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An icy cool commission has begun.

I have recently been commissioned to create a mural for a couple who were married in the Ice Hotel in Sweden. I am creating a mosaic panel based on the wedding bedroom and am waiting for the shimmery iridescent tiles that I ordered to arrive so I can begin the icy scene. 105 more words

Elaine Farmer Mosaics

Insufficient saintliness

That’s the ‘glass is half-full’ version of the mood. The other title could be “The down side of reasonableness” — when you are a reasonable enough person, you know that you can’t have all the niceties you might like; you can’t outright change the basic ways other people interact with the world. 74 more words

Yummy Enough to Eat, But Far Better to Collect

When Houston, Texas hosts the American Mosaic Summit from April 30—May 4, Lynn Bridge will be one of 500 international artists attending. Texas mosaicists are putting out their finery, and showing their newest decorative and fine art mosaic works at 18 Hands Gallery, in an exhibition that opens today, April 17, and runs through May 4. 223 more words

Art + Austin


After a couple of weekends of Open Studios, it is finally time to get back to work on my stuff.  So, the Beach Babe, I had left on the surf board, but I wasn’t liking the effect.   56 more words



Ever since I started researching the uses of slate in art forms, I’ve been fascinated by the spiral motif. It appears that from the Neolithic period onward, this geometric shape has been widely used. 217 more words

Becoming One With Nature: Hiking in the North

Good Day My Fellow Readers!

Last Friday, Jen, myself, and our friends Jordan (yes, Jordan in Jordan), and Sarah, joined 12 other expats on a hiking trip up north. 368 more words