Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review in Publishers Weekly

I am SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! My new book, "I Love You to Pieces!", got reviewed by Publishers Weekly, which is so incredible!! And it's a nice review!! Here it is... 

"Keith (Mosaic Zoo: An ABC Book) wisely keeps preciousness to a minimum in this sweet-natured look at animals’ devotion to their young. “Look” is the key word, since her striking stained glass mosaics are the book’s standout feature—it’s a medium that can’t help but echo the “pieces” referenced in the title and throughout Keith’s verse. Readers meet 15 parent-child animal pairs (foxes, armadillos, whales, crocodiles, and more) through variations on a repeating rhyme. “ ‘I love you to pieces, you’re my sweetie pie!’/ said the sheep to her lamb with a big happy sigh,” writes Keith. In the accompanying spread, the knock-kneed younger sheep smiles adoringly at its mother, as clouds of geometric glass shapes in creams, greens, blues, and browns create their woolly coats. While there are occasional hiccups in the lilt of Keith’s verse, the artistry she brings to her animal portraits—brightly colored squares on the breasts of her owl family resemble patchwork sweaters, while enamel painting gives her pigs speckled skin and faces that exude contentment—mark her as a real talent. All ages."

You can get it at HERE

Monday, October 20, 2014

Commission for Medical Center

One of four leaves for a medical center commission. More pictures and info at https://www.facebook.com/barbarakeithdesigns.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book Giveaway on Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway

I Love You to Pieces! by Barbara Benson Keith

I Love You to Pieces!

by Barbara Benson Keith

Giveaway ends November 05, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My books are FINALLY here!!! (again)

Not sure if you heard or not, but my new book came out in July. Within a week, I realized that there was a major defect with the printing of the books and I had to discontinue sales and have the books reprinted.


The new, reprinted books are here!! They look beautiful, and will hold up well, with extra reinforcement in the binding. The books are filled with mosaic illustrations. The parent and baby animal combos are so sweet. I hope you will love it!

You can order it HERE. Thanks so much! :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

"I Love You to Pieces!" is now available!

My brand new book, "I Love You to Pieces!" is now available! I'm so excited about this one because not only is it illustrated with my mosaic work, but I also wrote the text! Here's a summary:
"I Love You to Pieces! is a love story between animal parents and their babies. Owls, deer, pigs, rabbits, ducks and even whales express their love for each other in this happy mosaic-illustrated book. Includes a page at the end about the mosaic process."
I think you are going to love it! You can order it and my other books HERE. Thanks for supporting the arts!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Kaleidoscopes, Classes and Shows! Oh my!

I just sent out my latest newsletter. Enjoy, and have a great week!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Enamel on Glass

I've been learning how to paint enamels onto glass. Here are some recent examples...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Latest Newsletter

I just sent out my quarterly newsletter. If you want to sign up to receive future issues, click HERE. Meanwhile, you can view my current newsletter HERE. Enjoy!