Monday, August 31, 2009

Mosaic Monday

Today I discovered a very fun day of the dead cat & dog by doing a google image search. Anyone that has spent any time at all searching mosaic art on the web has probably stumbled into the work of Martin Cheek before. I think he has quite a following in mosaic circles. Martin has a playful style and a wonderful sense of humor shines through in all of his work. Check out his day of the dead market lady, complete with happy octopus for sale. You can also learn more about him by following his Barbados Diary on his blog.

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I love the day of the dead work on Martin's site and enjoyed featuring it today. It is getting a little cooler here in Texas and I know that fall is just around the corner. The day of the dead celebration is November 2nd and that will be here before you know it. I have been tossing around the idea of starting on a small skeleton bat as a donation to the Creative Arts Center's Halloween fundraiser. Mr Cheek's work has really inspired me this morning, and I now I can't wait to start on my bat. He will be a vampire bat and I will return to the use of heavy text in the background.

2 comments:

cbmosaics said...

I love Martin's work, too! Can't wait to see your bat!

Rebecca Collins said...

Hey Christine. Yes, his work is really terrific, and very inspiring.

I'll be sure and post the bat to flickr when I get around to him. Need to finish my beetle this week so I can move on to new mosaic projects.