King City, OR. Community Park Mural

The city’s park entrance has been transformed by this colorful ceramic mural, gracefully depicting the Monarch Butterfly on the curved-wall surfaces. The community-involved project had many hands involved (special thanks to Karen Rycheck), and will coincide with a planting of a milkweed garden to help sustain the life of the monarch butterfly.

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New Online Mosaic Course!!

My new Lettering Mosaic online course is available now through and is a great way to learn the tricks for making an exciting mosaic with words. This is a classic use for mosaic, and a fun way to say something permanently! The course goes through 3 different projects, and you have access to the contentAlphabet at any time.

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Stepping Stone Mosaic Kits!! *NEW*

Work with pre-cut tiles (Knot) or cut the glass sheets (Spiral)
Kits include design, instruction, glass, thin-set and grout.
Glass cutting tools needed, and available for purchase.
12 x 12″ Stepping Stone included for pick up only. Not shipped.
Cost: $90.  For more info and to order:

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Mandala Mosaics for your Window!

4Mandalas.001Choose from any of these wonderful 18″ mosaic that add beautiful light to your room. Comes with hanging device, only weighs 5 lbs!  $400. Shipping available.
Susan: I put this in the dining room where it gets the best light, and I see it every time I walk in the room. So happy to have a Mark Brody original!
Andrea: Inside and outside it looks beautiful! I love the energy it brings to my space.

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Completed Mosaic Kits

Here’s a look at some fantastic mosaic kits done this summer by people interested in staying creative through these challenging times. Send me an email if you are interested in getting one for yourself!
Mosaic artists’ pictured: (L to R)
Susan, Olivia, Carrie
Gaby, Peggy, Lisa
Patty, Janet, Lynn


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Mosaic-At-Home kits available!!

During this Stay-at-Home period, I’ve put together these complete mosaic kits. Comes with design, instructions, recycled-glass tiles in your choice of colors, thin-set and grout.

Ready for pick-up or shipping

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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 fused glass and cut stained-glass, the kids used pattern and color to show this beautiful landscape.


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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 in school.IMG_3145

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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 Museum
Working from Hiroshige
3D diorama










Geisha District- daytime



Day 1 in Asakusa, Tokyo
Amazed by the quiet streets of a populated city

















Jomyi-ji Temple-
Beautiful, buddhist temple













Arashiyama Park, Kyoto
Lovely bamboo garden


Tempura Yoshioka, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Best tempura in Kyoto!


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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 the preview online and add the element of water to your next mosaic!    Below: Pause in filming with Tami Macala.M&Tami

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