Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More Aloha

Finally finished!
I like the way it turned out and love the texture that the seashells add!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My addiction

Being a mosaic artist is a little like having an addiction,...you can never get enough dishes! My family and friends always think twice before throwing out that chipped mug or broken plate. They walk into my house with a cardboard box and my little "plate senses" perk up. What will be in the box this time? They hand over the stash and I feel like I just hit the Mega Jackpot in Vegas. If you're reading this and are a mosaic artist yourself then you'll understand. It's an addiction rarely discussed. I need help...need intervention for my plate obsession...I'm a plate junkie looking for her next fix...what do you have for me?

Monday, April 14, 2008

San Diego Mud Run 2008-The Aftermath

The weather this weekend in Southern California was just like summer. On the coast where I live it was in the high 80's...perfect beach weather. As my husband and son headed for the surf, I drove inland for the Mud Run. My eighth grader and three of his friends were competing as a team. The start of the race was a run through the parking lot, while water tank trucks blasted everyone. The 5K course also had four giant mud pits to crawl through, haystack obstacles and a 500 foot climb up a mountain. With over 3000 runners, they looked like a trail of ants! They had a blast!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Chess with the Champ

Chess with the Champ
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Recently my 10 year old son had joined an after school chess club. He was already a very good player and now that the club has ended, and he's taken home the first place trophy in the tournament he can kick my butt!!!
I've always loved to play board games, I played many games of Chess with my brother growing up. I love the classics! Risk, Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry...I could go on forever!
The days have been warm and sunny so we've taken the Chess board onto the patio. The whole game, I always have to make defensive plays to save my King. I never get the chance to get him in a Check!
In the end the final word always comes from him..."Checkmate"!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

As seen on the Front Page of Etsy

I've always envied those who make it to the front page! I've been working hard to reach that goal. Thanks to rockstarwife this card set made it to the front page tonight!!! I feel like a rock star myself!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Thinking of Hawaii

Here's my latest WIP (work in progress). I'm getting ready to grout it today and can't wait to see the finished results!
I spent a week in Kauai last summer alone with my husband. We took a zodiac boat tour on the Napali Coast. It is one of the world's most spectacular places. As we cruised along the coast, friendly dolphins came up to our boat. We landed at a beach and snorkeled in the warm ocean waters. Well, I guess I'll have to save up those miles and make another trip soon!
Until then, I'll just use my island memories to create some Hawaiian inspired art!