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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

Stars and Stripes

Photograph copyright by Lynn Bridge Photograph copyright by Lynn Bridge Photograph copyright by Lynn Bridge In memory of all the U. S. service members who have died in action.

Portrait

The Wife of Mr. Fix-it 14″ x 11″ x 3″.  Copyright 2009 by Lynn Bridge In looking back over my posts from last fall (2009), I was surprised to see that I had written nothing about one of my personal favorite mosaics I have made.  This mosaic made of hardware from

Constraints, Headaches, and Too Much to Do

The other day I was polishing this thing, this butter-keeper, which has been passed down in the family, and I started wondering about the young bride who received it as a wedding present back in 1873 or so.  How much time did she spend polishing it?  Did she relish figuring out

The Disinterested World

Spring is starting in Austin, Texas.  The native Mexican plum trees, an understory plant, are flowering white under the bare branches of the taller trees.  This non-native shrub in my yard is flowering pink already, and its sibling shrub is thinking about blooming sometime this

About My Newest Blog

I have started a new blog, in addition to “From the Top of the Cliff”.  It is called “The Home Archaeology Report” and is meant primarily for my own family members.  I have a rather sizable stash of family mementos that I would like to share.  However,

Gifts

Here is my Christmas card to you- a paper collage.  For some time now, I’ve been thinking about the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh that, in Matthew’s story, the scholars from the East brought to Jesus after they realized that a new king had been born near

Grout Day

Okay, today I hit a new low- grout on my pajamas.  I got up this morning and was absorbed in various projects which could not wait any longer and, as the morning wore on, I gradually replaced night-clothes with day-clothes.  The pajama top, which looks like a shirt anyway,

The Olden Days

Camping and Fishing on the Pedernales River A trip back in time- priceless.  Here is what family vacation meant in central Texas one hundred years ago:  brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, second cousins, grandparents, and great-grandparents hitched up the horses and mules

Long Memory

Yesterday was Mom’s birthday and the two of us happily spent it looking through old family pictures, letters, and other mementos the forbears had saved.  Mom was born in 1916 and the sister in this picture was born in 1914, so early 1920 is my best guess for a date on this
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