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Posted in art, artandartifacts, mosaic with tags on April 16, 2008 by artandartifacts


I have always been a maker of things. Began as a very small child…made things out of cans, boxes, left over junk. Always rooting through some else’s cast offs. Not sure why. I was simply compelled. Perhaps my muse is Trash-sichore…the tenth one…   

I had the great pleasure and honor to have been a public servant for over two decades. At some point, a significant paradigm shift (and you thought I was blowing smoke up your skirt about the public servant thing.. that’s right…I can still talk like one…..hehehe)  occurred that gave rise to a far less structured life. I like to characterize  it as “self-unemployment”.

Not the first time I chucked it all to run off into the sunset. Probably not the last.

And so. I have the incredible opportunity to make stuff. An almost unlimited amount of time to do so. Not too much to use – but hey- that is the point and the challenge. Continue reading


Fish Bottle

Posted in art, artandartifacts, featured artist, How To, mosaic, WIP with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2008 by artandartifacts

 Here is a picture of the fish bottle prior to grouting. You can really see the beads and the little fish window very plainly.

.The beads were built up in a thin layer over and over until they reached the desired depth.

I used Envirotex Lite to adhere the beads to the bottle and to each other. I used thinset (thinned with water) to  prime the glass surface where the tiles are. I then used it “full strength” to adhere the vitreous glass tiles to the bottle. I liked using these two things- resin and thinset- to work on glass. All of my prior glass work has utilized WeldBond. It is a wonderful product. I just wanted to experiment with some different materials. Continue reading

Alrighty then…..

Posted in art, artandartifacts, mosaic with tags , , on April 13, 2008 by artandartifacts


Okey doke.

Here we go. Been meanin’ to try my hand at this for a while now. Lots to learn- so bear with me.

I hope to have a fun little stop here at the side of the information highway….think of it as a little country produce stand….or- better yet- a “Road Side Attraction”….like “Reptile Gardens” or…- well- here we go!

I will work on a persona after I get the nuts and bolts figured out.

This should be good enough for now. 😉


Posted in art, artandartifacts, mosaic with tags , , , on February 16, 2008 by artandartifacts

This is the date I finally broke down and decided to do this blogging thing. It took another 2 months to remember where it was…..hehehe.

So I guess I had just better-