Sincerest Form of Flattery

          There have been times in my career that I have been very protective of my designs.  I have had experience designing very marketable products that made my small art business grow and the work I designed was sought after. At the time, it was exciting, exilerating and a feather in my cap.  But I remember being overly concerned about someone or some company coming along and knocking off the designs I created.  That was 25 years ago, so I was still learning and still maturing. Now, yes, it is business smart to protect and copyright…

Weekend Warrior Grout Workshop!

We had a blast on Saturday and Sunday.  My Tuesday Mosaic class finished making thier tiles.  So they ordered frames and I taught a grout class this past weekend,  Here are some pics of the girls making/ painting thier tiles. This is Dee Jay.  Painting his 3-d turtle on a tile. Heather, painting away, trying to beat the clock! Grouting and wiping! More wiping! And more wiping…by now they were beginning to grumble. But as you can see it was worth it.  Here are their beautiful masterpieces! Ta da! If you are interested in taking a mosaic class email me…

New Classes, New Work and The Newness of a New Year.

Happy New Year!   I am so glad 2013 is O.V.E.R. The New Year brings a new chance to start over.  To dress yourself in a new attitude, with new ideas, new hopes, new dreams, new love, new promises, a new skip in your step.  2014 here I come.  I am looking forward to new things.  I am looking forward to bright changes and overcoming some really bad habits. I started it off by doing a juice fast!  I am still fasting and I’m on my 5th  day.  I am obsessed with living healthy.  I’m sure my friends are sick…

Sweet September

Rewarding

Tuesday’s mosaic class has come and gone way too fast. I am teaching a new  6 week session of clay tile mosaics to 4 inspiring and fun loving women.  The class goes by so quickly that I am almost sad to see it end.  And ya know what?  They inspire me. After they all left tonight, I sat thinking about how these gals come to be taught and be inspired by my creations and their ideas inspire me too.  It’s a win/win situation. I am delighted at the ideas that are beginning to stir inside of them as they birth new and…

Open Studio in Two Days…April 13 & 14 !

I am participating in the spring 2013 Tucson Artists Open Studio Tour in 2 Days.   This weekend, April 13 & 14, Saturday and Sunday from 11-5 each day, I will be opening my studio and artsy yard to visitors.  You will see how my little piece of outdoors inspires me to make art for the garden or yard.   You are invited.   I will be setting up a kids activity table for those that would like to bring along their kids.  It will be fun and interactive.  I will also do a grouting demonstration as well.  Just follow…

Pomegranate Ornaments At My Open Studio April 13 & 14.

  Pomegranate Ornaments! Each one has a something special in them. Pomegranates are a symbol of hope,  prosperity,  and eternal life. I am enamored with making this lovely fruit.  I think they are one of the most beautiful fruits God has ever created.  Not only are they unique in there design and shape but one pomegranate gives birth to hundreds of jewel-like fruity seeds that sparkle like garnets. And the taste…fogetaboutit!  Sweet and delicious. I had a pomegranate tree in the past that always produced.  But the  birds always got to the fruit before I could.  So I would end…

Art Show this weekend, March 15-17.

I wanted to jog every ones memory about the Tucson Museum of Art Spring Craft Show, Friday thru Sunday, hours 9-5. It is supposed to be in the 90’s this weekend.  So slather on the sunscreen, wear your floppy hats.  It’s t shirts and shorts weather!  I am not going to complain about the high temps so soon…we have had a cold winter so I am ready for the heat! I will be in booth 83.  I am so excited to roll out my new designs for 2013.  I have designed a  pomegranate series of sugar/sauce bowls, pom. ornaments, and…

Hope and Glory

This  handmade tile is made with the passion of Hope! The story of the red bird is that he never leaves.  The red bird, like a cardinal, stays through the summer and stays through the winter. He is not a migrating bird.   One time I heard a christian recording artist in an interview tell how he told his son he is like that red bird.  He will never leave him, he will stay through all seasons.  Well, let me tell you, I just  about choked up.  We all want someone we love to never leave us. And so I…