FEATURED STUDENT: Martha Rife

I had to BEG Martha to sign up for this class… Not because she didn’t want to mosaic a dress, she was just a bit intimidated since she had never mosaicked anything before…Well, that changed quickly, yes this is her very FIRST MOSAIC and yes, the “dinner jacket” is her second- WOW! I think I created a mosaic addict.

Martha comes prepared

Martha comes prepared

Martha came prepared for this class (that she wasn’t sure she wanted to take) with her beautiful palette and a color sketch of her dress. This is a first for me! No student has ever spent this much prep time before one of my classes.
DAY #1

DAY #1

This is what Martha’s dress looked like after day 1, a great start!
day #2

day #2

And after day #2!
day #3

day #3

and day #3…
Let me repeat myself, this is Martha’s first try at mosaics!
completed piece

completed piece

OK, this is where it becomes interesting to me… Martha went home from my workshop and decided to make an “evening jacket” to match her “dress”. I LOVE this, because she took the techniques that I taught her and created an original substrate that no one else has done before.
Martha's evening jacket

Martha’s evening jacket

Here is the beginning of her piece.
WIP

WIP

and the finished jacket:
Martha's evening jacket

Martha’s evening jacket

Can’t wait to see what Martha mosaics next!

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