Monday, October 31, 2011

a dark and dreary Halloween Monday

Here is the Mirror that I have almost completed, with the tiles that I purchased at Saver's a very long time ago. I love this mirror. It "speaks" to me. The small pebbles are spray painted taconite pellets.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday- with overcast skies!

Today I work at Super 1 at 1:00. I am trying to forget that I have to work (although only until 9 at night which makes me so happy!)

My subbing gig was not quite magical, but it was very, very nice. I have another subbing gig next Thursday. This will be much more challenging as it is at a school with much more poverty. Sigh. However, this gig is for Mrs. Tolo who I greatly admire for her (seemingly) endless goodwill.

This is what I have been working on (in between my many jobs!) - first the Altar. I only have to grout this - although I am not sure WHEN I will be able to as I work so much. (Perhaps on Wednesday afternoon??) The other is my taconite pellet perimeter table. I am having a stylized wave motif joining in the center. So far I am really liking working on this very funky table.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I am off for my first day of subbing this school year!

I am a bit releuctant to substitute again, but we will see! Maybe I will have a magical experience.

Here are some photos of my altar (I am quite excited about this altar - I will take more photos soon) and a small table that I am working on. I have used green spray painted taconite pellets for the perimeter. THis is a handmade table taken from our former duplex. It will need a bit of cleaning up after I am done mosaicing the top.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Here is a photo of my finished pendants. I put resin on them although you probably can't tell, it made them look like they were covered with water. Made the colors much brighter. If you look closely at them you may be able to see the clouds in the sky reflected off the shining coat of resin.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Saturday show was fun, although I did not sell much.

I only sold two coasters, (wooden with ceramic leaves on top), a small vase, and a Four Seasons vase. However, I had a very good time - talking education with some Duluth Public Schools teachers. One of the teachers (who I have admired from afar and told her so!) bought the Four Seasons vase. Here are some photos from this event.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My nesting Tables have sold at the Grand Marais gallery.

So today I do have a lot to feel celebratory about. I love these tables but I really LOVE that they've sold. Because I, like everyone else, needs the money and the reward from having an item sell in a gallery. Yes!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday and I am off to attempt to teach adults in Duluth!

THis morning I am off to try to help adults who are working towards their GED's or their high school diplomas. I think I'd like this job - even though it is so PART part time - only 3-4 hours a week. However I would get paid a teacher's pay!!!! Makes me so excited.

My interview yesterday at the Library went very well. I so hope to get hired there!

THis is what I grouted on Sunday after returning from visiting my mom in the hospital. The four pendants, a drawer for the altar, a small mirror and a tea light. Oh! and a wierd butterfly, too.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Remember this as well?

This former shelf was something that I found at a garage sale years ago and decided to make into a portable altar. You can see my progress as I have first tiled the entire surface, almost like a floor, to enable the purchaser to remove the Madonnas on the top (as the side two are flower vases as well as small statues I thought the user would want to be able to wash them) and later I decided to attached the center Mary figure and removed the tile from the top for a place to put her. Same thing with the lower shelf. At first I had all three of the items, Madonna and candle holders, removeable, then decided to place the Madonna and only have the candle holders removeable.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Remember this?

Well, I decided to complete this tray that I had bought months ago at Saver's. I used tiles that I had purchased from a fellow mosiac artist on Etsy as well as my unused bathroom tiles from my bathroom. Hopefully, next week I will grout this for my show on October 15. I thought this would look so cute in a kitchen as a place to put keys.