Arroyo Garden Murals

Last week was the completion of the tiled murals I was hired to make and install.  This is my first commercial job and it actually went pretty smoothly.  No different than installing for homes.  Well… maybe a little different.  It’s  a mans world in a construction zone.  Being one of the 3 women…everyone was very respectful and helpful. As promised, I told you I would post pics of the project.  I didn’t have a Go-Pro.  I wish I could’ve had one but maybe the next project, which is coming up this summer. I decided to have professional pictures done of…

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…

Tile Classes Start May 28

I will be offering handmade clay tile class this summer. Officially it’s called a Mosaic class but I am discovering  a lot of people, when they think of “mosaics” they think of little tiny pieces of colored glass tile or broken dishes mortared into a design of some sort.  And yes, that is what it is but there are many forms of mosaics.  It is an art form and it does take concentration when you have a whole mess of brightly colored pieces to pick from. Personally,  I have never liked the idea of breaking glass or china to get the effect I want.  Not…