Making Mosaics with Found Objects

Writing the Book

Not bad for a first attempt.
Not bad for a first attempt.

Most of us want to write a book.

I did … I just couldn’t decide what to write a book about.

My prayers were answered, when Stackpole Books asked me to write a book about my art.

Skipping and blowing bubbles … I took on the challenge.

One year, 11,000 words, 500 photos and 16 forced mosaic tile projects later, the book was published.

It’s out there, nothing can stop it, people will review it and with a cover that I didn’t get to choose:(

Started out alright  … a few friends posted some supportive reviews and then Kenneth Bee showed up.

1.0 out of 5 stars FOR AMATEURS!, February 13, 2012

By KENNETH E BEE (SALTSBURG, PA, US) Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Making Mosaics with Found Objects (Paperback) This is not what I expected. The projects were very crude and amateurish and the opposite of creative and inspiring. Not even good for kids’ projects in my opinion. I’m not sure why anyone published this as there are many books on the same subject out there that run circles around this one. Save your money.

Blindsided!  Talk about stark naked in the middle of a grocery store.

Now what?  Constructive criticism is one thing … how do you get passed such a mean review?

band-aid-calm

You don’t … until someone covers up the mean with a warm fuzzy blanket.

5.0 out of 5 stars Don’t judge this book by its cover, October 21, 2013
By Lesley Grace (Australia) This review is from: Making Mosaics with Found Objects (Kindle Edition)
This book’s cover is a little dull but don’t let that put you off. I have so many mosaic books but this is now one of my favourites. The Author comes across as a really warm, modest person, constantly creating and then critiquing her work as she pushes on to perfect her chosen craft. She has a wealth of experience and is happy to share it in a really accessible and self-effacing way. Her message is ‘have a go and don’t worry about making mistakes’.I enjoy making mosaics from bits and pieces from charity shops so this book is particularly appealing to me. She offers some really good practical hints which I haven’t found in other books. I am really happy with my purchase.

Thank you, Lesley!

Carpe Diem

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