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Growing up in the 1950's, one of my earliest creative inspirations was my mother, when she painted our refrigerator - with a paint brush - to match the new shade of turquoise on the kitchen walls. With that act, she said to me that there are no boundaries to your imagination, and anything that you can envision - you can do.

That lesson taught me to approach life from a very creative perspective - to look at things from many angles - and consider the many possibilities.

Over the years, I have enjoyed a variety of artistic endeavors, but I finally found my passion - with pique assiette mosaics. This has taken many different forms, from bird houses to furniture, including wall-hangings, pedestals, table tops, and other decorative items.

Working with mosaics has led me down a joyous path…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 14
  • Joined May 27, 2010

Favorite materials

china pottery marbles metal jewelry found objects seashells seaglass old wood

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About

Growing up in the 1950's, one of my earliest creative inspirations was my mother, when she painted our refrigerator - with a paint brush - to match the new shade of turquoise on the kitchen walls. With that act, she said to me that there are no boundaries to your imagination, and anything that you can envision - you can do.

That lesson taught me to approach life from a very creative perspective - to look at things from many angles - and consider the many possibilities.

Over the years, I have enjoyed a variety of artistic endeavors, but I finally found my passion - with pique assiette mosaics. This has taken many different forms, from bird houses to furniture, including wall-hangings, pedestals, table tops, and other decorative items.

Working with mosaics has led me down a joyous path with endless possibilities. There is always a new project (or several) forming in my head. I often lie awake at night thinking up new ideas - and sometimes I even remember them the next morning!

Living in Florida, I have also begun to work with seashells - and now and then I have to try something new - but I always come back to mosaics.


Not only do I love the creative process, but I also love the idea of "re-purposing" an unwanted item, and making it into a piece that someone will appreciate from an entirely new perspective. I feel a real connection to some of the older china that was once passed around the dining room table of someone who loved it.

I hope you will enjoy looking at my pieces. If you are not in the market yourself, please pass the word along to your friends. I'm looking forward to a great experience with Etsy!

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