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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

Ammonites

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

New Work for this Weekend’s Show

Artists Alliance of the Hill Country 2015 “Tour the Talent” show is April 11-12, 11 to 6 each day in and around Dripping Springs. I have been making new work for the show. Here are some examples: Please click on the link to find the map. There are lots of fine artists

Paleontology

So, I’m working on a new mosaic plate using the theme of ‘paleontology‘. Don’t know that this term is used much anymore- it’s so 19th Century. I love the word. It reminds me of hours in the public library, selecting my next dinosaur, fossil, or

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
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
orange tabby cat

I Know, I Know, It’s a Cat

This big boy was a ‘discovered’ cat, having been found near a popular Austin restaurant.  His mama-person has purchased my mosaic cat portrait, “Flyaway”, because it reminds her of Kerbey.  I am honored!
silver cat

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

We filled the Kruger’s Diamond Jewelers downtown window with mosaics this morning.  Happens on a Saturday every two months.  We like to keep the display fresh AND we like to give every member of Austin Mosaic Guild a chance to display mosaics for sale.   We enjoy