Outdoor Decor

As we are discovering this year, folks are relocating in large numbers to Arizona, many are choosing Tucson to settle. I say to all the newbies, Welcome to Tucson. ,There are 10 good months of pleasant weather here and outdoor living is what we have become accustom to. So, it’s no surprise that folks want to find art that suits their home but also their courtyard, patios, and pool sides. I’m your gal and happy to oblige. Here are two new mosaic panels that are suited for outdoor decor. They are 3-d sculpted tile features mixed with flat piece handmade…

Mosaic Mural; Corrales, New Mexico Style

  A finished mosaic back splash is a perfect touch to a custom home, Corrales, New Mexico style.  Incorporating handmade tiles of barrel cactus, flowering Yucca, flowering agave, and flowering aloe, along with a Jack Rabbit, butterflies, purple cactus, a family of quail,gecko, hummingbirds, and the sun peaking through the clouds. The project took two days to install.  The owners were so gracious to me as well as their 6 well behaved cats.  Since I never got around to Go Pro-ing the installation,  here are some still shots of the process.               My travels…

Best in Show Ribbon!

The St Phillips Show on Sunday was beautiful.  Not only was the weather perfect but it was well attended, in a pretty venue and everyone was in high spirits.  I have always done well at this one- day show and Sunday proved to  hold up my expectations.  It was awesome.  Not only because it’s the best one-day show I have ever done but that many of my friends purposely came to see me and hang out with me.  That’s what made it special.  To be encouraged and supported is an important thing but it also took a lot of the…

Up & Coming Fall Art Shows 2012

I am so excited about this coming season.  Fall!  It’s finally here and I am busy making inventory as fast as I can.   I spent the summer building stock and all of that went into galleries: Tucson Botanical Gardens Gift Shop,  Tucson Museum of Art Gift Shop and Mas Y  Mas. (More about the galleries later),   I am  producing more art pieces and my creativity is exploding.  I have been planning my booth design, making mental notes of the items I will need to  maximize the space. I look forward to being in the atmosphere of artists ready to put a smile on their faces and sell.    To an artist,  a  sale is a validation…