'Fluidity'

bamasusannaNovember 11, 2008

Just finished in time to submit for my first Georgia show!

20" on mdf.

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cindiloo

You've gone beyond dawg snot now! I love everything about this! You really are an amazing artist! Good luck at your show tonight!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 2:46PM
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nicethyme

WOW.... Bama what can be said? you sure know how to make an intro! its truely fabulous and I think that you don't have to regret hold Bean back from the show with this entry! congrats

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 2:58PM
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meadel

This is fabulous Bama ! I just everything about it !

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 3:32PM
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flagtruck

Congrats on your show. I didn't realize that you had gone pro? Where have I been?

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 6:23PM
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katishooked

this is such a fantastic piece. Be proud of what you have done.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 6:51PM
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nanatricia

That is so cool I just love it .Great job.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 7:42PM
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terikat_mom

Wow!!! Bama, this is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I love it.
You're an inspiration. Good luck at your show.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 8:37PM
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silvamae

That is - - fantastic. Beautiful! Love the colors and the flow. Wow.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 11:09PM
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texaswild

BAMA, BAMA, BAMA. FLAG said it - you've gone pro on us, and like NT said - what can be said for a piece such as this? Don't know where to start. Nice to be able to say "I knew her when she wasn't famous". Now tell us what inspired you, and how you proceeded to this beautiful finish. How did you finish the edge, and did you put a hanger on it, or is it a table top? Memory is bad - is this for a gallery showing?

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 8:54AM
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bamasusanna

Pro? What does that mean? I'm just doin' my thing and want to share with folks. ;-)
I started this piece after I found out that anything submitted for this show HAD to be for sale. The cat I was working on was supposed to be in this, but I didn't want to take the risk of it selling. My husband said "That cat ain't goin' nowhere!!". So I had to start something else quick!!
A few weeks ago we had been to a craft fair in Savannah.
There was an artist there selling her handmade glass bead earrings and necklaces.DH couldn't get over how beautiful they were, so he bought me a set. My design was inspired from the necklace.
Just so happens I had bought the mdf piece from a goodwill store when we lived in NC. It used to be a table top, but didn't have the legs anymore.
So that's how it began.
I just grouted the edges, painted the back and attached my hanging wire. I was in a big hurry yesterday to get it finished and I didn't take any photo's of the side or back, but now wish I had.
I'm going to the gallery today to help get the mailing ready. I'll take some photo's then.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 9:11AM
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mermaidmosaics

Another Bama super spectacular!!!

Question. How did you grout the sides?? I can never get grout to stick to plain mdf without some tess..

Glad you had a fantastic showing!!!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 11:16AM
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lovemosaics

It's wonderful! Best of luck to you.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 11:35AM
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bamasusanna

Thanks yall!
When I do a mosaic, I never mosaic to the edge, I'll leave about 1/8". When I grout the sides, I kinda scrub it in, and then round it up that 1/8" to create a rounded edge.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 6:21PM
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foxrosefl

Another OH WOW! You picked the perfect name, love the flowing shapes and colors, but the flawless finish really knocked me out. Best of luck with the show!!!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 1:35AM
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crackpotannie

Yes Mam we knew you when is right...Bama your newer pieces are true artist quality,not that you weren't before but these last two are really amazing.I am so proud of you and you have moved to a great place to become FAMOUS!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 3:13AM
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sunnyca_gw

Foxrosefl pretty well covered what I was going to say!! It is a very "fluid" piece & I would think everyone who sees it will want it!! Good Luck!! Jan

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 9:32PM
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bamasusanna

Well yall, the show went ok. Not very many people came because of bad weather, but I made some good contacts.
Another gallery owner wants to exhibit my work! And one of the other artist I had met earlier in the week had told a gallery owner in a nearby town about me. She visited my website, liked what she saw and wants me to contact her about showing in her gallery and teaching a class!
Of course this is all good news, but I have got to get busy making some new pieces!
Click on the photo to see bigger.If ya squint you can see my two pieces in the window!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 10:42PM
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huggybear_2008

WOW!!!!!!!awesome.. you do very good and pro work... I sure would like to see the Cat the your hubby said NO to.. It must be something too..Thanks for sharing..Good Luck
Huggy

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 6:43AM
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Calamity_J

Awesome for you Bama!!! There is just so much talent on this forum!!! I'm so in love with the butterfly still!! Maybe you should think about escaping to Puerto Vallarta in Feb!!??? Hang with us "Unworthies"! LOL!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 9:09AM
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bamasusanna

Thanks yall! Huggy, this is the cat that my husband wants to keep.

Jane, I for sure can't swing PV this year! I've signed up to take a mosaic portrait class January in Charlotte,NC, and I'm going to San Diego, CA in March for SAMA! Hubby would blow a gasket if I even mentioned Mexico!!!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 10:54AM
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