Sunday, March 08, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Intricate"

©KathleenRietz
Since I am still busy illustrating my second children's book of 2009, I thought I would post something different for Illustration Friday. I used to have time to pursue other creative outlets, and really enjoyed making mosaics. I still have a basement full of beautiful glass, and some day I hope to get back to mosaics. For me it was very therapeutic....I could make whatever I wanted and no one could tell me if it was right or wrong. I always thought I would sell my creations, but I gave most of them away as gifts. This mirror still hangs in my kitchen.

By the way, to read an update on my school visit for the book "The ABCs of Yoga for Kids" later this month, click here. (You can also order the book by clicking on the book icon in the upper right hand corner of this blog page.)

24 comments:

  1. must take forever to do one or at least it would me.
    great colors. seems almost like a puzzle trying to fit all the pieces together. Hope u get your chance to do more would like to seem more too if you do;
    michael dailey

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  2. Congrats again on the new book! I am so excited for you.

    I love the mosaic mirror. I started doing mosaics once, but there were so many new tools and materials I needed to stock up on that I never really continued. Yours are beautiful, and here's to being more creative than we know what to do with.

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  3. I do love this mirror. Your creativity as an artist shines through in everything you do! : )

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  4. The mirror is so pretty, anyone who looks in it must see a smile.

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  5. How lovely - very creative! It's great to see a different craft for the theme!

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  6. I love mosaics and used to make a lot. My hands suffered too much to carry on even though they're so beautiful. Good luck with the book sales! :)x

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  7. keep at this kate! I have a friend in town who has a gallery/studio called Crackpot Studios. She does mosaics on everything! I can just see your work on large vessels, tabletops, etc. The only problem with doing this (as you know) is the weight of the items makes it costly to ship.

    This mirror is beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful mosaic mirror! I love the shapes and the colors you chose. Nice to see a mosaic as a change of pace.

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  9. Very nice Kate. My wife has always wanted to start doing mosaics. She's going thru a rough time with her mom being sick...maybe a little "mosaic therapy is just what she needs. Thanks ans great work.

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  10. Very nice Kate. My wife has always wanted to start doing mosaics. She's going thru a rough time with her mom being sick...maybe a little "mosaic therapy is just what she needs. Thanks ans great work.

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  11. Beautiful Kate.
    You got an angel heart for the giveaways. I am sure they are all well treasured by your friends:)

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  12. this is really pretty kate!! looks like the works of a perfectionist! are u? you are so talented my friend! xo linda

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  13. Hi Kate! This is a lovely piece. Nice to see another of your talents. : ) Hugs to Sunshine.

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  14. Your mosaic is lovely. Great vibrant colors. I teach a couple of art classes for children and we are doing a simplified version of a mosaic to be used as a garden paving stone this very week.

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  15. It looks like it was a blast to make!! Good luck on your book visit and signing Kate!

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  16. Aren't mosaics fun? Back in college I worked with an artist doing mosaics. I learned all about the craft. We did floors, walls, big pots, and all kinds of really big projects for really rich people. It was fun and sometimes painful! The closest I have gotten to a mosaic is the floor on my patio which is not really made with glass it's just painted concrete to make it look like mosaic.

    Wishing you the best on your book signing...

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  17. Nice switch- and lovely! Congrats on the upcoming book!

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  18. I agree, nice color mixing. Awesome piece of art. And congrats in your new book! Keep it up!

    For storing, shipping, packing, crating and installing fine art and antiques.

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  19. Really lovely interesting piece,
    regards

    rui sousa

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  20. I love your mosaic mirror, Kathleen. Very beautiful. I bet it would be fun to do mosaics. I keep wanting to make a tabletop for the garden or something, but never make time for it.

    I always love to see what you're up to. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Wow! Your mosaic sat me back in awe. It looks wonderfully and it shines literally. I bow to you and applaud the hot. Thank you for the unforgettable artwork.

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