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Orange Patchwork Frame by Margaret Almon

Galaxy Art Show and Sale 2013: Benefit for Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Bucks County

Orange Patchwork Frame by Margaret Almon
Orange Patchwork Frame by Margaret Almon.

 

My work will be part of the 2013 Galaxy Art Show and Sale November 7-10, at the Bucks County Courthouse, Doylestown, PA.  This annual fundraiser for the Network of Victim Assistance(NOVA) is has a devoted staff and volunteers who create bar codes for all our art, help the artists load in, and provide a central check0ut for people to make their purchases.

There is a gala reception with the artists on Thursday, November 7th from 5-8. Come meet the artists, and enjoy a wine and cheese reception.

Regular show hours are Friday, November 8th from 10-7, Saturday November 9th from 10-7 and Sunday November 10th from 10-4.  Free Admission.  The wonderful staff runs the show, and allows me to be in two places at once, since Nutmeg Designs is at the Transformations Art and Craft Show at the Hopewell Train Station in Hopewell, NJ the same weekend.

I am arranging my mosaics in rainbow order as a symbol of hope.  NOVA provides counseling, advocacy and community education, which is a source of hope.

 

Gifts in Green: A Bit of Spring in My Mosaics

Bunny Topiary Print by Michelle Masters with a frame by Margaret Almon
Bunny Topiary Print by Michelle Masters with a frame by Margaret Almon

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?

New Watch Face in Mosaic
New Watch Face in Mosaic by Margaret Almon.

 

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.