Monthly Mosaic Blog
I have had a wonderfully productive month in April. I finished 3 smaller mosaics and started a 24" x 24" music themed mosaic to enter into the CMA competition.
Also thanks to my friend Dawn Elliott I was able to have some beautiful business cards made along with a classy looking website. She did an amazing job!
The reason for the push to get all this done is that I am going to be selling my work in our local art gallery. I start this Thursday and I am looking forward to displaying and selling my work in an environment with such wonderful artists.
Here is the 1st mosaic. I was able to get it completed except for the grouting which I will do tomorrow, in 7 hours. I bought a few canvas boards at Dick Blick and thought I would try mosaicing on them. It is a nice substrate to try out and they were on sale. I just used stained glass. What drew me to this mosaic is that I love the blue and green colors and just wanted to use them to make a samller mosaic to sell at the Gallery
Here is another Torii Gate mirror I finished to sell at the gallery. I will be grouting this one tomorrow also. I guess it will be a grout day tomorrow.
Now onto my 24"x24" music mosaic that I am working on. I have had this sketched for a few months and finally figured out a plan for colors. I am using different tones of each color so it looks like a spotlight is shining down on the instruments. Once again I hope this turns out, but I guess its the journey of each piece that we make that helps us continue to develop our technique. I am using wedi board as a substrate and for materials-stained glass, karma glass, beads, vitreous tiles and sunshine tiles.
I am looking forward to another productive month learning and growing in mosaics.
Plan for the month:
-Get my space at the gallery all set up
-Work a few times in the gallery
-Finish Music piece and enter it into CMA
-Finish a fish mosaic
Quote of the month:
"What is passion? Passion is surely the becoming of a person."