I am currently working on the Garden Fairy, which was inspired by a photo I took in my own garden. The fairy is actually a statue surrounded by plants and flowers. The final, unframed, size of this is 20” x 30”.
One of the first things I do is create a drawing, or cartoon, of the image I want to use for my mosaic. This is usually an outline without a lot of detail. You can see from the reference of the quarter, the size of my cuts are quite small.
I am using a “direct” technique for this project, which means I am adhering the glass I use directly on to the final substrate. The substrate I am using for this is foam core board.
Creating mosaic art is a slow process, as I cut each piece by hand and carefully place it, so that it will enhance the design, giving it depth and movement.
The fairy is getting her wings and then it will be onto the plants and flowers surrounding her. The focal points are always done first. Once I complete all the glass work, I will apply grout, finish the edges of the board and frame it. Please come back to see the finished product!