Probably the mosaic that gets discussed the most at art shows, my VW bus. It came to be from, first my experiences in the 60's, but also from this photo I took of an old VW bus we saw in a parking lot in Houston. I wonder who owns it, and I loved his license plate, just couldn't fit it in the mosaic.
I have been honored to get to know our next door Texas neighbor and brilliant, well-known photographer, Ike Fordyce. He humbles me by bringing over some of his photographs for me to mosaic. Here are three: The Black Winged Stilt, Egret in the Swamp and Gulls on the Rocks. Gulls on the Rocks was tricky, as I wanted to make sure the gulls looked like they were Standing On the rocks instead of Embedded In the rocks. I used my saw to cut out layers of the gulls shapes in order to make the mosaic-ed images stand out. I also started buying rocks, quite a few of them, as I wanted variation. At one point, our delivery post office carrier drove up and just pointed to the back seat of her car, as it was a Very large box of rocks. So..,.I have rocks to spare.
Two amazing art shows this summer, lots of new work, commissions... I've been busy. I've also been exploring a new technique, Glass on Glass.
Follow me on Instagram (MosaicsbyVirgene) thanks to my truly talented daughter, Alexa. She manages the site, and surprises me daily by posting one of my mosaics.
The Etsy shop is up and running.
Here are a few of my newer pieces.
I have added more items in the Etsy shop. You can see them on the website, Etsy.com, in my shop called: mosaicsbyvirgene.
I have opened a store on Etsy, named: Mosaicsbyvirgene
I'll be putting mosaic pieces in periodically, starting with just a few yesterday, but adding more this week. Let me know what you think. If you're an Etsy shopper, and favorite my shop, I would greatly appreciate it.
(Sorry about the other two posts you received, I was adding new mosaic photos to the site.)
I was honored to have one of my mosaics (Black Winged Stilt) accepted into the Imagine Art Show at Texas State in Round Rock. Last night's reception was amazing. The Black Winged Stilt was an interpretation from a photograph taken by Ike Fordyce, our neighbor here in Texas. He is a well-known photographer who has graciously given me permission to use his photos.
I haven't posted in quite some time...but I've been working hard on mosaics. Here are a few of my newest. Names in order: Arbol de la Vida, Dragon, Nevermore, A Sheep at the Gate, and Barbed Wire. Since my last post, I was juried into another gallery, Gallery Off the Square in Georgetown, Texas. I have also been accepted in two art shows: Art in the Park in Bemidji, Minnesota in July and the First City of Arts Studio Cruise, also in Bemidji in October.