New Flash! We are delighted to announce that the original mosaic panels from My Mosaic Alphabet Book are on permanent display at the Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham.
Dear friends and fans, We have sold out of our 2,000 hardcover copies of My Mosaic Alphabet Book. Our next phase of production will be a softcover version which will be much easy to read along with the children.
So, stay tuned for more news.
So, stay tuned for more news.
Exhibitions and Children's Workshops
The original mosaic panels from My Mosaic Alphabet Book debuted at Historic HIghfield Hall in Falmouth in the fall of 2016. The opening drew thousands of guests throughout it's six week run. Immediately thereafter the mosaics were displayed to the Falmouth Public Library for the winter. Since then the mosaics have been traveling to libraries and galleries throughout Cape Cod as well as the Cape Cod Children's Museum.
In The News
My Mosaic Alphabet Book is a sturdy hard cover, 32 page picture book with a glossy dust jacket. The retail price is $16.95. We self-published it and have sold all of our 2,000 copies of My Mosaic Alphabet Book. Remaining copies may be available at Eight Cousins Book Store in Falmouth, MA.
Fun Fact -My Mosaic Alphabet Book is being enjoyed by families around the world. Here is a list of all the countries that we know of where the book is. Australia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Dubai, England, Fiji Island, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, and even Siberia, Russia!
My Mosaic Alphabet Book features the art and rhymes of Jim and Debbie Bowen- the founding directors of Cape Cod Mosaic Workshops. Four years in the making, Jim created a unique masterpiece to introduce not only the alphabet to youngsters, but to show off this ancient art form to adults as well. Jim has taught hundreds of budding artists. His public art murals and individual mosaics can be seen at private homes, hospitals, art centers and along public ways. Debbie has been a wordsmith since her parents bought her a book of rhymes when she was a little girl.
Everybody's Talking About My Mosaic Alphabet Book!
Cape Cod Magazine~ "L" is for Labor of Love
November 22, 2016-By Marina Davalos
“My Mosaic Alphabet Book” is the latest creation of Cape Cod mosaic artist Jim Bowen and his wife, Debbie. The hardcover children’s book features letters of the alphabet created in colorful and detailed mosaics by Jim, with poetry written by Debbie to go along with each letter.
“It’s been almost a five-year journey,” from concept to publication, says Jim. The book started with a desire to make something for their granddaughter, Pilar. “What grandparent doesn’t want to make an alphabet book for their grandchild?” Jim says, with a laugh.
Each letter mosaic has intricately inlaid designs of things that begin with that letter. The letter A features an apple tree, an aardvark, and an airplane. Debbie’s poetry ties everything together, giving kids a tongue-twister of letter A words. “An airplane ascends in the African sky, alerting the ants to avoid the aardvark. Alas, they advance up the apple tree, to arrive safe at home before dark.”
Debbie has been a practicing poet since she was a little girl, when her mother bought her a book of poetry. She said she’d always wanted to publish her poetry, and it all fell into place as she started thinking up rhymes to go with each of Jim’s mosaics. V is for Verona, F is for France. “On some of the letters, I didn’t put a place. I thought it’d be fun for the kids to make up,” says Debbie.
Cape Cod Wave~
"M is for Mosaic-Cape Cod Style"
October 2, 2016
Written by Laura M. Reckford
FALMOUTH – Artist Jim Bowen is said to be a leader in the effort to bring the ancient art form of mosaics to Cape Cod, and now in his new book, “My Mosaic Alphabet Book,” he brings a colorful alphabet—a series of mosaics—to young readers.
“As far as I know he was the first to make and teach [mosaics] here,” said Cataumet artist Linda Dadak of Creative Glass design, who first worked with mosaics in a class with Bowen.
Bowen has been a mentor over the years to Dadak and others through classes and community art projects that feature mosaics.
Those projects include a 20-foot long mosaic on a bridge underpass along the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth, as well as mosaics at the Falmouth Dog Park, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, at Cape Cod Community College and even in the Outer Cape at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.
But his largest project is for his littlest fans: “My Mosaic Alphabet Book” is a rhyming children’s book done in mosaics. Read more....
We are featured in the Cape Cod Times!
We are featured in The Enterprise!
Mosaic Artist Creates Alphabet Book
By JOANNE BRIANA-GARTNER
July 29, 2016
Did the ancient Greeks teach their children the alphabet via colorful artwork and clever rhymes? If they did, it’s likely they created those early abcderiums in mosaic, an art form that dates back as far as the golden age of Greece.
Regardless of whether his forefathers in art used mosaics for celebrating the alphabet, mosaic artist Jim Bowen of Bourne has recently completed the task: 26 14-x-14-inch mosaics, each illustrating a different letter, combined with verses by Mr. Bowen’s wife, Debbie, to create “My Mosaic Alphabet Book.”
Here's another from The Enterprise!
To contact Jim Bowen please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 774-521-8408
or call 774-521-8408
"To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage". Georgia O'Keeffe