Makers

Lately I have noticed a lot of use of the word “maker.” Whether it’s the trend in tinkering that has brought about maker-fairs, or the oppositional politics of our times discussing makers vs. takers… the word seems to have surfaced. This got me to thinking about being a maker. Putting aside these other meanings, I …

cheese slate

Finished Cheese Slates

These are my newest functional mosaic item, the cheese slate/chalkboard. These were created with a tulip theme for a specific event, but you can order your own design and colors and I will make a unique cheese slate for you. They are offered at $30 each plus shipping (or free pickup if you are local …

Tulip Mosaic Slate

Cheese slate / chalkboard

Recently I posted about an upcoming charity event for which I will be donating a piece of artwork.  The event at Woodburn Company Stores is Spring Fashion Frenzy, with a theme of tulips.  Woodburn is, after all, the heart of nursery country in Oregon, where so many gorgeous spring flowers are grown.  Besides tulips, visit …

Dinner and a Movie

Last night I was happy to take part in the weekly “Dinner and a Movie” series at the lovely cafe in Lincoln Beach (south of Lincoln City) that shows some of my mosaic artwork.  In keeping with their French-creperie theme, the movie shown was “Jean de Florette,” a classic loaded with great characters and Provencal …

Salsa and tulips

This week the weather has shifted from remarkably sunny to the usual January showers. Never thought I would admit it, but I’m kind of glad to see the rain returning. The plants need all they can get in winter, the salmon near our house need it to move upstream, and it makes me happier to …