Old Building, New Designs

For those of you who do not know,  Austin Mosaic Guild members show work year-round in the front windows of Kruger’s Jewelers at 8th and Congress in Austin. It is an historic business in an historic building which I love to visit. The store owners let us show mosaics in


Here it IS!!! I was so happy to visit the private mosaic installation we did last year. (‘We’ is Celina Vallarta, a fellow mosaic artist and Craig Lopez, mosaic artist and installer, along with his handy helpers.) I had not seen it since the wall and pool were

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
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

New Place to Find My Art

I have always enjoyed going to Artisans at Rocky Hill in Fredericksburg, Texas for mosaics, paintings, furniture, and a myriad other crafts.  Now the gallery has a new owner and a new name, Artisans- A Texas Gallery. The gallery will be carrying my mosaic plates, and I look

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,

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
Creating a mosaic art wall mural by Lynn Bridge in Austin, Texas

Surprise! I Don’t Just Work on the Church Mosaic.

From all my re-blogs of the church mosaic, you might think that’s all I do.  Well, the church mosaic pre-dates the beginning of this retaining wall commission but, the retaining wall mosaic will be finished far, far sooner. Here’s a look at today’s progress
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