Monday, December 31, 2012
mosaic marathon at SAMA in Lexington, KY this year. I look forward to 2013, to finishing my book and to seeing what's next. Happy New Year to all my readers. Thanks for following along in my artistic journey!Well, I didn't get a lot done on my book this year, but I did add to my pet portrait portfolio! And I had an amazing experience leading the
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
These four portraits were commissioned by a woman in Texas and she just received them so I can now post them! They are all 5x7" and made with stained glass. They were a challenge working this small but I am very happy with how they turned out.
|Elgin, 5x7" stained glass|
|Rowdy, 5x7" stained glass|
|Madeline, 5x7" stained glass|
|Bubba, 5x7" stained glass|
Monday, September 3, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
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Friday, April 6, 2012
And in the last photo, I recreated one of my mosaics from a few years ago, "We're Free!" and put it in a frame. The frame was actually a mirror at first (designed from our actual mirror) but it was complicated when it came time to make the reflection in the mirror. It just didn't read very well, so I turned it into a framed artwork instead! It's been fun putting my older mosaics in the book. Going to get a start on the design for #13 this weekend. Down to my last three mosaics for the book. Hoping to be done by this summer!
|Recreation of We're Free|
|We're Free from 2008|
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
|Mosaics installed at The Nest|
Photo by Lin Schorr
|Me and my designs|
The next day (Tuesday), since the airline didn’t have a direct flight from Minneapolis to Lexington, I had to first go to Atlanta and then Lexington. I finally arrived about 12:30 pm. I was super stressed as I had wanted to have a good night’s sleep the night before and start setting up for the mosaic marathon that morning. (Did I mention I was the lead artist and responsible for everything going smoothly?!) Then I found out my luggage had gone on to Detroit because that was supposedly the fastest way of getting it to me. Huh? They would deliver it to my hotel around dinner time.
When I arrived at the hotel, I took another shower, put my dirty clothes back on, and went downstairs to set up for the marathon. Fortunately, I had been super paranoid about my designs getting lost with my luggage, so I had put them in a long, cardboard tube and carried them with me throughout my travels (very awkward, by the way).
|Carol, Lin and Susan getting a start.|
So I got the room set up and the designs traced onto the boards with enormous help from my friends (xoxo). In fact, I think they did most of it! I just tried to keep my eyes open, although you do start running on adrenaline at some point, just to function. Dave brought me a sandwich and if he hadn’t, I wouldn’t have eaten at all. My body shut down the first few days. It didn’t want to make any demands on me, knowing I was too busy to listen!
|Cherie, Judy and Stefan|
|Michael was there a lot! He probably |
did an entire panel himself, haha
|Pieces all glued down! Photo by Pam Goode|
|Lin Schorr, Best in Show, In Her Shoes|
Photo by Crystal Thomas
|Kelley and Linda|
|Dave and Crystal in Mammoth Cave|
Monday was installation day! Lin and Dave and Stefan and Jeannot were still in town, so they came, too. It was great having my friends there! Lin took a ton of photos (which I’m so glad she did, since my camera didn’t do nearly as nice a job) and Stefan and Dave helped install the mosaics. I was nervous that morning because I had heard that a TV crew would be there, but fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) they weren’t. However, a photographer from Tops Magazine was there and I will post that article later when it comes out. The mosaics were installed at The Nest, a women and children’s center in Lexington. It was exciting to see them hanging there, knowing that visitors would get to enjoy all of the work that so many put into it. I don’t know for sure, but I’d like to say somewhere around 100 members participated.
|Tops Magazine photographing our fabulous installation team!|
After saying good bye to my friends and having one last dinner in Lexington with Jeffrey from The Nest, it was time to go home. Only one panic moment traveling home when I was twice sent to the wrong gate at LAX with only minutes to spare before takeoff, but I made it and got home tired and happy. Nothing like sleeping in your own bed and being with the family you missed! I have a huge amount of gratitude for my friends who helped me, encouraged and supported me throughout this experience. No words of thanks can be sufficient, but just know I appreciate and adore each and every one of you!
|Some of the many friends who supported me|
|I'm so lucky to have such amazing friends!|
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Off to finalize details for the mosaic marathon in Lexington, KY next week. When I get back, I will be full time on my book to get it done!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Just realized that the background wall is the same color as the hand, so I will need to lighten or darken the background so the hand stands out. Taking a short break from the book now to complete a small 5x7" cat commission. Back at the book in a week or so!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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