more vases

Log Cabin quilt pattern vase, 4 inches each side. More vases! I am enjoying making the vases. Small, one of a kind projects that are affordable and special. I think they would be great as gifts. Neither vase pictured here has been grouted yet. The square one pictured at left is actually going to be…

friday february fifteenth

I have been working on vases.  I just put the most recent one up on Etsy. I think they’d make a great gift, my mosaic vases…but I am, of course, biased. 😉 I used smalti for this on a glass form. Smalti is a beautiful, irregular glass mosaic material that has been used for centuries….

new website & new vase

I launched my new website, which I’ve been working on for months last night. You are on it right now if you are reading this. I went from doing my own design in dreamweaver to squarespace 6, which is a web building platform. I like it, and it is much easier for me to update…

the best way to see someone’s vacation pics

Check out what the Mister has made out of dozens of burst shots from several of our trips, including Turkey, India and the Philippines. The soundtrack is chanting and bells from a women’s Tibetan monastery. Catch the India mosaic.

worth a thousand words

It’s true what they say about a picture. I’m oddly proud of my little photo setup, which didn’t cost me a dime. Rainbow Vase Smalti on glass. 5 inches tall, 6 inches wide

vases

work in progress…unfinished cream bottle vase I’ve been enjoying playing with color, pattern and texture. And I think I’ve found the perfect venue: vases. A classy, elegant, fun showpiece that requires no remodel, and no wall space. Something special and one-of-a-kind that serves a purpose. You’ve gotta love functional art! My vases are and will…

finished mosaic in mumbai

Hello. Yes, I realize it has been over a month since I came back from India and that I never finished posting about the final product. I just got so swept up in the final days of being in Mumbai and all that it entails to be a world citizen. Then, I reached home and…

poha deluxe

Hi there…how are you? Me, I’m great. Have been forgoing the joy of blogging about food and am starting to realize the error in my ways. I eat amazing vegetarian food every single day here in India. One of my ‘justifications’ is that millions of others do too, and there are about a bajillion Indian…

let’s hear it for the team

I love my job here in Mumbai. I am sad that it is coming to a close and hope someone else wants me to do the same for their international school, anywhere in the world. I am just putting this out there into the subether. If you or someone you know works at an international…

on the wall & on the road

That’s right! The mosaic panels have been completed (except for the joining seams) and we were able to install them on the wall where they will permanently reside. All this happened yesterday, a mere 5 days after returning from a blissful week of R&R with Ryan in Kerala, Southern India. Now we have 3 weeks…

major progress, and a vacation for me!

here is a composite photo of our progress to date. I’d venture that we are 75% there! We have made major progress. This should not be surprising, as I have not posted in 3 weeks, much to the chagrin of friends and family back in the US. Sorry. I am terrible at keeping up on…

alive and well

Hi there… Yes, I know its been a couple of weeks since my last update. Sorry! I’ve been having such a good time living life and working hard that I haven’t had much chance (or the energy) to post. As it is late, and I am tired, full of food, and have to get up…