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Amanda Edwards

The Long Days of Summer

September 24, 2015
Well, Summer of 2015 is now over. How did that happen!? Although I made a true effort to enjoy & get the most out of every day, it still seemed to go by faster than ever. Days spent in the studio, in the garden, hanging out with two of the coolest kids ever (which happen to be my own), splashing in the waves, exploring the ever-changing cove we live on... summers in Maine are magical. But now, as Summer ends, I'm getting excited about what Autumn brings: sunny but cooler days that make you want to turn on the oven, the smell of candles, the changing colors of nature, snuggly days watching movies, and a seemingly endless amount of inspiration from the ever-changing environment of coastal Maine. 



This summer I taught two great classes here in the studio... mosaic mirrors & a stained glass mosaic window class. Both were just fantastic! It's always wonderful to meet new people & see where everyone's creative juices will flow!



A student working hard on her awesome mirror... this was the first time she had done a piece on a wood substrate!


The past 3 months I've also been working on a 92 foot long mosaic installation for Allagash Brewing.. and it's coming to an end! In the next few weeks, I will be installing! The mosaic "time line" will be installed on the floor of Allagash's mezzanine, seen in the photo below.



This is just a small section of the mosaic... which is filled with all kinds of different elements used by Allagash... everything from ingredients, to beer bottles, to storage (barrels & tanks), and some other little surprises.

 

Groutline

October 17, 2014

It's been such a long time since I was here, so I'm not going to fool myself into thinking that I can update this blog in one post. :)  Instead, I'll do something much more reasonable, and plan on writing here once every couple of days for the next few weeks. For now, I'll jump right into the exciting news that Groutline Magazine ran an article about my project for the Ronald McDonald House of Portland Maine! To see more about the project, head here.



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Boston.com Piece about my Installation

January 25, 2013
Take a gander at this piece that appeared on Boston.com about my Boston Children's Hospital installation! Read the interview here.


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Yes... a FIVE-STORY mosaic!

November 28, 2012
I'm very happy to announce that my design, "Everyone's Tree House" has been selected as the winning design for a 5-story mosaic mural at Boston Children's Hospital. The proposal phase was long, and so many amazing artists applied. I'm still stunned that my piece won the contract... but beyond that, I'm thrilled & honored. I'll be a very busy camper for a while now!

I'll be sure to post many work in progress shots along the way.. so stay tuned! In the mean time, here is my design.



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My Inspiration

September 5, 2012
I don't believe I've ever written about my children on here... but today I was asked by someone what inspires me. The first thing I thought of was, "my children". They remind me to enjoy life... to laugh A LOT, to jump over the waves, to roll down hills, to not take myself too seriously, and to give love freely & as much as possible. The lessons I've learned from them come through in every piece of art I make. My work has no big hidden meanings....  it's just simply color, joy, love, and mome...
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Thank you all!

September 1, 2012


I took my 12-piece exhibit down this morning, and the folks at the library gallery said it was one of their most popular exhibits all year! Apparently, different large groups came by to see it.. and often. They said that a group of 8 people from Canada came in, and that they came to the area just to see my work! I was floored, honored, and so unbelievably grateful to everyone, every kind word, every wonderful email... THANK YOU for making my exhibit so successful! xoxox


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There are a few days left to see my show!

August 26, 2012
I'm taking my show down on the 31st... so you still have a few more days to check it out!



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Florence House & New Work

August 20, 2012
Doves are coming in all the time, from all over the world, for the Florence House Dove Mural. It's so exciting to open the boxes... and then I always get a little teary-eyed when I see the beautiful creations. Click here to head over the Florence House page and see the wonderful pieces that have come in so far!



I've been very busy with commissions, and putting together a proposal for a large mural for a New England hospital. More to come on that! I was thrilled to find out that I'm a finalist...

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Summer Art Show, Commissions, and Public Art

August 2, 2012
Summer is half over now... and what a busy summer it's been! Doves for the Florence House mural have been showing up at my doorstep, and each one is just so lovely & moving. There will be 17 doves in the mural when all is said and done.  I'll be posting photos of the doves I've received so far VERY soon!

Yesterday, I hung 11 pieces of work at the Thomas Memorial Library, here in Cape Elizabeth, for a summer art show. My son is almost 10 years old, and he asked if he could be my assistant. He ...

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First Place, Art is Community III Show!

June 27, 2012
A few weeks ago, I was VERY excited to be juried into the Art is Community III art show, in Buxton Maine. It was my son's first time going to an art show opening (he's 9)... and he was the one who first noticed that I had won First Place in the Mixed Media and Sculpture category! I think it was just as exciting for him as it was for me!


First Place! Woo-hoo!!


I was beyond surprised, and totally honored! To make things even MORE exciting, I received an email the next morning that I also was vot...

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About Me


Amanda Edwards I'm a stained glass & mixed media mosaic artist living on a beautiful beach in Southern Maine, with my husband & two children. Simply put, I love glass. I love the textures, variety of colors, shapes, sizes, reflections, even the sound it makes when I’m scoring and cutting it. Glass allows me to take a thousand little pieces of color and turn them into a flowing representation of my very active imagination.

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