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Wishful Thinking

Don’t be silly, you never know, even if you think you know, you still don’t know.

We’re all wishful thinkers and I’m pretty sure every wish – good or bad – appears as requested with a side of not so fast buster.

No problem …

Although the studio build is moving at a much slower pace than we planned, it’s been a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch Rob conquer every single trade that’s necessary to finish building this place in a perfect sleeping with the enemy kind of way … extraordinary. Not kidding and he knows it.

It turns out that living by the where there’s a will, there’s a way theory, even though the budget shrunk, looks pretty, pretty good … as always, somethings never change.

Dear Rob, you are my density. 😉

Such fun. Buzzy Potatoe  
 

 

Memories

Everyone knew she had to be the Scottie dog.memory jug for c © mara lee

Glued memories around a little dog and made sure not to embed him so she could remove him for a quick game.

memory jug for c © mara lee

One piece led to another … photos were taken.

Pass Go and Collect $200

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Glass Class

Months later … okay almost a year … along with my biggest fan and brain-trust Rober’  we finally finished my “Glass on Glass” instructional video class.

Available on Vimeo @ learn more

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art

Creating an instructional video was much easier than writing a book.  What book you ask? …  once upon a time, a publisher contacted me to write a book about my found object/pique assiette mosaic tile artwork.  The book took almost a year to write and photograph, was a great experience and a ton of work. The next time I write a book, I’m going to make darn sure that I get to name it and choose the cover image … mostly over it … not really.

The book is forever in the Library of Congress and is sold on 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 then finally really bad for the people who wrote them. People need to be nicer and smile more.

Happy Life Mosaic © mara lee

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 like the realization that I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and gosh darn it a few people loved it.

Giving my DIY Glass on Glass video an A+ out of celebration that I knocked the class out – unscripted – in 3 takes, didn’t cut myself once and Rob was not harmed when he pushed the publish button.

Hope you’ll check it out.

Glass Class with Mara Lee … Learn more …..