Monday, January 25, 2010

It's almost here!

Don't miss our First Friday, February 5th for our Valentine's Event.  It will be a lot of fun, plus 10% of the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association!  Works will be displayed by our artists at 10 Central Avenue Studios with the theme of RED.

Participating artists:
Laura Kennedy Aiken
Joseph J. Ambuhl              
Susan Bridges-Smith
Reta Cooper
Mack McCloud
Julia Peters
Georgia Pistolis
Bob Santanello
Jill Schmidt
Patricia A. Thomas
Judith Woodward

Friday, January 15, 2010

Preview Mosaic Art Techniques: PORTRAIT

Thank you Mark for my Facebook note.
"....... your works look very nice, I like the mosaic portrait.

If you love mosaic, you must visit Ravenna.
I work for the mosaic school, hope to meet you one day.
All the best, Mark"

PS-- this video was taken in our mosaic portrait workshop:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yippie a new Blog Design!

I won! I won!
I am so excited.  I just love my new banner and look. Didn't she do a wonderful job?
Check out:

  Thank you so much Cinnamon Girl Studio!

Great Art Events This Week! |

Great Art Events This Week! "Matisse and the Masters (Friday-Sunday) Florida

If you live near Jacksonville Florida, you will want to be HERE!

R.Roberts Gallery, 3606 St. Johns Avenue, is hosting a special event exhibition of works by “Modern Masters”. Drawings, etchings and linocuts by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali will be available for purchase. Pierre H. Matisse will also show his work, make a special guest appearance and conduct a children’s workshop. The event kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with a special benefit reception. A percentage of the revenue from Friday evening will go directly to “Dreams Come True”. The artist receptions are Saturday from 6- 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The workshop for children ages 2-12 is Saturday from 11 a.m.-noon. (904)388-1188."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

They are coming...


Swirl Me Turquoise by amosaicstudio on Etsy

New in my Etsy Shop!
Swirl Me Turquoise by amosaicstudio on Etsy

I recycle almost all my mosaic materials into something else.  This time it is earrings.  I will strive this year to use nothing but material I have used in other projects-it all comes full circle.  But ofcourse not the metal findings and such.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

JEANNE REYNAL mosaic artist

(1903 - 1983)

Last year I was lucky enough to see works of Jeanne Reynal at the Greenville County Museum of Art.  I decided to finally look her up just to see what all she had accompished and just exactly who she was.  I was full of surprise reading her information and I think you will too.  Her husband wasn't so "bad" either in his artistic work.  Below is the start of here article.  Thanks to the Anita Shapolsky Gallery for this information.
"I hope to show that the medium of mosaic is not painting with stones and not sculpture, but an art the essential quality of which is luminosity" a quote by Jeanne Reynal in the book The Mosaics of Jeanne Reynal. She acknowledged that the creation of Haghia Sophia, the great church in Istanbul, Turkey, during Byzantium times is the supreme example of architecture adorned with gold mosaic. From then on mosaic work started to change. During the Renaissance, the master painters designed mosaic paintings for churches and official buildings. They buried the quality of light by putting the stones close together and producing copies of paintings. Story continued click here


More informations on Jeanne Reynal and her husband here

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Happy!

Happiest of New Years to You!
May your life be full of beautiful colors.

Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me in my crazy adventures.



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