Tuesday, January 15, 2013

One hour crow

I wanted to create a mosaic like a sketch, a painting and a poem...

He is clunky and a little crabby but I like him fine.

Friday, January 11, 2013


My shop was broken into while I was on vacation with my kids. Fortunately nothing was stolen or destroyed - aside from my glass door. I thought I should make some protection idols for the space and crows are what came to mind. I think I will make one more and then maybe I will be done.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Daily Diner

I finished these walls shortly before Christmas for a restaurant called the Daily Diner run by the Union Gospel Mission

The Union Gospel Mission (UGM) is a nonprofit provider of services for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. Through the Our Daily Bread training program, UGM will teach meaningful job skills to homeless people in order to help them change their lives. To accomplish this, UGM will develop and manage a for-profit restaurant that incorporates a culinary arts training program which will train and educate up to 30 clients per year. This business will be a self-sustaining enterprise with profits returning to the training program.  

I forgot to take detail photos of the walls but there are cup hands and interesting plates  with lots of memories incorporated into mosaic on these walls.

As with everything I could not have accomplished all it without the help of many, many friends! xo

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

I have just returned from my annual trip to northern Minnesota. I look forward to this trip from the moment a get into my car to head home every year. I go with a large group of friends and our ever growing families. This was our 10th year in the same location. I think its been about 18 or so years all together. Above is a photo of 2 of my 3 children underneath the Hegman lake Pictographs.  We had a lovely little ski/ snow shoe trip across the frozen ice to see them, so amazing!

I may be inspired to mosaic that lovely moose or some other wild life...

 The last 2 months were incrediable busy with mosaicing two restaurants I have a brief break now to reflect and plan for the coming year. I feel very excited for a new beginning!