Take a Leap with Frog and Gecko Mosaics January 10 2022 Blue Water Pool Mosaics Frog mosaics are more than broken pieces placed together to create a picture. Mosaics are fascinating, but they are brilliant when combined with spirit animals. If you look around, you’ll see frogs everywhere – on clothing, drinkware, jewelry, garden stones, trinkets, fountain statues, and even Halloween costumes. Spirit animals often appear in art, and frogs are no different. Some people believe the frog to be a symbol of prosperity and good luck. Frogs make great characters for children’s books, and why not? Frogs are fun. What child hasn’t played leapfrog at some point? Books about frogs have entertained children for decades. When we think about frogs, one of the first things that comes to mind is their green color, although depending on the species, they are also brown, black, red, blue, and combinations of colors. Geckos make good backyard guests that gobble up insects. The ability to camouflage themselves is similar to that of salamanders. Neither is harmful to humans, although you should avoid picking up frogs since they carry salmonella. People love frogs and geckos for many reasons. Animals Without Agenda First, frogs seem to have no plan; they are happy creatures that eat bugs. Imagine being able to swim and lounge on the beach all day without a care in the world. Second, they hop around and lounge beside a body of water, and they don’t want anything from you. Often, clip art and artistic expressions show frogs with their legs crossed, with a broad smile, sometimes drinking lemonade or luxuriating on a lilypad. Ah, the good life. Like lizards, they don’t have much else to do besides hunt for insects. Since they get rid of creepy-crawly things, roll out the welcome mat! Most of us hate eight-legged creeps, but frogs and geckos can help get rid of them. Spirit Animals You’re in for a treat if the frog is your spirit animal. Water, rebirth, change, transformation, and healing are associated with frogs. But not all frogs are created equal: a bullfrog means patience, which signifies calm. Since green frogs are the color of nature, they represent energy and protection. The tree frog is a symbol of vitality and abundance. Frogs can help cleanse you of negative energy. In some cultures, geckos are guardians or spirit animals. Geckos are known to be symbols of renewal, so they are said to make your home a safer place. Frog and Gecko Decor Geckos and frogs make excellent wall decor because of their versatility. Consider the following: Metal wall art: Since both frogs and geckos lend themselves to lots of colors, they are perfect for indoor and outdoor decorating. Garden frogs: statues, rock art, frog house, habitat garden and frog houses – are fun additions to the garden. Fountain Frogs: Both natural and faux frogs belong in fountains! Geckos are perfect for fairy gardens when placed behind rocks. Aquariums: Adding gecko and frog art to aquariums is a great idea and adds to the interest and fun. Don’t worry; they won’t eat your fish! Frog and Gecko Mosaics for Your Pool Of course, there is no better setting to decorate with frogs and geckos than your pool. With over 5,000 species of frogs and 1,850 geckos, artists have plenty of inspiration to create colorful works of art in and out of the water. Among these species are the green frogs. Combined with a pool’s blue canvas, a green frog pool mosaic works well with rippling water when caught in a light breeze in the sunlight. It’s almost as if the frog is about to leap right in front of you! The artisans at Blue Water Pool Mosaics feel a kinship with frogs and geckos because they are fascinating subjects. There are no shortages of colors, angles, and positions an artist can assign to frogs and geckos. Put them on the bottom of your pool and imagine you’re walking among amphibians that inhabited the earth some 200 million years ago. Adding pool mosaics to showers, backsplashes, bar areas, and patios can spruce up otherwise common areas. So go ahead, take a leap! Call us today at Blue Water Pool Mosaics, and let us brainstorm ways to add to your pool fun. Kids of all ages will enjoy frogs and geckos when they join you in your backyard aquarium; in fact, you’ll wonder what took you so long. It will be pool season before you know it, so hop to it!