Grateful for the Glory



November is always a welcomed month.  So full of out door activities, art shows,  preplanning for the holidays, art shows, gardening, catching lunch with a friend, and did I mention art shows?  Not only is November a busy time for me it is also a time to reflect and be grateful on a daily basis.  It is the month of Thanksgiving,  after all.  And I have a whole lot to be thankful for.

I want to thank all of you who follow me on here, Instagram FB , and come to my art shows. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for supporting artists by purchasing art!

I am thankful for my family, my new grand baby, August.  Just look at that face!



It’s been such a joy to teach my students my mosaic techniques and see their faces light up when they finish.

I am so thankful for my church family and building trusting relationships.

And basically how God has a way of working things out. He brings us from glory to glory!



On the business side of life…

I have been busy and honestly not on top of things the way I should be.  I have pulled back and dropped out of 3 galleries this year due to health issues and being 61 years old.  I have new dreams upon the horizon so I have to let some things go to make room for the new in 2020.  Can I get an Amen?

My next show will be the Tucson Museum of Art Holiday Market, November 22,23, 24.   It’s going to be a street show.  I am not sure what to expect but I have a hunch it wont loose it’s authentic festive vibe.

I love all those charming streets of the presidio. Beautiful vintage bungalows along side mansions line the streets with shady trees and gardens.  It will be a unique and pleasant gift buying experience.

Angel Altars
Angel Altars, wall art and mini ornaments. They will be featured at Tucson Museum of Art annual Holiday Artisan Market. Nov. 22-24 Friday – Sunday.


Mini ornaments
A sample of my Mini Ceramic Ornaments. Handmade and perfect stocking stuffers for Christmas. 2 x 2″




mini poms
Mini Pomegranate Ornaments with a tiny heart sitting on a cactus spoon rest. 1.5″ x 1″ Made with love.

Unfortunately, all these items are not listed on my website but many other items are.  If you make a request, I can list them.  There is just not enough time to get ready for a show and list merchandise.  Forgive me.  But I do hope you can make it to the show next weekend.


2020 Spring Schedule for Mosaic Workshop

is now listed on my website.  Go Here for more details and to sign up.




Published by robinchladdesigns

I have been doodling, coloring, drawing, cutting, sculpting, painting, sewing, writing and everything in between since I could hold a crayon in my hand. My first art projects were filling up a big, fat coloring book of bridal dresses. I boldly ventured into new territory with paint-by-number sets. I graduated to luxurious and decadent velvet (paint-by-number) sets. Eventually, I mastered the art of Spirogragh. Originally from upstate New York I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1986. Back then I was a single mom and found myself in the job market. I went to Pima Community College for training. Instead of diving into my academics I kept hanging around the pottery studio. Some people lived there and if I didn’t have two little girls at home I would have ended up living there as well. Joking aside, I fell in love with clay and all its possibilities. Being in a position to care for my kids, in 1989 I created a very marketable, creative, and functional item. It was a simple concept that took me into new heights of the craft world and I became an entrepreneur. Creating and selling became my passion. I had achieved success for many years. I loved being my own boss and living the artist’s dream. Life moved real fast and before I knew it my girls were all grown up, moving out, getting married and having kids of there own. Hey, wait a minute… I am a Gramma at 40? No sweat, I handled it gracefully. Fast forward to the present: I have been on a journey led by God. I took a sabbatical for the last 6 years learning new people skills in real estate, retail and care giving to the elderly. But my natural instincts kept leading me back to what my soul cannot deny. New visions, new risks, and a stronger faith has lead me to this point. Have I arrived? It’s like my life is all mapped out and a red arrow points to You Are Here! But the road keeps going and I have learned to listen to that still small voice. My days are filled with a little bit of art, a little bit of caring for my grandchildren, care giving to the elderly and volunteering at Sunday school. I am currently working on sculpting with clay in a tile mosaic setting, like my Seed Pod series or House of Fruit Trios. Some of my pieces are a mixture of individual 3-D tiles, shadow box shrines, and ornaments. The work that’s being created is inspirational, whimsical, and contemporary. Even though life can be very serious and intense I hope to achieve simply bringing joy or even a smile to someone’s face though my creations. I am also designing and developing my%2

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