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Amanda Edwards

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 was amazing & such a joy to have there!



Here are a few more photos of the show. If you're in the Portland area, come by! - and if you contact me first (you can do that through the "contact me" page) I'll meet you there & take you through all the work. :)




Also in the news front, I was told that I was a finalist for a large mosaic mural project. Right now, I don't want to say too much about it... but more information will follow!  It would be a dream to create this mural, for many personal reasons... so lets all do a collective positive energy surge, and maybe it will give me a little edge. :)

This has been a busy commission season. My current work-in-progress is a tree window. I'll be adding the last of the glass today, then grouting late next week. Stay tuned!


Thank you all for all the love & support... daily, I'm blown away by the emails & comments on my work. I never know what to say, so I just wanted to say THANK YOU.
 

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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Mural for Florence House

May 26, 2012
It's Memorial Day weekend... the official start of summer here at the beach! - and what better way to start a new season than with a new big project? If you haven't heard of Florence House, in close-by Portland Maine, then please take a look at this video:
 

It's an inspirational place... and when you see a group trying to start over, and banding together in a place of support, love, and sympathy, you want to jump in and do something. As an artist, my mind always floats to mosaics... and so I ...
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Revisting the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Mural

March 28, 2012
Yesterday, I went back to the Children's Hospital, with photographer Kelly Ash, to take photos of my mural. Kelly is taking the photos that will be in Vidro Impresso Magazine. It was great to see the mural again, now that it's all settled into it's new home.  Along with Kelly, I snapped just a few pictures of my own... because how could I not?
Enjoy them!

 



.. and just a couple of detail shots.




I have also finished putting the last of the glass onto a window for a holistic medical practice in C...

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Vidro Impresso Glass and Architecture Magazine

March 27, 2012
I got a wonderful email last week from the Art Editor of Vidro Impresso magazine. They are going to publish a piece about my mosaics. I'm thrilled! A wonderful photographer, Kelly Ash, came by yesterday, and today we're heading to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital to photograph the mosaic mural I did for them. I'm not sure which month my piece will be in, but I'll be sure to post more information about it as soon as I know more details.

 


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Another window in the works

March 15, 2012


This week, I've been busy working on a window for a holistic physical therapy studio in Colorado. The idea behind this window was to give the tree a mandala feel. The area outside the circle will be full of the many colors of water. Within the circle is the Spring/Summer tree, full of swirling leaves, and from behind it is the glow of the sun. I've hand cut over a thousand leaves for the tree... and seeing them come to life in the tree makes me so happy! I'm very excited to be working on this...

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New Window Installation

March 9, 2012


This week, I've been working on a new window.... a shell surrounded by a burst of color. The window is complete, and yesterday I started the install. Although the edge work now needs to be completed, I couldn't resist taking a picture when I saw that late morning sun pouring through it for the first time. Once the window install is completed, I'll take another photo... but in the mean time, enjoy the glow!

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Snow Day in the Studio

March 1, 2012
It's finally snowing here in Maine!!! We've waited a long time for this storm, and my kids are over the moon that school was FINALLY closed for a snow day! While they play in the snow, periodically come in for hot cocoa & dry mittens, I'm trying to organize my studio & myself. Lots has been happening in the art world around here lately... and it time for me to lay it all out for myself so I don't loose track of anything.

The Surfboard I created for Surfscapes was recently part of a photo shoot...

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It's Work in Progress Time!

February 16, 2012
UPDATE: The finished frame & eggs that I wrote about below. :)




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Things are busy in the studio... life is plugging along... and I'm trying to enjoy every minute of all of it! I've got a number of projects going on right now, and am trying to keep a few non-commission pieces going at the same time. Here's a little look at whats been going on the studio this past week.



This mirror frame has been hanging around in my studio for the past year. I finally got around to f...

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February already

February 5, 2012
Wow... time keeps on chugging along. Here in Maine, it's been a very mild winter. Even now, I can see grass outside when I look out the window. What a strange thing that is. Spring will be here before we know it... and I can't wait to open the windows, hear the birds, listen to the waves at night, and lay in the sand again. But, for now, I'm taking full advantage of the colder months, and working on a number of projects in the studio. First, there was a studio move back in the beginning of Ja...

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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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