Since I’ve discovered Wordless Wednesday, I have found some very cool bloggers, like Michelle Masters, who makes topiary themed illustrations in watercolor and ink. When Michelle said she was going to be at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and my tickets came in the mail, I was excited. I stopped by her lovely booth of prints, cards, pillows and linen towels, and said hello. It was a pleasure to meet a blogging friend, and to see her art in person. I bought this Thinking of You print, with such a sweet bunny perched on a wash tub, and clipping a leafy heart, as a gift to myself. I am usually busy making things for other people, but for this print, I made a mosaic frame for it with bits of pale green glass, to hang in my studio(next to my orange rabbit art tile). Perhaps I am fond of rabbits because my husband was born in the Year of the Rabbit?
At the same time, my friend Cynthia, asked me to mosaic an antique silver pocket watch, which was missing the clock, as a gift for a friend. This was the polar opposite of her last commission, the Mosaic Bowling ball! She wanted greens for the watch mosaic. I loved working within the engraved border of vining clover, and giving something broken a new face to the world. I found a teeny tiny millefiori bead for the center, and used one of my tins of offcuts to find the rest of the pieces. Cynthia said her friend loved it, and I’m glad I could be part of her birthday celebration! I enjoy new challenges, and welcome commissions for gifts for others, or for yourself.