Cat Mosaic WIP

bamasusannaOctober 26, 2008

I started this a few weeks ago. "Bean" is one of my cats.

I taped a photo behind the piece of glass I'm using for my base. It's done with stained glass.

Hopefully I'll finish this next week.

You can click on the pic to go to my online photo album.

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theeggshelllady

WOW!!!this cat is incredible. I love the detail and color. You got him just right. I feel like he's looking right at me!! this is very fine work.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 7:31PM
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nicethyme

was that a kit?

kidding everyone, Bama knows I'm kidding...

and she also knows I am fan freaking bowled over by Bean!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 10:03PM
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cindiloo

Stunning! Very intense look Miss Bean is giving off!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 10:08PM
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nanatricia

OMG!!!!! WOW!!!!! what wor .I love it .

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 10:11PM
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foxrosefl

I want that cat!! You have there the best of two worlds: a great cat and a really good mosaic!! Can't wait to see it finished. It truly is "WOW" -- I ran out of other superlatives...

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 10:24PM
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katishooked

I am so impressed Bama. You are doing an awesome job. After I got done with Gracie, I have looked at pix of yorkies for a friend. I cringed. Lots of variations like your Miss Bean. You have shown it can be done. And I'm still cringing. You should be proud of this one.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 6:49AM
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texaswild

BAMA, BAMA, BAMA. Speechless - won't even try to comment - words not enough.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 8:21AM
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Calamity_J

A Kit! LOL! Oh NT you are sooo bad!lol! This cat is PUUURRRFFFECT!!!! BAMA...You done good Girl!!! 2X cat drool on this one!!!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:00AM
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daisyme

Bama, what an incredible piece this is. I'm sure a hundred times you've thought "What in the world was I THINKING to start using those small chips?" But it never could have been so awesome in any other way.

How did you get the reflection in the irises?

I can't believe you've done this. It's absolutely wonderful.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:14AM
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silvamae

Stunning. I especially like the eyes. Wow!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:34AM
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klinger

Wow, that cat is beautiful, I just love the color choices and the way the shards give the illusion of hair. How big is this project?
Cindy

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 10:42AM
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texasfern

I am speechless! Wonderful!
What a way to honor your cat!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 1:04PM
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tiffy_z5_6_can

I am in awe...

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 2:16PM
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bamasusanna

Thanks guys.
Size on this is approx 8 x 10 1/2.
It wil be going into a frame when finished, which I hope will be soon. I haven't made up my mind if it will be grouted.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 3:09PM
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seaglassic

in a faint whisper, you can hear the smallest of voices say....
"no...no grout"

barely audible but still whispering it........

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 3:18PM
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texaswild

Amen, SEA and BAMA - I was thinking the same thing when I first laid eyes on the phenomenal piece of art - "whisper" no grout. This is beyond my ability to describe. When/how in the WORLD did you come up w/this idea? What possessed you to do something so HARD, TIME-CONSUMING etc? I've NEVER seen anything so detailed to look like a photograph. Those eyes are powerful. Girl! Good doesn't come close to your talent. Gonna do anymore micro-mosaicing????

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 3:49PM
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nicethyme

i'm a fan of grouting this meself, I think it could be softened with the right grout choices... but I'll defer to the dog snot queen... We await your ruling , Artist!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2008 at 9:50PM
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Calamity_J

No Grout is my vote too...or black grout(my fav) but I think it would deter from those colors!!! Now about that frame...it just can't be any ol' frame...not for such a masterpiece!!!!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 11:14AM
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lovemosaics

Just shocked at the likeness. What a beautiful piece.
You are quite an artist.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 6:01PM
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foxrosefl

Hi, Bama, I finally made it to your album. OMG, everything is just great. But THAT CAT! That is truly special. At first I didn't realize how TINY those individual pieces are. Working with tweezers? Yikes! It'll look stunning framed. Now I want both, the REAL cat (actually, both of your kitties!), and the outstanding mosaic. Astonishing!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 7:34PM
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bamasusanna

Finished her today.
I've got to find a frame now.
This will be my first piece to exhibit here in Georgia.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 5:31PM
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cindiloo

You're gonna wow 'em in Georgia!! Congrats on creating such a beautiful, beautiful work of art!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 5:53PM
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katishooked

This is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! Super job. You should be proud.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 6:34PM
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daisyme

You da bomb, Girl. Fabulous!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 8:15PM
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nanatricia

There is just no words!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2008 at 9:29PM
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Calamity_J

ABSOLUTE PUUURRRFECTION!!! LOVE those whiskers!!!! WOW!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2008 at 2:44AM
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lovemosaics

That is freaking AMAZING!...You so Rock!!
How the hell long have you been doing this? Wow!!!
Just blown away!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2008 at 4:43AM
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foxrosefl

Once again: WOW WOW WOW! I just downloaded your picture, hope it's ok with you if I forward this - with the proper credit to you - to my cat-and-art-lover-best friend. She'll be equally wowed! Wherever you're going to exhibit this you'll have the same awed reaction. Great Job! Maybe you'd want to water-mark the picture -- just in case...
What's your next project? How about the other kitty??? -- I'm holding off forwarding the link in case you want to object -- I'll respect your decision....

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 5:11PM
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bamasusanna

You're welcome to forward the link. You're very nice to ask!
I'm currently working on an abstract piece. I have 10 days to finish these two pieces in time for the next show!!
Argghhhh.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 7:56PM
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mermaidmosaics

HOLY CAT SNOT!!! Fantabbieulous!!! Bama. you are my idol!! I just love our kitty.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 8:35PM
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texaswild

BAMA - you really created a masterpiece on this one. You, like NT, have some kind of success in mosaics in your future.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 4:43PM
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Calamity_J

Just don't they tho Slow!!??!!! So much talent..and we knew them when...!! Can we see it in it's frame too?!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 11:38PM
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