The final counting up

334!

What a year of making it has been.  The brooches really helped the count add up, with mosaics in second place, and stitched textiles way behind. 

I want to thank everyone who has watched the year’s counting up, and offered their encouragement.  Counting up has definitely played an important role in keeping me going, helped me finish things up when I really wanted to just start something new, and motivated me to make things I am happy to “blob” about. 

So here we go, the count up of 2011…..

Kelly, Lisa and Laurie were here for a day of mosaic making.  We had a wonderful time that included a comfortable silence while concentrating, laughing and a little weeping.    All three of my friends here today have lost their mother during 2010.  Hearts are raw, memories are treasured….  and all of us have our moments. 

Here’s #1….

Christmas 293 a grid pattern….maybe 2011 will be the year of the grid in all its variations.   A basket weave pattern is a grid….this one is off kilter.  That does happen.  Off a little, but still balanced.  A place to start. 

Jackie’s, Lisa’s, Kelly’s and Laurie’s works in progress too…..

Christmas 291 Christmas 290

Christmas 297 Christmas 296

I have heard that what you do on January 1st is a good indicator of what your year will be like….If my year is filled with lots of mosaics, family and friends, and thrift store shopping too….I have much to look forward to in 2011. 

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3 thoughts on “The final counting up”

  1. You work is gorgeous. It amazes me that you can make something so lovely with little shards of glass. Thanks for sharing on your blog and for all your help and guidance at the arts center. Happy new year.

  2. Nice work. Love those Capris. My year will be filled with singing and dancing, I went to see Mary Poppins again.

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