Night Runner Hibiscus Fabric Mosaic

I recently finished this mixed media piece titled Night Runner Hibiscus. Once again, the piece features a combination of tissue collage and fabric mosaic. Night Runner Hibiscus measures 12″x12″ and is available for sale. I made some progress figuring out how to lay down tissue collage backgrounds for these floral fabric mosaics. The key is layering. I began with color[…]

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First Fish Series is Complete

I finished up the series of 4 fabric mosaic fish this week. This is the first set of artwork that I have completed since moving down to Bradenton and making the commitment to myself to be a full time artist. I’m figuring out what that means – pursuing art full time. It’s going to take discipline. It is so easy[…]

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Red Hibiscus is Finished

I finished up the Red Hibiscus piece this weekend. I’m happy with it. And better yet, I learned some things as I struggled to get it figured out. As mentioned in a previous post, this piece was a bit aggravating. I started out with my standard color blocking approach to fabric mosaic. But color blocking assumes you are working with[…]

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Fighting the Art

I took a break from the fish today. I picked up a project that I had set aside a couple weeks ago. It’s a fabric mosaic hibiscus. I had set the project aside because I was struggling with it. And while working on the fish, I came up with some ideas on how to move forward on it. It’s funny how solutions[…]

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Fish #2 is Done!

I completed Fish #2 yesterday. These are taking about 1 day each to complete. Not sure what that means in the way of total hours since I tend to start and stop. I need to work on a more detailed time study. Artists need that info in order to figure out a pricing structure that works for their art. That[…]

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Fish #1 is Done!

I finished the first of my current fish series today. Finishing a fabric mosaic always gets a little tedious at the end as I need to take a little more care in cutting and placing the remaining fabric snippets. Vintage buttons and sequins were added as embellishments. It seems fitting to use old “shell” buttons in this series as the underwater[…]

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