It's fall, my favorite time of the year! I love when it starts to get colder and the maple trees change color and their leaves get blown around, like a ballet. And when it's cold out, I tend to mosaic more! Since my last newsletter I've been busy finishing these portraits. They are only 5x7" each and cutting pieces small enough for the detail has been a challenge, especially the eyes! But I am happy with how they all turned out. Two more to go.
My Children's Book
Since I have been working on the pet portraits, I haven't had time to work on my book, unfortunately, and I really miss it! I can't wait to get back to it. Here is a detail shot from the 13th mosaic, which is nearly finished. I'm still looking at publication next year and will keep you posted as to the exact date. If you'd like a postcard sent to you in the mail when the book is ready, send me an email here to be added to my mailing list.
An interesting side note with the mosaic above of our cat, Raymi: it is based off a photograph of our cat, and I have used this photograph as inspiration twice before in my mosaics!
Raymi 2008 Dinner? 2009
What Else is Going On
My mosaic, In a Pear Tree, is headed to The Nest in Lexington, KY to be hung in an exhibition of small mosaics during the Lexington Arts Gallery Hop, November 16. There will also be an official unveiling of Ready to Fly, the mosaic triptych I was lead artist for and worked on with participants at the SAMA conference in February this year. I thought it would be fun to send a mosaic of a bird to go along with the goldfinches in Ready to Fly!
In a Pear Tree
Panel Two, Ready to Fly
Other Artists I Enjoy
One of my favorite local artists (based in Ojai, CA) is Christine Brennan. With consistent themes of animals, children, and nature, you can understand why she'd be one of my faves! And aren't the colors sumptious? One of these days I will see the perfect one for me and I will buy it.
That's it for now! Thank you for reading my newsletter and if you think others would be interested in reading it, feel free to pass it on.
Warm regards, until next time,