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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
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
part of an ammonite fossil wall mosaic

Rhythm ‘n’ Tesserae

So, the last two weeks, I have had a skilled mosaic artist helping me complete my large Ammonite fossil wall mosaic.  We are not finished yet, but we’re almost there. Those of you who have not made mosaics before might be surprised to know that copying another
orange ammonite fossil mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge, mosaic artist in Austin, Texas

The Tortoise

The title refers to the tortoise-and-hare fable in which the tortoise finishes the race with the hare, and even wins, just by keeping steadily on course, one foot in front of the other.  That is like the building of this mosaic. If you have been looking at the very orange photos
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
orange mosaic ammonite fossil work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge, Austin, Texas mosaic artist

A Rare Uninterrupted Day

No good news, nor bad news.  No responsibilities to anything other than the studio.  And the cats.  Started with a bike ride to eat breakfast with a friend- for me, this is an energizing way to start the day.  Change clothes and to the studio I go. I have started a new