Friday, December 29, 2006

Still Alive!

Wow ~ I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last blogged. Sorry~ I promise to be more consistent in the new year (one of those resolutions I'm going to work on!) but I've been super busy with (1) Christmas orders; (2) my sweet son's 4th birthday; and (3) Jesus' birthday. December is always an overwhelming combination of stress, awe, beauty and fun.

I want to thank everybody for your support in 2006 . . . whether you ordered something, commented on my artwork or just looked at the website and/or blog . . . Thank You! Marymaking Designs had an amazing year and I'm looking forward to another great year in 2007. I have lots of great ideas swimming in my head (the Muses seem to be working overtime right now!) . . . . be sure to stay tuned!

Wishing you a blessed and joyful 2007 ~


Sunday, December 03, 2006

One More Mosaic Cross

I can't believe I forgot to share this beautiful mosaic cross. It was commissioned by my client as a Baptism gift for her very special niece. It is created on my small (7" x 11.5") cross base.

In Him ~


Recent Mosaic Artwork

No time for a lengthy, thought provoking entry . . . just want to share some recent mosaics.

A series of 4 mosaic crosses. I want to write an entire blog entry on these crosses eventually . . . they tell a moving story. But for now ~ just the pictures. Three of the mosaic crosses feature turquoise glass and the fourth is made with white irridescent glass and "grouted" with turquoise Delica seed beads. The focal point of the white cross is a silver, gold and diamond Mother & Child charm:

Two mosaic crosses . . . both with beige irridescent glass (you can see the irridescence best towards the top of the mosaic crosses) and tobacco brown grout:

Junior League Ornaments ~ a client orders these each year for our local Junior League chapter. First ~ the ornaments. Then ~ the actual logo:

An Ichthus Mosaic Cross:

I hope you are enjoying the Holidays . . . don't forget the true spirit of the Christmas Season!

In Him ~