Amanda Edwards

Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Winter Mosaics

Posted by Amanda Edwards on Monday, October 31, 2011,

Snowflake Mandala

We had our first snow over the weekend... and although it was just a powdering, my mind is swirling with ideas for mosaics inspired by snow, wind, christmas lights, pine, fireplaces, etc. Funny how all it takes is seeing that first snowflake, and it officially becomes Christmas Time. :) My first Christmas custom orders have come in as well... so bring on the Santa!

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New Gallery & Moving and Grooving Murals

Posted by Amanda Edwards on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, In : Children's Hospital Mural 

This weekend, I'm delivering my Autumn Tree mosaic window, and a few other pieces, to "Maine Art Gallery", in Kennebunkport Maine. It's always exciting to start working with a new gallery, and I've heard wonderful things about them. Here's to hoping that my window will find a new, happy home this Autumn.

If you're around Kennebunkport, stop by... it looks like an amazing gallery space!

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Mural was picked up today by the Carpentry Team. They're almost finishe...

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Surfboard and Orders

Posted by Amanda Edwards on Tuesday, October 25, 2011,
It's been busy in the studio the last few months, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I'm going to try to finish putting the glass on the surfboard over the next few days, and get it grouted within a week. Then, it's on to 3 commissioned orders that are coming in. The mural for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is being picked up tomorrow at 11! As soon as it's installed, I'll be running over to check it out & will post lots of photos.

So, now for a little update on the surfboard, whic...

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A Day in the Life... in the Studio.

Posted by Amanda Edwards on Sunday, October 23, 2011,

It's a beautiful Sunday here on this Maine beach, but after days of playing and frolicking in the Autumn sun, it's time to anchor myself down in the studio. I've got five pieces I'm currently working on, so there's plenty to do! :) It's a small studio space, but it's my favorite studio so far. I've had 5 other spaces, and this one is wonderful for a lot of reasons:

I like being able to reach most of my glass shelves while I work.
There is a lot of natural light.
Small spaces force me to be mor...

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To View More of my Work...

Posted by Amanda Edwards on Tuesday, October 18, 2011,

I am sometimes asked where people can see more of my work. So, click the above mosaic, and it will bring you to my flickr account, where you can browse all day.  Some creations are small, some are large... and each one has a different story of inspiration behind it. Enjoy!

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Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Mural

Posted by Amanda Edwards on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,

Months of work & 12 hours of grouting, and it's done! The next photo I post will be of it hanging in it's new home, in the atrium of the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Measures 5 feet x 7 feet.

A few more detailed shots of some of the creatures:

The process of making this mosaic was months and months in making. First, it was approaching the hospital with my idea, and from there just trying to think like a kid again. - which, frankly, isn't very hard for me. :)  Throughout the design, I ...

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Grout Grout Grout

Posted by Amanda Edwards on Sunday, October 2, 2011,
It's been a busy weekend around here! In amongst daily life with a husband, two kids, pets, and activities, I've also been working like crazy in the studio. Two of the three Children's Hospital mural panels are now grouted! That's 5 feet x 4.5 feet of grouting done yesterday. The total of all the panels is 5'x7'. I'm grouting the final panel today, and then tomorrow I'll be working on the many color washes that will be applied to the grout. I can't wait for that step! Here's a little look... ...
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About Me

Amanda Edwards I'm a stained glass & mixed media mosaic artist living on a beautiful beach in Southern Maine, with my husband & two children. Simply put, I love glass. I love the textures, variety of colors, shapes, sizes, reflections, even the sound it makes when I’m scoring and cutting it. Glass allows me to take a thousand little pieces of color and turn them into a flowing representation of my very active imagination.

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