Sunday, September 26, 2010

Through the Looking Glass

 In the past I have been writing about artwork by deceased masters. Now I want to begin incorporating artists who are currently creating and producing amazing works of art. As some of you know, I took my first mosaics class earlier this year and loved it. It was such an exciting new way to create! I took one of my illustrations and simplified it for my first mosaic. It was extremely time consuming, but also very rewarding. It was a lot of fun to create an illustration using such a permanent and sturdy medium.

I would now like to share the work of an amazing mosaic artist that I have recently stumbled across. Her name is Doreen Adams and she is currently working on some AMAZING mosaics that she hopes to have completed for Lewis Carroll's 150th anniversary of 'Alice and Wonderland'.

Her work perfectly combines my love of children's book illustration with my love of mosaics. This is such a time consuming medium to use and is also quite difficult. The amount of detail incorporated in these pieces astounds me. She is a definite kindred spirit and shares my love of illustration, children's books and mosaics. So much so, that she has also written and illustrated a book entitled 'Skinny Malinky Long Legs, Big Banana Feet'. I have only shared two of my favorite Alice in Wonderland mosaics. For the rest, as well as more information about this artist, please visit her website.
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  1. You did a nice job with your mosaic. I got a mosaic kit for Christmas one year, but it didn't look very good when I finished, and my fingers were sore from handling the glass. The mosaics you show here are fantastic!

  2. I've always wanted to try a mosaic! Yours is fantastic! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I think I will keep up with that medium.. It's all I ever used to do until I started taking college classes where they had me switch to paint. I plan on making many many more! Thanks so much! Love your blog! xoxo

  3. Thanks so much both of you! Katherine- mosaics are EXTREMELY rough on the hands! I can't tell you how many cuts I acquired over the course of that class. My hands were constantly stinging.