Monday, January 05, 2015

Mosaic Monday/ 52 Mosaics!

"Robot #1811
2.5 x 3.5
© rebecca collins
available for purchase

-----  New year and new Mosaic goals  ----
Inspired by both mosaic artist Margo Anton  and the painting a day artists I have decided to try and do one small scale mosaic per week this year. Margo tackled one per day for an entire year, and while I would love to try and devote time every single day to mosaic making, I know I can not make that happen, but one small mosaic per week seems very doable.

How I will play .....
I will be creating mosaics that range in size from 2.5 x 3.5 inches on up to 6 x 6 inches. I will be experimenting with both abstract and figurative subjects. I will be starting a blog just for this experiment and will go into detail on that blog about the work and what it opens up for me. I will also be making these works available for sale in my Snobby Robot Big Cartel Shop and over on Etsy.  Next week I will share a link to the new blog once I launch it.

Doing the Math ....
I always tell young and emerging artists that think they want to make a living doing art full time that the 1st step is to just do the math.  I did that with Art Paw when I decided I wanted to make a real income with pet portraiture. I looked at what my husband was bringing in each month and decided I wanted to match it and so I figured out just how many pet portraits that would take. That was way back in 1998. Five years later in 2003 I was starting to realize my financial goals.  What does it mean for me to now "do the math with fine art mosaics"? Well I have no fantasy or desire to make a full time living with my part time passion .... not just yet anyway. I do however want to continue to share my mosaic work by placing it in collector homes and I do want to make a decent part time income with it.  So I have a financial goal and I am writing it on a scrap of paper and placing it in a red envelope and sticking it on my bulletin board.  I will let you guys know next year at this time if I make it. Wish me Luck!


Christine Brallier said...

Great idea, Rebecca! I loved following Margo when she was doing it, and I look forward to seeing what you create on a weekly basis!

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Christine! I am so happy that I am starting this, it will keep me creating for myself all year long.

Kristy said...

Way to go after your passion. Wishing you the best of luck!