It's been many years since I have displayed any new mosaic work. Some folks in our tight knit mosaic community have wondered what I've been up to. Well, here goes.
Five years ago when my granddaughter Pilar was born, I decided that I would create a mosaic alphabet book for her. Little did I know that it would be an all consuming project. I threw myself into it. Now, that the book is complete we are publishing it for the world to see.
My Mosaic Alphabet Book has been a labor of love. We went through a long learning process once the work was done.( I will describe the process of creating each mosaic panel in future blogs) My wife Debbie who is quite a poet, put words to the pictures and that I had made. When that process was complete, we found an excellent photographer named Tom Kleindinst who photographed the book magnificently. The stars were in line when I spoke to a lovely lady named Linda Readerman who guided me through the next steps. Linda was so kind and helpful, sharing as much information as she could and steering me in the right direction. Next, we hired a book designer from New York City who is a true artist himself. His name, Richard Oriolo. With Tom and Richard controlling the final view of the book, we were in good hands.
I'm happy to say that the book is now sent off to a printer in Ohio. It will be printed in the USA and we are very proud of that.
I will continue to post updates on our Facebook page and this blog.