I was lucky enough to receive some very timely photos this week from the incomparable street photographer Denis Shelby:
images of some wonderful tiles which I am pleased to be able show you in response to this week's drawing challenge.
Locally, tiles are not so common, but I gathered what I could.
My friend and mentor Polly Lee made the tiles above as part of a series of work she did in the 1980's. They grace a shelf in my studio.
Up at the elementary school, there are mosaic tiles on the exterior wall of the front entrance which were created by the students one year during an Artist in the Schools project.
The bright colors and sea-theme are perfect for our often rainy harbor town.
Alas, I cannot remember the name of the artist who orchestrated the project.
I love mosaic work but haven't ever done it myself - well, only one time, thank you Kari, when I made a small paver for our garden. (Maybe I will show you that some other time).
I think this is a shrimp.
The variety of sizes is very appealing in this student's mosaic.
You can find many more examples of tiles over at Ariane's ever so beautiful blog. Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a restful Sunday.