I became a fan of Laurie Mika the minute I laid eyes on her wall icons and boxes.
North Light Books have a flair for getting it right. The layout is creative and inviting and the step by step photos ensure you make no mistakes along the way.
The whole premise of creating polymer clay tiles that you later assemble into mosaic icons or shrines is one that appeals to me.
I love art methods that allow you to play and experiment as you create. I also like transformative art that can be used as a tool for self-knowledge and expression.
Laurie shows off lots of her work in the book and shares the personal stories behind six of her pieces. These touching stories lift the book out of the realm of ordinary and give us a welcome insight into the life of the maker.