Update on the UPC Mosaic Mural Process

This has been re-blogged from New Life from Shards. SNAP! YOU’RE A MODEL. March 6, 2014 Moving on to the third panel of “The Feeding of the 5000″ means drawing.  Lots of drawing.  Lots… Continue reading


 Photograph by Nina Miller of ninamillerstudio.com I graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I studied painting and drawing, and learned to cope with winter. Many years later, I… Continue reading

What I Look Like on a Good Day

Nina Miller and I live in the same neighborhood in Austin.  She is a portrait photographer and I, a mosaic artist.  We decided to do some work for each other and you just won’t… Continue reading

Graduation Time!

This post is re-blogged from my other blog, “New Life from Shards“, about the creation of a community-built church mosaic. On Wednesday, we graduated from Panel 2 into Panel 3!  The last pieces… Continue reading

The Race is ON!

This post has been re-blogged from another blog I write, “New Life from Shards” about the designing and making of a community-built mosaic mural. February 25, 2014 Although it wasn’t intentional, it does look as… Continue reading

Mosaic Tech Talk

Here’s a little peek at some tools and studio features that I’ve recently found essential:   I use this “self-healing” mat for cutting the fiberglass mesh at the edge of the tile tesserae… Continue reading

The Car Free City Project

Originally posted on Earth Communion:
The city council of Hamburg (Germany) has plans to divert most of its cars away  from the city’s main thoroughfares in twenty years. The city is planning to lay out…

Capturing the Essence

Yesterday’s post about portraiture is a nice segue into today’s activity, which was meeting with a neighbor and fellow artist, Nina Miller, who is a portrait photographer.  She confirmed that she looks for that particular gesture… Continue reading

The Gift of Life

What’s in a portrait?

The Uplift Tribe

Lifting up my fellow humans