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mosaic portrait by Lynn Bridge

Thoughts on My Life as an Artist

Been doing some thinking about art lately. Oh, really?   Well, yes. Now that we’ve moved into the country. And can’t set up my new studio just yet.  Leading me to work literally between the rocks and the hard places. And then there’s the matter of taking real

Tadpole with Tail

Ah, the tadpole is swimming a bit! With all the gridlock in the future studio, it seemed as if all the chocolate in HEB wouldn’t be enough to fuel my organizational challenges. But, guess what? Getting one very willing husband in there with some muscle meant that together,

Living the Tadpole Stage

As some of you know, Glencliff Studio has moved down the road 18 miles to Dripping Springs, Texas. The home and studio are on several acres of lovely Texas Hill Country.  But, this move is taking a l-o-n-g time! Moving day was a month ago and we are still winnowing two

An Aside

Warning label- This post contains material that would interest a classical musicophile, which I am. Remember Nina Miller of NinaMillerStudio? (She is the photographer who made my professional head shots seen here.)  We live close together, so she borrowed folding chairs from us
Lynn Bridge checking a mosaic project in her art studio

Can’t Resist

Clearly dressed for a different occasion, I cannot resist a studio pass-through to check or touch up mosaics after the day’s work is officially over.  
orange mosaic ammonite fossil work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge, Austin, Texas mosaic artist

I Love Public Radio!

Concentrating hard for many hours a day in the studio is made all the more enjoyable by listening to NPR podcasts, such as This American Life, Snap Judgment, RadioLab, On the Media, Medieval Archives, and The Moth.  Here’s ONE I particularly enjoyed today. My first task
Cleaning the Apollo ring saw of sludge buildup- Lynn Bridge's mosaic art studio

Learning Patience. Again.

Today I was looking forward to a gloriously uninterrupted day of work in the studio. O happiness!  O joy! You already know what happens next.  About a half-hour into cutting tile and adhering it to my mosaic design with mortar, my ring saw drive belt broke. So, no more sawing
tools used by Lynn Bridge in her mosaic art studio, Glencliff Art Studio in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Mosaic Tech Talk

Here’s a little peek at some tools and studio features that I’ve recently found essential:   I use this “self-healing” mat for cutting the fiberglass mesh at the edge of the tile tesserae when I have finished a panel. As you can see, my utility knife is

Wheels!

Almost everything in my studio now has wheels, or it glides.  For each activity- drawing, painting, cutting glass, cutting tile, mosaicking, teaching- I can quickly re-arrange my studio to fit my needs! Look at this great little pull-out my handy-dandy husband made for my bins of