Making Mosaics with Found Objects

objet d’art

In 2010, I wrote a book about my art. It took a little over a year, 11,000 words, 500 staged, shot and edited photos of the 16 found object projects that I created out of thin air.

When all was said and done the book was published with a cover that I didn’t get to design or choose. 

Que, sera, sera. Write another one, you big baby.

The book is forever in the Library of Congress and is sold in books stores like Goodreads and Barnes & Noble, to name a couple.  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 still feel the 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 adhesives, cutting techniques, grouting and finishing your project.

NOW ON VIDEO … I’m gonna give my new DIY Glass Class video an A+ cause 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.

Glass Class with Mara Lee on Vimeo

Glass Class

 

4 thoughts on “objet d’art”

  1. This is something that everyone can enjoy and what a great way to use your creativity with “FOUND, SPECIAL and treasured objects!”
    +1

  2. This book is fantastic! The pictures are amazing and the simple how to steps and verbalization make this a can’t wait project!

    I can’t tell you how many times I have broken something special that I wished I had saved for this purpose…

    This is something that everyone can enjoy and what a great way to use your creativity with “FOUND, SPECIAL and treasured objects!”

    Tom and Carly Schommer

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