Hello, My name is Dawn. I've always loved creating something beautiful out of unwanted items. When I discovered broken china mosaics (picasiette) a few years ago, I got so excited and immediately got every book I could find on the subject and did an intense study. With a background in art and design and the love of searching for vintage china at estate sales~a new passion was born. I can envision a work of art out of a box of old dishes and giving unused tile a new life by hand-painting it makes me ecstatic and it helps to recycle too. The vintage china I use is from many different countries and most of the tile is imported. Nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Michigan, my designs have been greatly influenced by nature and the change of seasons. My all time favorite place to spend time is my flower garden and this is one reason that I create alot of pieces for the garden.
Thank you for visiting Belladagio.
- Born on March 1
- Joined March 12, 2010