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Community Mosaic Project

Art as Integration of Body, Mind, and Soul

I love listening to NPR on my car radio when I’m out and about. This is how I learn stuff and how I find out about stuff to research further. I was listening to The Takeaway and heard an interview with Seymour Bernstein as pianist and music teacher and Nathan Hawke as actor

Building Up the Crowd on the Panel and in the Room

  Laughter. Tears of joy. Frustration. Problem-solving. Messiness. Wonderment. Amazement. Satisfaction. Sore feet. Mental fuzziness. Happy glow. These are part of the character of a weekend-long mosaic marathon. For those of you who don’t know, I have spent two years

Re-post from My Church Mosaic Blog

COMING TO LIFE May 27, 2014 In spite of a somewhat curtailed schedule for working on this mosaic, the figures in panel three are happening.  Please enjoy these pictures from the past few weeks of mosaic events. After adhering the mosaic-covered mesh to the backer-board, it’s time
panel three of the mosaic marathon of SAMA 2014 installed in its niche in Smither Park

Oh, Those Crazy Mosaic Artists!

Spent last week in [beautiful] Houston, Texas at the annual Society of American Mosaics Artists conference. I was in the company of 300 other mosaic artists, so I felt right at home. It is important to talk with as many other artists as possible at one of these conferences, in
coloring the design for the third panel of The Feeding of the 5000, designed by Lynn Bridge

Color On…. Together!

This post is re-blogged from another blog I write, New Life from Shards, about the creation of a community-built mosaic mural at University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Byron and Bob hung the first mosaic panel in the Great Hall today!   Byron and Bob hang Panel 1
Coloring the design for the third panel of The Feeding of the 5000, designed by Lynn Bridge

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

This post has been re-blogged from New Life from Shards, the story of the creation of a large mosaic, “The Feeding of the 5000” March 8, 2014 Rain and chill were happening outside Micah 6 Food Pantry on Saturday morning, but inside, there were lots of kids on spring
drawings for large mosaic art mural designed by Lynn Bridge and created by friends and members of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Update on the UPC Mosaic Mural Process

This has been re-blogged from New Life from Shards. SNAP! YOU’RE A MODEL. March 6, 2014 Moving on to the third panel of “The Feeding of the 5000″ means drawing.  Lots of drawing.  Lots of erasing, too. On Tuesday, while Roberta cleaned the second panel, Jennie and I went into the
mosaic art wall mural designed by Lynn Bridge and being created by University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Graduation Time!

This post is re-blogged from my other blog, “New Life from Shards“, about the creation of a community-built church mosaic. On Wednesday, we graduated from Panel 2 into Panel 3!  The last pieces were laid and we took the two panels out for admiration and, maybe, some
mosaic art mural being created by friends and members of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

The Race is ON!

This post has been re-blogged from another blog I write, “New Life from Shards” about the designing and making of a community-built mosaic mural. February 25, 2014 Although it wasn’t intentional, it does look as if all the tesserae (little tiles) will be adhered to