I was thrilled to be commissioned to do a mosaic piece for the head office of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association in Raleigh, NC. The pieces were the letters “N, C, P, T, A.” I carried a basic color theme throughout and included special, visually interesting pieces in each letter. My goal was to be conservative – I’m known for being a bit whimsical – okay, VERY whimsical. The project was a lot of fun and I was so honored to have been asked to make these letters.
One of my sisters-in-law asked me to make a New Orleans’ themed letter “E” for her boss. He loves New Orleans, so I pulled together the brightest pieces I could find and went to work. I made the leaves and crab from polymer clay. I found the metal Mardi Gras mask at Goodwill and the jazz singer at a locat antique store.
The anticipation of spring inspired me to make this whimsical birdhouse! I repainted the bird to match and filled the house with lots of pretty china, buttons, beads, polymer clay objects and rocks. I love the mischievous smile on the bird’s face.