THE POWER OF WORDS
I want to share the back story behind this mirror mosaic piece and what inspired me to put this message in mirror.  Several years ago while visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla with my mother we were standing outside in the back of the museum overlooking the ocean.  I however, was staring at the mural by Ed Ruscha painted on the side of the museum.  The mural reads ‘BRAVE MEN RUN IN MY FAMILY’.  I could not help but feel annoyed.  Brave.  Why is that word so often associated with masculinity?  Women need to hear this message too, I said out loud.  I have been blessed with so many strong women in my life and in my family yet they don’t always see this strength in themselves, myself included.  So I created a piece that would remind us of our own strength as well as pay tribute to all the brave women in my family.  What I love about these particular words in mirror is that as you are reading the word brave you are also seeing your own reflection in the mirror.
This mirror mosaic may be purchased online at my SHOP High-res

THE POWER OF WORDS

I want to share the back story behind this mirror mosaic piece and what inspired me to put this message in mirror.  Several years ago while visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla with my mother we were standing outside in the back of the museum overlooking the ocean.  I however, was staring at the mural by Ed Ruscha painted on the side of the museum.  The mural reads ‘BRAVE MEN RUN IN MY FAMILY’.  I could not help but feel annoyed.  Brave.  Why is that word so often associated with masculinity?  Women need to hear this message too, I said out loud.  I have been blessed with so many strong women in my life and in my family yet they don’t always see this strength in themselves, myself included.  So I created a piece that would remind us of our own strength as well as pay tribute to all the brave women in my family.  What I love about these particular words in mirror is that as you are reading the word brave you are also seeing your own reflection in the mirror.

This mirror mosaic may be purchased online at my SHOP

DOODLES
I am a notoriously late gift giver.  It is probably because I always want to make my gifts rather than buy them, feels a bit more meaningful.  Well, back in November I had a few free days so I had the idea to create some watercolors for my best friends who had just had babies (by just, I mean within the past year, year and a half).  When I was younger my grandmother painted me a watercolor with my initials in it and it made me feel so special.  Hopefully this watercolor does the same for Addie.
Here I am 3 months later finishing the last piece (I only made 4).  Whew!  I have yet to master the art of keeping things simple.  Anyway, this watercolor was inspired by an invitation by Rudi de Wet that I saw HERE. SO cool! High-res

DOODLES


I am a notoriously late gift giver.  It is probably because I always want to make my gifts rather than buy them, feels a bit more meaningful.  Well, back in November I had a few free days so I had the idea to create some watercolors for my best friends who had just had babies (by just, I mean within the past year, year and a half).  When I was younger my grandmother painted me a watercolor with my initials in it and it made me feel so special.  Hopefully this watercolor does the same for Addie.

Here I am 3 months later finishing the last piece (I only made 4).  Whew!  I have yet to master the art of keeping things simple.  Anyway, this watercolor was inspired by an invitation by Rudi de Wet that I saw HERE. SO cool!

CONFETTI

Whew!  This one took me way longer then I had planned for, however, that is the way most of my projects go.  What was difficult with this watercolor was deciding when the piece was done.  I am still not sure.  C’est la vie, I am moving on.

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HUGS & KISSES: THE PROCESS

I am a big fan of surrounding oneself by meaningful art and often find myself drawn to creating art for others that is personal to them.  So when my friend Barb, owner of Hatch Creative Studio in NY, suggested I design a mirror mosaic piece which can be customized with couple’s initials I was thrilled with the idea.  ”Hugs & Kisses” is what I came up with and can be purchased here !  

I have decided to show photos of the process since everyone is always so curious when viewing one of these mirror pieces.

STEP 1  I create a stencil of the pattern I would like to be in grout.  Then, using a fine tip sharpie I trace the stencil on top of the mirror.

STEP 2  I then cut the glass using a glass cutter, following the sharpie lines.

STEP 3  This is the “humpty dumpty” phase, everything gets put back together.  I adhere each piece one by one onto the art board.

STEP 4  Lastly, I smother grout over the piece filling in the intended cracks.  Once the grout dries the surface gets meticulously cleaned using water and a clean rag.

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