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Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Gift for My Mom

A Beautiful Day, stained glass mosaic on board, 2010 by Kasia Polkowska

This mosaic was my mom's 50th birthday present. I made "A Beautiful Day" for her so that despite the weather and whatever may be going on in life, she can always have a beautiful day.
I used her favorite colors - yellow and orange - as inspiration for the color palette. Even though I created this piece in the summer, I traveled a couple months into the future to capture my favorite porch view of Mt Elmore in the brilliant autumn colors.

A shot of my work table and the preliminary charcoal sketch I made for the mosaic.

Here is a glimpse into my art studio in Vermont! It really made up for the lack of windows in my last underground spot in Brooklyn. The incredible view of the green mountains from my porch was more than I could have ever asked for.