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NW Oregon, piece by piece

Here’s a look at the Columbia River Valley, as it extends eastward from Portland up to Sweetbriar Elementary in Troutdale. The 4-5th graders of this school worked on this extraordinarily massive school art project, more than 66 sq ft! With … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Well, this happened at Woodstock Elementary, with the entire 5th grade. They were asked the impatient question:  What will you be when you grow up?   And this collaborative mosaic project  is their emphatic answer.  They walk under it each day … Continue reading

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Japanese Autumn Sketchbook

    October 2018- Jo and I had a fabulous time seeing Japan for the first time! There was so much to see, experience and sketch. Watercolor travels well; mosaic, not so well. It was a good break.   Edo-Tokyo … Continue reading

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Online Mosaic Course!!

I am pleased to announce the launch of my first online mosaic course on how to make a Fountain Mosaic. Working with MosaicArtsOnline, you can now own the video of a full-length studio class and watch it on your own schedule. See … Continue reading

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Chiaroscuro Art Show, Dec. 8, 2017- Jan 9, 2018

Where: Lincoln City Cultural Center, Lincoln City, OR. What: Chiaroscuro- variations on Light and Dark, maybe a little Shadow too The Northwest Mosaic Artist Alliance is putting on a show featuring the work of 10 of  the NW most exciting artists, … Continue reading

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Hawaii Work-Vacation

I had the wonderful opportunity to bring my Mandala Mosaic workshops to the big island of Hawaii to teach at two art centers, Volcano and Donkey Mill. Each location provided its own character and the diversity of students was incredible. It was a … Continue reading

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Forest Park Residency

Worked on two mosaic murals for this school. Pictured below is the school Fox mascot which was made with the 4th-5th grade students. Each student did an extremely accurate  drawing of this curiously geometric fox, and then we did the … Continue reading

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Sato Elementary Barn mural

Sato Elementary in Beaverton, OR. opened for the first day in September, 2017. In the front office is a mosaic depicting the barn that originally stood on the property before the school was built. Working from a photograph that was … Continue reading

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Vose Owl

Here  is a short-eared owl that is the mascot for the newly renovated Vose Elementary in Beaverton. The span on this owl is 9 feet and it is made up of many pieces of fused glass to capture the detail in the … Continue reading

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Whole Child Montessori

This mosaic was one of the most satisfying mosaic projects I have ever done. This gorgeous tree was made in honor of Nancy Pribnow, the woman who started this school in Portland over 30 years ago. This blossoms of the tree were … Continue reading

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