Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hi to all!!! It has been a WAY LONG time since I have posted to this blog. A LOT has happened since my last post... I now work for the Mayo Clinic in food service at Methodist Hospital. I have completed several (6) mosaic projects and am in the process of bidding a large commission. We have sold our home in Wisconsin and I am in Rochester full-time. I am working on framing again in my home and am enjoying working on my mosaic art more than ever. This piece is titled: Ancient Pear, measures 12 x 18 inches and was made with the ancient technique using hammer and hardi. The assorted elements are Smalti, Stone, and Glass set with thin-set.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Long time No See or Hear

I have finally gotten back to you... It has been SO long I barely remembered how to get back into my own blog spot. Now that's BAD! I finished my mosaic yesterday and have a new photo of if to post. FINALLY!

It is stained glass on board. It is for sale but not sure about the price yet. I was excited to get it out to the world so here it is!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Lot Happening

Hello everyone,

I have many things/changes happening... We went to France for a couple weeks in August. Spent my birthday in Champagne region tasting fabulous wines & eating great food! (It was good). Retired from my job at the University and started a new job, moved to Rochester  (full-time). My job is with Home Depot and the hours are really good, 5:00am - 1:30pm, Monday - Friday. (Today was my second full day) Now hoping to get more artwork done during the free hours (once I get use to getting up at 4:00 am).

This is one of the photos I took in France. I'm planning to do something with this one in Mosaic.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What I've been up to...

Well, I should be working on my botanical watercolor painting for the up coming ASBA conference, but I can't seem to stop working on these glass pieces.
I have finished my other stained glass window and still have another one to finish putting together. I can now do that thanks to our process lab, man who can do& fix anything guy. He got my old zinc all shinning better than new. Now I can put it together without having to buy new. (Thanks Brad!)

Here is the stained glass window:
My other project that has really got me going is a mosaic piece that I have been working on the past couple weeks. I work on it before I go to work and after dinner at night. It is SOOOOO contagious! Here is a photo of the piece in process:
This is stained glass on a hardwood panel. The design is inspired by the arts & crafts movement. I just LOVE the designs from the period!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

More to talk about...

Well, I realize it has been awhile since I posted and I have another painting to get out there. I think I have posted all my "pears", so how about a pumpkin. I really liked this little guy and had plans to paint him several times until I found him getting "kinds bad" one day not long ago. Anyway...
This is another alla prima work, painted with the timer set for one hour. But this time I used a brush. (i think you can tell the difference.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Back to the Art.

I have been working on my artwork, mostly Stained Glass. I have been reading and doing research for my next projects. I have a painting I'd like to post, another alla prima.
I guess I'll stay with the "pear" theme for now. There are just a couple more in this series then we're off on a different subject. This painting is oil on canvas panel worked with a pallet knife. I tend to get better color separation with a knife than using a brush. Just mix, pick up the color and lay in it.
Have found a couple of exhibits I'm going to submit work to, completely new outlets for me and I have my proposal completed for an Artist Residency. Keep you fingers crossed for that one, I have been going to apply for years and decided; Just do it!

I have a new GRANDSON!

We have been blessed again with our third grand child... a new Grandson, his name is Liam John and he is now 5 days old. He is the first born to my son Mike & "daughter" Heather.
Such a sweet boy and I know they will be great parents!

In this photo he is just 6 hours old.