Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ch #23 Mythical Beast / Creature - Favorites Announced

Hi Everyone,

The "Mythical Beast / Creature" Challenge recently ended, and we had seven fantastic entries. Check them out here.

The number one favorite for this challenge is, "The Tale of the Firebird", by Laurie Amber. Check out Laurie's photostream to see more photos of wonderful details in this piece.

The first runner up is, "Phoenix Rising" by Victor Nunnally. Victor does amazing mosaics on windows.

The second runner up is "Totoro" by Laura (LauraInSpain on Flickr). Laura won the "Angel" challenge that ended at the same time as the Mythical Beast challenge!

Thanks to everyone who participated. I love seeing everyone's interpretations of the same idea.

Be sure to check in again soon to see entires for the "Coffee" Challenge.

Happy Mosaicing!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ch #22 "Angel" Favorites Announced

Hi Everyone!

I'm sending out a big congratulations to everyone who participated in the "Angel" Challenge in the Mosaic Challenge Group on Flickr. It was a really special challenge picked by Valerie Hornby, and the pieces entered were fantastic.

The number one favorite piece is, "Seeing the Light" by Luara (LauraInSpain on Flickr)

Laura has won a $25 gift certificate from Tammy at Glass Tiles of Oklahoma and, of course, everyone's admiration! :-)

When I first looked at this piece I thought the angel's body was a small sculpture from glass or lucite. The work Laura did to create the look of depth and defining the muscularity is amazing.

The first runner up place belongs to Valerie Hornby (MosaicMuse on Flickr) for her gorgeous piece, "Butterfly Kisses". What a sweet piece.

The second runner up piece is, "Cheryl's Angel" made by Stephnie (KatesGroome on Flickr).

I love this piece, because the angel seems so light and cheerful, and the lighting around her head is wonderful.

Congratulations to all three of you, and thanks to everyone who participated by entering a piece or voting.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ch #22 and #23 - "Angels" and "Mythical Beast/Creature"

Hi Everyone,

It's time to vote for TWO challenges again this month: #22 Angel and #23 Mythical Beast/Creature.

You may vote for your three favorite pieces from each challenge through July 7. Please send me a FlickrMail with your choices or email me at

Angel Challenge #22

Mythical Beast/Creature #23

Thanks, and happy voting!