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where we take all the little pieces of life, and turn them into some Spectacular Artwork!
We are a group of free spirits who enjoy sharing ideas. This is a peaceful and happy place, and you are welcome to join in!

PieceMakers show their Balls

Yes.. you heard me right. The PieceMakers have a lot of balls. It should come as no surprise that PieceMaker balls come in a variety of colors, some are big, some are small, some are for indoor use only, and some you might spot in a garden near you! Be adventurous, and come take a look at our balls!

Melissa McIntyre

Meet our fabulous PieceMaker member Melissa, of Mycentir Mosaics! She does a huge range of mosaics... you'll love looking around at her pieces. To see even more of her work, or to contact her about a piece, head over to her etsy shop by clicking here.

What's your real name? Melissa K. McIntyre

How did you come up with your shop name? My shop's name is Mycentir Mosaics, pronounced "My Cent Ear" Mosaics. It's my last name McIntyre rearranged to be your center for mosaic work! ;)

How long have you been creating mosaics?

I've been creating mosaics since April 2011. What was your first piece? My first piece was a mosaic sunflower stepping stone.

What other art do you do, if any?

I paint and draw but since discovering mosaics I've been hooked!

What kind of shows have you been a part of?

I've not been apart of any shows but hope to this year. In South Bend, Indiana this year I'll be a part of Art Beat 2012.

Have you won any prizes or gotten some kind of cool recognition for your work?

I have won first prize in the Piecemaker's Black and White Challenge with my zebra mosaic "Gentle Soul" (seen below).

What would be your dream to mosaic?

I've always wanted to be a part of Cow-parade and would love to mosaic a life-size cow sculpture.

Is being an artist your full-time job? What other jobs or hobbies consume your time?

No I have a full time job as well as being a mosaic artist. I eventually want to carry my mosaic business into my full time career. :)

Tell us about your family or your daily life or about the area where you live.

I live in Northern Indiana with my boyfriend, black lab, and three cats. I've always wanted to live by the ocean and hope to eventually one day :).

What are some of your favorite things about being part of the PieceMaker group?

This group is very humorous, which I love! Everyone is always full of helpful tips and advice that help my work as an artist. We're all friendly and it's a good place to not only get help with your work but also talk to a friend. :)

Read on to meet Patti, of OceanKisses!

I'm honored to introduce you all to Patti, owner of OceanKisses on Etsy. This first mosaic window is one of her recent works, and one of my favorites!

What's your real name? How did you come up with your Etsy shop name?

My real name is Patsy and even though I sign my art work with that name, I go by Patti. Of course, my family and Jesus still call me Patsy.
My shop name is a combination of two of my favorite things: the ocean and Hershey's Kisses...oceankisses.

How long have you been creating mosaics? What was your first piece?

I've been creating mosaics for about 2 years now...possibly a little longer. My actual first piece was a little box and frame from a kit someone gave me one Christmas. But the first piece I did on my own was a small back-splash I have hanging over my bathroom sink.

What other kind of art do you create?

Oil Painting, Watercolors, Airbrush painting, jewelry-making, beading on leather, writing poetry, prose, short stories, and music.

What kind of shows have you been a part of? Have you won any prizes or gotten some kind of cool recognition for any work?

I've had some of my oil paintings in a gallery years ago, and in 2010 I won 1st place in one of our PieceMakers challenges.

What would be your dream to mosaic?

I just finished my largest mosaic (22" X 32") and it was sooooooooooo heavy! I don't want to do any more large ones unless they are an installation. I'd love to do a wall, like maybe a bathroom wall or a kitchen wall.

Is being an artist your full-time job? What other jobs or hobbies consume your time?

I'd like to devote more time to my art and have taken steps to insure I have more time this year. I have owned a house-cleaning business since 1980. I do that part time now.

Tell us about your family, daily life, or about the area where you live.

My boyfriend, Big Daddy (as I refer to him online) and I have been together for 9 years. We've both been previously married twice and are not in a hurry to marry again.
I live in Southern California, San Diego County. I live in a valley city called El Cajon (in Spanish it means "the box") that is surrounded by mountains. It was originally a small town where the gold miners would first stop their wagons when coming down from the mines in the mountain areas.

What are some of your favorite things about being part of the PieceMaker?

My fellow members are the best people! The leadership is fantastic. It's a great place to get inspiration, advice, and support. I love seeing the artwork that others are creating. If I don't hit our team forum every day, something is missing from my life.

Please take a moment to check out OceanKisses' shop on Etsy by clicking here, or head over to her website patticadwallader.com. Patti is an amazing artist, and a cherished PieceMaker. :)

Opening Night for Joanne Paquin

Last night was a big night for PieceMaker Joanne Paquin! Artworks Gallery, in New Bedford Massachusetts, held a big opening night reception for their gallery members, Joanne being one of them. Her work looked amazing, and the event had a huge turnout. Congratulations Joanne on a successful gallery opening night, and having your work displayed in such a beautiful space. It's a very well deserved honor!

Joanne, with one of her beautiful pieces.

Joanne's stunning mosaic instrument on the right.

To purchase Joanne's work, you can visit her Etsy shop here, or head over to Artworks Gallery in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Artworks has a great website, full of information as well... you can click here to see it & find info about visiting the gallery.