Saturday, January 31, 2009

Greenville Tech Charter High School 2009

For the third year in a row, I have been delighted to be a guest artist at Greenville Charter High School, for their Arts Intersession. I can't tell you how much fun this is to be with the teenagers for 4 days and introduce them to the wonderful art of mosaic. We worked with glass tile (vitreous) and created great signs of their choice. Then our second project was a paper mosaic, which they as a group created a 2 feet x 1 foot panel for hanging. It seems like each group get better as the years go on. So much fun! Great group of kids too. I can't wait until next year. Thanks too to Mrs Gay for helping me. Mrs. Gay you are my hero.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Do you love creative art "How To" videos?

CCP Videos This is a great site for art videos. Take a look. You may be interested. Many great artists give there workshops on DVD for your educational library.

Henri Matisse - What a Guy!

If any of you know me, you know I love Henri Matisse. In my last blog I posted a lot of articles about his work. I ran across this article today Henri Matisse, A Step Ahead, in this explains the life of Matisse and that you are never to old for art, even on your deathbed. What an inspiration he should be to all of us.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Thanks to all who asked about the 2009 workshop schedule. I know I'm slow....but it is finally done! I even added a class. I will also be adding summer camps for teens and children. I love working with these groups. Not to mention what I get to learn from them.

Exciting happenings coming in the spring. Be on the watch!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Spring is about to be Sprung!

I was just over at Holly Becker's blog Decor8 where she posted about this site, MARIMEKKO. I couldn't go without sharing it with you. These colors are so fun and alive. I could be inspired all day with MARIMEKKI.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Abstract Portrait 2008

these images are copyrighted all rights reserved 2008,2009 laura k aiken images cannot be used without consent from the artist.
mosaic photograhed by:
Eli Warren

This is a technique using the value system instead of natural colors. Quiet an abstract look but oh so fun. Portraits do not always have to be exact, it really makes it more interesting to use mosaics for texture and feel to the subject. What a great gift for someone!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sherri King

Take a look at this website. The review is from Visual Art News, views & reviews in Dallas, Texas, USA by J. R. Compton. When you go to the site check out Sherri King's mosaic, which is the second art shown. Isn't it incredible? Sherri is Sonia's mother...the artist who did the childrens hospital mural I posted earlier about. I am posting on this not only because Sherri is a incredible artist, but to also show you how absolutely beautiful we create mosaics today. It's not just pots anymore (although I love them too!) We create very modern and contemporary works of art. Enhance your home or office with touchable mosaic art.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Children's Medical Center of Dallas

SONIA KING-Mosaic Artist
I wanted to share Sonia King's beautiful mosaic artwork for the main lobby of Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Hospital art is on the rise. With beautiful mosaic art as Sonia's, is envaluable with its touchable and incredible feel. This is another excellant example of modern mosaic art. More on Sonia King's award winning hospital mosaic.....

Monday, January 5, 2009

Creating A China Mosaic Backsplash

Create a beautiful mosaic kitchen made from broken china plates and cups. This unique idea lets you create any pattern you like for a truly one-of-a-kind look. Information provided by HGTV. If you would like to create you own mosaic backsplash why don't you take a private workshop with me. It's much easier! I have all the tools.


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