I just finished this polka dotted Lipstick Halibut. It is 32" long and 15" wide. It is proving to be very difficult to photograph, as the light seems to always be hitting it in some way or another. It is so much more beautiful in real life, with its varying shades of green, purple, and blue. I think it would be perfect in a play room, a reading nook, a bedroom, or even a coastal living room. This is the first in a series of Funky Fish of Maine. Next in the line up will be a Sculpin, or maybe a Dogfish.
Two days before her wedding, Lisa contacted me about a commissioned piece for her soon to be husband. We messaged each other that night, and she told me she would like a compass rose. After a couple of sketches, we settled on a design. Her husband is retired from the Navy, so we decided to include navy glass with gold rope encircling the compass rose, to incorporate items from the navy emblem. I messaged her color samples for approval, she agreed to the materials deposit, and I placed a glass order that night! Here are initial sketches and color references:
This mosaic was to be a surprise birthday gift, so I had to keep all photos offline. Lisa asked to receive updates, so I sent progress shots, along with clarifying questions, to be sure she was happy and we were on the same page. Here are some of the photos I sent her along the way:
The finished mosaic is 22" x 22" and is framed in walnut stained oak. I love it.
It was delivered and gifted today, so I can share! This commission was so much fun to work on, and gave me the chance to make a compass rose, which I have been wanting to do for some time! It was also my first time making letters, and after a week of worrying about the best way to make them, I am happy to say, they were a success!
Before delivering it, I had my husband take my picture next to it. Excuse my bleary eyed-just-got-back-from-camping-for-3-days-with-3-kids look.
I am happy to hear that Lisa's husband loves his gift!
I am a stained glass mosaic artist from Maine.