Home from Chicago, mosaics, and a quilt show


I spent this past weekend with these two lovely ladies, Connie and Kat

They are sisters, in case you aren’t seeing well today.  Connie lives near Chicago in a great house with two very cool dogs…Liberty and Justice, standard poodles…and her husband, Guy. Connie does beautiful mosaics, but let us take over her studio this weekend!  She gave me a few pointers, and then just let us get to it.  We used her “scraps” of glass.  Kat made 4 mosaics, that you must check out on her blog, she will have them up there soon .  And here are mine:


Goldfish, swimming the right way…in our pond….do you see the tiny little fish beads near the center..cool eh????

The second one was inspired by some of Connie’s pieces, a mirror surrounded by a patchwork of tiles:

I’ve included some beautiful beads in this one too…milliflore flower beads,


I call this one the Jukebox mirror…because that’s what it looks like, don’t cha think????

I HATED this one before it was grouted, was ready to throw it in the garbage.  Now I am glad I saved it.  Grout works miracles. 

Thank you Connie, can I come back next weekend??????

On Saturday, Kat and I went to the International Quilt Festival.  Ohmy, so big, so many beautiful pieces of art, so much one could buy.  We spent alot of the day looking at all the quilts on display.  I had so many favorites, and walked away inspired to try some new things.  Like a dodo, I neglected to get some pictures of the most important things…like Lynn at Open Studio.  So sorry Lynn, it was the end of the day, my mind must have been shutting down along with my body.  I also forgot to do my regular Sunday picture, will blame that on the mosaic fascination!  But here is a picture of Kat, standing next to her piece that was juried into the show:

Perhaps over the next few days, I will show you a few more images from the weekend.



5 responses »

  1. No worries, Deb, I was glad to see you and Kat! 🙂 Everything was such a whirlwind of activity that I missed out on a lot of pictures too. Fortunately a couple artists from Open Studios got some good ones so I’m going to link to their blogs when I post next.

    The mosaics are awesome! Your work is always outstanding!!!

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your mosaics! Girl, is there anything you cannot do exquisitely?

    Are they all about the size of the one you are holding? So loverly!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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