Saturday, August 08, 2009

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This is the project I have been obsessssssssing over the past couple of weeks. A friend of mine, who is also my delightful massage therapist, ordered this series of tiles to go along her wall at the ceiling. She is a great lover of wildlife and nature so we came up with this swamp theme featuring the main character Susie the snake. She is not one certain type of snake, all though I did use the copperhead as a sort of model. I had great fun creating each tile with all of it's hidden animals and plants. On the back of the tiles are fun facts about each animal and quotes about them that I found from famous people. I added a couple of little sayings of my own. There are 13 tiles in all, each measuring 14 x 12 inches a piece. Right now as I write, 5 tiles are in the kiln glazing away.....keep your fingers crossed that they don't warp or crack.......

10 comments:

Undaunted said...

*gasp* Oooh I love them! How fabulous! Big tiles too! Wow, they're great! I always get excited when I see you have a new post because I know it's always going to be something amazing! I hope the firing goes well!

Undaunted said...

Ooh, I just took an even closer look! AMAZING detail! You are definitely the sgrafitto queen!

Jacky said...

Fantastic work!!! Of course I love the tile with the owl and those beautiful unfurling fronds...two of my favourite things.

I have been doing some lino cuts this weekend (after doing a workshop on Saturday) and have used an owl and fronds/ferns too. We have been in sync. Will do a couple of prints and put on my blog (as long as they turn out OK).

What a wonderful concept the tile for the wall, love the nature theme and love all the detail...going to go back and have another look!

Jacky xox

ArtPropelled said...

Lucky, lucky friend! I zoomed in to study all the little creatures living there. These are stunning Leanne. Really stunning!

bindu said...

These are so gorgeous!! I clicked on each one to see the details. Lovely.

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Stunning work! I love the prints!

MadSilence said...

My favorite? The owl & fly. I enjoy how you've stylized the animal images, capturing their essence.

leanne pizio said...

Thanks Un D! I am so glad that you like them.

Hey Jacky,
Wow! I can't wait to see the prints you are working on. Love that I am in sync with such a phenomenal artist!

Thank you so much Robyn.

Thank you Bindu and B and W!

You are sweet to say that Mad S. I was truly trying to capture the feel of each animal.

La Dolce Vita said...

wow! great work!

Gwen Buchanan said...

I LOVE this so much, Leanne!!!!
Gorgeous!!! I'm so glad that you let the photo blow up so large so we could see the beautiful detail... You are truly More than Amazing!!!!