Wednesday, December 9, 2009

history of mosaics presentation

Yesterday, I gave a "History of Mosaics" powerpoint presentation at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Oh, it was fun! Thanks to all of you who attended. I'll be teaching a "Mosaic Smalti" class there this winter and the presentation was to kindle excitement for the class. I'm excited!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

WIP - hydrengea backsplash for Concero

I'm very excited about this piece. It's a backsplash that will be installed in a kitchen vignette in a new, upscale home remodeling store called Concero. I'm using a technique that I learned at the last SAMA (Society of America Mosaic Artists) conference. Very fun!

approaching mosaics in a new way

Usually, I figure out my mosaic and then make it. This piece took me on a journey. Without knowing exactly where I was going when I started, I listened to what the piece had to say and followed. It was an exhilarating way to work. The title for this piece is: Getting to the Heart of the Matter.

Monday, June 15, 2009

giving thanks!

Starting out my day, being very grateful for all the support I receive from the amazing art/mosaic community. It makes me twill with glee to be a part of this group. Thanks everyone!

Big thanks to Kim at WitsEnd Mosaics for all of her endless sharing of priceless information. She goes way beyond in helping and figuring out solutions. In addition, a big thanks to her for featuring me in her Artist of the Month.
You can find Kim's full-service, on-line store at:

Big thanks to Stacy Alexander for being such a strong advocate for the arts community. She monthly features artists in her blog as a way of giving back to the community. Kudos to you and thanks for this months feature.
Stacy's blog is: and her website is:

Friday, May 29, 2009

tesserae: the art of mosaic

I'm so excited! Two of my pieces, The Tree of Inner Solitude and Kissed by the Tree of Weeping Love, were accepted into the juried show: Tesserae: The Art of Mosaic. They will be at the 2nd City Council Gallery in Long Beach, CA from June 27 - August 5.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Art-A-Whirl is coming up. May 15, 16 and 17!

Art-A-Whirl is part of NEMAA (Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association) and 1000's of artists will be opening their studios. Come on by and say hi. I'll be in my studio in the California Building #309, 2205 California Street. NE.

Also, the Minnesota Mosaic Guild will be showing at The Thorpe Building, 1618 Central Ave NE.

May 15 from 5 - 10
May 16 from 12 - 8
May 17 from 12 - 5

Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Firedog Shower

I'm just starting on a new project. This is the design for 3 walls in a shower. Stay tuned for updates on the process.