Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mosaics! Mosaics!

What else could I possibly get into doing now?? MOSAICS....that's what! A few friends from GroveHouse Artists Gallery took a workshop with our member mosaic artist, Mary Ponchio last month. At the time, I was busy painting silk scarves so I had to wait for the second one. We met at glass artist, Kathy Stults' house for the workshop. Mary brought what seemed like endless supplies and a completed bird house to inspire us. We spent the first day selecting our color scheme, designing our piece, cutting the glass and gluing them down. We could not believe what we had created in so short a time. Mary was right when she told us that our pieces would come alive when we grouted them the next day. To our amazement, we made something worth looking at. We not only had fun doing it, but we were very pleased with the end results. I truly believe this will be another way to create. Someone lock up the dishes at home..........I feel like breaking them all.

Mary was a wonderful teacher and Kathy a gracious hostess. Thank you both!


  1. Dear Rosie, a great deal of your mosaic success is due to the fact that you are already such an accomplished artist. I can't wait to see what you do with your next mosaic!

    Thank you for the post!

  2. Rosie, you make it sound quite easy and I'm sure Mary had a lot to do with that as well ;-) What is the size of this artwork? Will there be more mosaic workshops???

  3. Rosie,
    I believe Mary is the one I was happily watching during the Deering Estate's Plein Aire Affair in April of this year. Her art work was unfinished, but the beauty of it!!!! WOW!

    Will you continue with mosaics, Rosie? Will you let us know when Mary has another workshop?


  4. Please continue. A nice medium to work in.Stainglass next???? I bought some tracing paper to trace old head stones. I have to get permission first. There are some nice designs out there! Beautiful,Rosie keep it coming!!!!

  5. Yay, comments! Love to hear from you. Thank you, Mary, Debra, Angeline and Dave. Angeline, Mary plans to have another workshop. I will keep you posted.Debra, this piece is small, about 9 by 15. I already started another piece totally different from this one. Dave,I have thought about taking a stain glass class, maybe later this year.