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Monday, May 14, 2012
It's In The Eyes
For the eyes I had the perfect one inch scrap of glass the exact shade I needed.
Every scrap of glass is saved for these "in case I need it" and eventually they get used. Same for the nose - scraps of the perfect shades of rose needed.
Saving the letters for last since that is the least fun part for me.
Watching the piece come into focus and develop as I paint with glass is one of the most satisfying part of mosaics.
Challenging my abilities with new materials, sizes and shapes is exciting because like a story I am writing I know the beginning and the end - the middle "how" part is the discovery.
So in a sense they are picture stories written in glowing jewel colors and textures - each vibrantly different and unique by process as well as subject.