Thank goodness for mosaics!

August 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm


Here’s my demo mosaic for the Dales Senior Center mosaic class. Do you see the face? I had brought a sculpture to another class and when I took it to my car to bring it home, I dropped and broke it. Maybe a clod like me shouldn’t be making ceramic sculptures. At least I was able to salvage it by working it into the mosaic!

There are other pieces that Stephen Horn, Lauren Smith and Beni Strebel might recognize. All artists I admire and hope they’ll forgive me for breaking pieces of theirs! Except Beni. He donated a car-load of tile for our mosaic class. Thanks a million Beni (and Diana Fayt for announcing the tile giveaway)! That donation has made me and the seniors at Dales very, very happy!

Angel of the morning

August 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

The lyrics to that song (my favorite version being Chrissie Hyndes) aren't

“There’ll be no strings to bind your hands not if my love can’t bind your heart.” And my favorite version is the Pretender’s OF COURSE!

Riverside Art Museum member show

August 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm


This is my offering, titled “Attic Birthday Celebration.” The debut is tomorrow night at Arts Walk.

Ceramics on my Pinterest page

June 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm

mertinsconcreteidealII1smIt’s out of fashion to claim one is too busy for anything these days so I won’t say that’s why my blog is dusty. In case you’d like to see more ceramic sculpture such as this one, please visit my ceramic Pinterest page!

“We are all in the gutter…”

January 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm


“but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Hey Pretenders! I never knew you stole that line from Oscar Wilde till just this minute! But it was Message of Love that was running through my head to inspire this piece.