Red October

October being just a few days away, I would like to remind folks that October 6, next Saturday is my last mosaic workshop for the season.  It’s been such fun helping my students design, glue and grout! Boom! They were done and leaving with a really beautiful tile mosaic wall piece they could hang in their house or give as a gift.  I loved watching their excitement when everything started to come together… They all said, and I quote, ” I am so glad I took this class.” Ya see, I make all the tile up in advance. From cactus…

New Attitude!

This year has started off very different from the last 4 years. We are now 3 months into the year.  This is about the time we first measure how the year is going so far.   I’m not sure you will believe me or that I will bore you with my faith beliefs but here goes. Goal #1. To be bold in my faith! In the spring of 2017 I had such a difficult season working in my own strength. (My own strength? you ask,)  ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”  Philippians, 4:13. Yes, in my…

Tile Garden Bench, Welcome and Install

Tiled garden bench awaits you.

Murals, Paintings on Tile

Lately I have had requests to teach tile painting.  It’s been 5 years since I have done that technique.  Mural painting is a commitment.  It takes a bit of knowledge of how certain techniques work on a tile canvas.  There are many ways to paint a mural. Glaze and wax resist is one way. This is where you use a low fire glaze and outline a design with wax so the glazes do not touch or mix when firing.  This style you would see on tile trivets at souvenir shops or at Carly Quinn’s Shop in downtown Tucson. Majolica is…

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…