Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

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 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!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Children's Book Mosaic #13 done!

After a long break from working on the book, I've finally finished #13!  Here are a couple of detail shots.  As you can see, it is a close up of our cat, Raymi.  She is in nearly every page! 

I have one more large mosaic to go, plus one or two small ones.  Then I have some changes I want to make to all of the mosaics, which might take several weeks.  And finally, putting them on boards and grouting them.  I only need about three months to finish, I think.  I'm currently working on another dog portrait, but once that is finished, I won't be taking any more commissions until the book is done.  I'd like to get it to the printers by July or August of next year so it will be printed by Christmas.  Stay tuned!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pet Portraits Finished!

Elgin, 5x7" stained glass

Rowdy, 5x7" stained glass

Madeline, 5x7" stained glass

Bubba, 5x7" stained glass
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.