I mentioned last week that I was going to be taking a short mosaic class. The class is taught through the community education program at our local community college. The class is just three nights, and I had the second class last night. I decided to do a project based on an illustration from one of my all-time favorite childrens' books, Mary Blair's "I Can Fly". I know I've raved about her artwork before, but if you aren't familiar, you definitely need to check out her work - she's amazing!
Anyway, here is a close-up of the tree I'm using for my mosaic:
and here's my mosaic with the trunk and tree branches complete:
The instructor for the class remarked that my mosaic looked like a quilt, which I found interesting considering that she had no idea that I'm a quilter... makes me wonder about my own style and voice in my work - maybe something is emerging after all... I'll continue to post updates as the mosaic progresses. All in all, I can report that thus far it's been really fun to do, but is a little hard on the hands (all the glass cutting!).