Friday, June 1, 2012

Monthly Mosaic Blog
This month went by very quickly!  I finished my mosaic for the CMA competition in the nick of time (a day before it was due).  The theme was music and I based my mosaic off a sketch I completed this winter.  I wanted to make it a lively piece with different angles and shapes of the instruments.  Also to play around with different shades of color to create a spotlight shining down through the piece, thus the title "In the Spotlight".  I was THRILLED to find out the within a few days I had won the members choice award!!  I was so honored to receive that from my mosaic peers on CMA :)

Also this month I now have a space in our local gallery.  I am excited to be a part of a gallery that has so many accomplished artisits in it.  I decided to hang some of my smaller pieces.  I found that I want to work faster and more often now that I do have a space to display and sell my work. I am finding on a normal week I can get in at least 4 hours a day of work in.  Like always, many ideas swimming in my head and not enough time.

Speaking of swimming this is a Koi fish mosaic I was trying to get done by the end of the month, but as you can see it is "a fish out of water".  I had other committments that came up.  I looked online to see what coloring the koi fish had and did some freehand drawings based on that and came up with this sketch.  The scales took awhile to complete, I spent about 5 hours on them, since I of course wanted smooth edeges  (love my glass grinder). I am not quite sure how I am going to do the water yet but it is obviously going to be a complementary color theme.  This is a 12 x 12 on wedi board.

Goals for the month
-Finish Koi Fish
-Attend MMG Meeting
-Figure out which sketch to start another larger piece for MMG show in July
-Organize my digital pictures of my mosaics (I feel like they are everywhere on the computor)

Quote of the Month
"Life is whatever we choose to make of it."