Category Archives: Mosaic Musings

Inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle!

So, yesterday I took my first concrete sculpting class and started the armiture (skeleton) of my “real woman” female torso. The artist that teaches the class, Lori Greene, introduced me to the work of a woman named Niki de Saint … Continue reading

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Having Faith: Confessions from a Control Freak

Hi. My name is Rachel and I am a control freak. There. I admitted it publicly. Or maybe it’s not so much that I am a control freak as the fact that I have a hard time trusting other people … Continue reading

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Taking a Quick Time Out

So, recently life has been super busy and I haven’t been able to get to the studio like I want. I find this frustrating, especially since I network with other artists that work in mediums that appear to me to … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected!

Ah, the unpredictable reality of glass. I like to think I can anticipate how glass will break or cut with some degree of accuracy, but no. My art is still largely unpredictable! For example, consider the image above. I needed … Continue reading

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Back at it!

I’ve replenished my supply of adhesives and so tonight finds me happily progressing on a new piece that is not quite like anything I’ve dine before. I suppose that is what it’s all about, but still it’s definitely a meandering … Continue reading

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It’s almost time for Nettie and Friends!

It’s almost time for the 2010 Nettie and Friends show to kick off your holiday shopping, with all proceeds going to an excellent cause! Nettie is a friend of mine who teaches special education at Maxfield Magnet School in St. … Continue reading

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Listening in Faith

So, lately I have been insanely blessed with opportunities to share my love of mosaic with others, namely children in St. Paul. I was able to teach a class to a group of EBD kindergartners, a group of Girl Scouts … Continue reading

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Embracing Change and Choosing Faith

So, it’s been awhile since I wrote–time sure flies when you aren’t paying active attention! Lots has happened in my world–some good, some challenging, all requiring a recurring commitment to embracing change and choosing faith. I was laid off from … Continue reading

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What an AMAZING Weekend!

I promised myself that I would blog on Saturday morning, but I am glad that I waited as my weekend went from good to amazing on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon I had coffee with some friends on Grand Avenue … Continue reading

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