Friday, July 17, 2009

Finished 1st Mosaic of Book!!

Today I finished the first of the mosaics for my children's book - woo hoo! It is 15x24" and will be the first 2 pages of the book. It took me almost 70 hours, which is close to what I estimated, so I'm happy. What surprised me was that I was able to put in mostly 4-7 hour days, despite it being summer and having my son home with me. Although it took exactly 4 weeks, I worked only 18 days of it (due to vacation or simply needing a day off!). Imagine if I were to work completely uninterrupted! I could be done in 7 months! So that's not gonna happen. Moving on...

Here is a teensy peek at the mosaic. I know it isn't much at all, but this particular mosaic gave me little to share because any part of it gives too much away on what the story is about. I promise to share more with the next mosaic!!

Unfortunately I won't get started on it for maybe a month as I have a mosaic puzzle piece to make for Lin Schorr's collaborative jigsaw puzzle mural, as well as a commission I just got yesterday for a cat and a horse. I'm really excited to start the next 2 pages of the book (there will be people in it and that will be my greatest challenge for this project), but I'm happy to still be making money, too. :-)

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations Christine. I know the book will be wonderful. Also congrats on the commission pieces, too.

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  2. You are very welcome Christine.

    I can't wait to be one of the first
    purchasers of your book.

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  3. I am so curious Christine to see more of what you are doing in you book.

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  4. Good luck with the book project! This is exciting. Followed your flickr post to read your blog. Now I must follow via google.

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  5. Thanks so much Irit and Rebecca!

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