Writing a book was on the bucket list so when Stackpole Books asked me to write about my art I took on the challenge and became a published author in 2010.
One year, over 11,000 words, 500 shot/edited photos and 16 custom – off the fly – mosaic tile projects later the book was published with a cover I didn’t choose. Que, sera, sera. Write another one, you big baby.
The book is forever in the Library of Congress and is sold on Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble, to name a few. It’s been reviewed by some happy people, who encouraged me to keep gluing, while others posted some really mean reviews that at first made me very sad, then mad and finally really bad for the people who wrote them.
Flipping through the book I could still feel the inexperience, love and courage that went into this artistic challenge … a choice that I made knowing that it would expose my creative soul to a universe that I try to keep small.
Overall, I give the book a B+ … which was always acceptable in my world, especially in math. The book is good – not great – but I finished it and survived everything that came along with it. A job well-done.
ABOUT THE BOOK – With hundreds of photos and straightforward, down-to-earth text, this book takes you through the steps for creating a dozen different mosaic tile projects — selecting a base and mosaic tile materials, creating a mosaic tile design, mosaic tile, cutting techniques, and finishing your project.
The quirky switch place covers, mosaic tiled picture frames, mosaic tile tables, and glass embellished with extraordinary glass designs.
With the easy to follow instructions and mosaic tile supply lists you can create your own unique mosaic tile art with cool found objects.
NOW ON VIDEO … I’m gonna give my new DIY Glass Class video an A+ because … I knocked it out in 3 unscripted takes, didn’t cut myself once and Rob wasn’t harmed when he pushed the publish button. Hope you’ll check it out.