Linee 'Matilda' WIP

LinLeeFebruary 12, 2008

I know that I posted this frame a while ago...but can't seem to locate it now. Anywhoo...here's the WIP, again.

The frame: size is about 40"x52"

The picture: 24"x36" picture transferred to Hardiboard

using graphite paper

Beginning to glue!

and more...

and more...

and this is as of today...

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LinLee

That's what I get for IMing with people while I type...doh!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 8:50AM
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crackpotannie

Linlee this is out of this world,I've been lurking over there so I could watch your progress.I can't believe your talent ,wish I had just the amount you have in your little finger.Your drawing and making your patterns is in a leaque of it's own then all the cutting and the details oh my goodness I'm speechless...totally amazing!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 9:11AM
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klinger

Wow, it's really starting to come together now. Gorgeous piece,
Cindy

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 10:23AM
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siriusmosaics

I am amazed how you are putting this together. Do you just pick a section to start on, or do you just dive in where you feel like starting? Those are beautiful colors you're using.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 11:06AM
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LinLee

Thanks guys.

sirius,
In this particular case of a bouquet, I started with the
layering of which flowers are in front of the others...
to maintain some sort of perspective. I know
what I'm doing, color/glass wise with the
stems & leaves, however the cord has to be done
first (still no idea as to what it will be) then
lastly the background...still working on ideas there too.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 11:14AM
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andrea_2

Fantabulous! I love that you do WIP shots of your projects. They are so large and intricate that it's fun to see the progress along the way.

I hate to even suggest something to a Great One, but what about gold Van Faux for the cording? It would give you a little bit of of glamour without too much bling.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 11:37AM
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cindiloo

Great WIP pics! Love to watch you create!
"Matilda" huh? Any story behind that name?

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 11:56AM
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LinLee

Hey Andrea...name calling is against the forum rules! ;)
Your idea is an interesting one, however, being the
lonely object in the bottom of the pix, I'd be afraid that the
bit of reflective bling may draw too much attention.
I'm already uncertain as to whether the eye will
drop there as it is. I'll play around with it, thanks :)

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 12:01PM
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LinLee

That's what I see when I look at it.
Call me wacky, but I tend to personify things with a face.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 12:05PM
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Calamity_J

Oh Linlee!!! Freakin' AMAZING!!! I'd be lucky to do just one amazing pc like yours!!!! The patience and talent! WOW!!! I feel so plain jane..waaahhh!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 12:41PM
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gretch1964

That is looking awesome.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 2:28PM
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tiffy_z5_6_can

Even at this point, to say "WOW" would be an understatement! I am in awe of your artistic flair and talent.

I'm wondering if you could take more photos, but close-ups. I'm a detail nut.

Oh, and what is Hardiboard?

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 2:56PM
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nicethyme

Tiffy, it's cement coated foam board - real light.

Linlee, where are you drawn to as focal point right now?
without glass - for me it was the center flower but now I'm not finding a particular spot. Do you have a goal for that or just playing by "ear"?

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 4:17PM
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texaswild

Oh, my - another masterpiece. Your style is to die for. I had thought you were putting it on the glass in the frame, but see you're using hardibacker instead. Very beautiful. TIFFY: Hardiboard is a made of concrete - for counter tops in kitchens/baths.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 4:20PM
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LinLee

Thanks Slow! (Glad to see you up and about)

Nice: the focal, as I see it (insert crazy smiley here)
is the largest openfaced flower. It's the only
one-of-a-kind element...except for the cord. But I
suppose that after all this work everyone will
be drawn to the stoopid cord as a focal...sheesh.
Maybe Andrea was right and I should do something special with it...

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 4:32PM
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texaswild

I agree w/Andrea - gold cord.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 5:14PM
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fiddlekate

Oh... it's beautiful, Linlee! So intricate... and a beautiful blend of colors! You are just amazing to me.... the patience.. the patience! Love your WIP pictures.. it's fun to "watch" your work!
Katie

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 5:38PM
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curbdiver1954

How beautiful!! The colors and the flow are perfect! I am so-o-o-o envious of those who can actually draw and have it look like what it's supposed to be! Couldn't draw my way out of a paper bag even if the top was open....

Pat

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 7:14PM
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cadonna

Linlee
This is SO beautiful! I have loved watching your progression. Your cutting skills are amazing. What method do you use for cutting your glass shapes?

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 9:35PM
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nanatricia

OMG your work is so beauteful !!!! You blow my mind.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 9:51PM
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foxglove44

OH MY... that is amazing!
You do beautiful work. I love everything about it.
betsy

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 7:37AM
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becky_ia

Agreeing with the group...this is totally awesome! I would love to tackle a project of this caliber. It is going to be a masterpiece and I simply love looking at it. Thanks for posting and keep us updated.

Becky

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 8:46AM
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stjohnsgypsy

Yes, this is just spectacular.......what beautiful work...concentration and talent!!! Love your colors....this is going to be a masterpiece!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 10:28AM
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crackpotannie

O.K. Linlee,I want to know what you can't do..you really are an amazing talented artist.I thought the round orange things were beads but they are glass aren't they that you have cut.Wow!!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 12:09AM
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LinLee

You all are such confidence builders! :) Thank you

Also thanks for the cord suggestions. I'll be playing with the gold and the
red today along with the suggestion of black
from senga318.
Kind of at a standstill until it's decided.

Annie: I can't speak in front of a crowd.
Everything else seems to be a combination of research & practice...right?

Latest pix:

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 7:30AM
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mmqchdygg

drooly...

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 8:38AM
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crackpotannie

Linlee where do you find all your beautiful beads?We don't have a bead store where I live???

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 8:39AM
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LinLee

Mostly Michael's...nowhere fancy.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 8:44AM
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texaswild

Oooooooooooh boy!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 9:31AM
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TREESA207

Linlee,
This is one of the prettiest pieces I have ever seen!!
I LOVE RED Very beautiful and such detail!
Happy Valentine's Day

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 9:46AM
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klinger

Gosh, that's sure beautiful.
I love the great design and shapes. This will be stunning when you're finished,
cindy

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 9:57AM
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seaglassic

OMG, that's exquisite!
it's beautiful and I'm amazed at the patience and precision of this...geez, where'd you come up with such a tetailed plan?

I'm guessing you must NOT have cats in the house...lol
many compliments to you for this undertaking....

Becky .(*_*).

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 10:24AM
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Calamity_J

This is really looking fab Linlee!!! I can just imagine the outdoor creations(landscapes)you design!!! We'll definitely be checking the progress while in Mexico, they have a computer for guests to access!!!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 12:21PM
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tiffy_z5_6_can

Oh geez!! That is an Oooooh and Aaaaah piece! The details! Truly beautiful!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 1:18PM
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adina72

Wow...that has to be one of the most beautiful things I have every seen and it's not even finished yet! Can't wait to see it finished! Great job!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 2:37PM
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bianchi2

OMG, this is just sooo amazingly beautiful and it isnt even done yet.
Bianchi

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 5:10PM
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andrea_2

Aha - beads! I thought all of those small pieces were hand cut. Not that it's any less impressive because you used beads!

Still cogitating on that cord. Can you leave a space and glue a real cord and tassel on after grouting? I don't know that that wouldn't also draw the eye, though. hmmm

Pat, I am also severely lacking in the drawing department. I have a cousin who can draw anything but doesn't do it. He says it's boring and that anyone can do it. As if!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2008 at 7:00PM
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nanatricia

Gosh what great work .Looking good!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2008 at 8:20PM
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crackpotannie

All your pieces are a work of art ,a treasure!!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 9:27AM
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LinLee

Wow I haven't been here in awhile...but thought that I'd wrap up this thread with the final piece.

Thank you all for your support and guidance :)
Lin

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 10:51PM
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terikat_mom

Absolutely stunning! I LOVE it. A true work of art.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 11:24PM
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katishooked

This is one beautiful piece of art. I love the flowers. I love the background. I love the blend of colors. Great job.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 3:50AM
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mermaidmosaics

Linlee,

That is just OUTSTANDING!!! A real piece of art. Hoping you will have that at your gallery showing!!!

Such perfect cutting skills!! I am amazed you haven't been cutting glass your whole life!! Hey, saw on the flika site that Matilda will be seen in a new book. How cool is that!!!! You have arrived!!!!

How DO you transfer that imagine onto hardiboard?. And it looks like your hardiboard is white?? I would really like to be able to do this -would make it so much easier to follow a pattern...

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 11:26AM
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Calamity_J

Oh Linlee!!! It is soooo GORGEOUS!!! (I seem to be stuck on that word lately..but this is Capital letters!!!)Those are sooo your colors too!!!Thank you so much for posting this, it's good to hear from you!!!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 1:31PM
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theeggshelllady

WOW!! This is absoutely gorgeous. Your work is outstanding, so precise. The composition, the colors - perfect!!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 7:52AM
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daisyme

I have been out of town and had missed this thread all together. I'm blown away now seeing it. How wonderful this piece is! You should be thrilled with your result. What a wonderful piece of art you have created. What a talent you are!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 5:18PM
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nicethyme

Yep... Matilda is featured in Brit Hammer's new book on mosaics. It will be available on Sept 5th at Blurb.com

From the list of artists that I know of in the book, it will be chocked full of inspirational pics.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 5:31PM
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becky_ia

Ditto to it all. Marvelous and stunning...true work of art. You did yourself proud....

Becky

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 5:32PM
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lovemosaics

Oh My God!...The time in that has to be astronomical!!
What an unreal piece of art! Wow! A true artist for sure.
Amazing to have you here! You are such an inspiration to all of us!. So exciting to kinda know a super star!
Bravo!!!!!!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 5:08AM
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LinLee

Thank you all :)

Mermaid, I transferred my drawing to white primed hardiboard using graphite paper.

NT...you're hired.;)

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 7:11AM
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litsapizza

WoW WoW WoW WoW!

Sitting at monitor with mouth agape here. All my sentiments have been said above.
This was so Impressive I stopped DH to show him, now we are bug eyed together.

This is a type of masterpiece that would catch my eye in a new way every time, I could easily be in love with this for a lifetime!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2008 at 2:38PM
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