A Mosaic of Ideas About Life, Art & Superfluous Adornment.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer Evening Stroll

"If you never stepped on anybody's toes, 

you never been for a walk." 

I have always been fascinated with my little town cemetery. I played there as a child, rode bike around the curves in the road and down the large hill at the entrance again and again. I met one of my best friends walking to kindergarden because she came from the cemetery road where she lived in a house right outside the gates. I loved this prime chunk of land on the edge of our lake and wondered if someday I would have a lake view. Some of the same trees grow there, crabapples that we used to climb and ravage fruit from to throw at each other. I made a mental note on my stroll tonight to check if crabapples were edible because we used to chew on them as kids.
I always wondered how my friend could sleep in her bed in her house right on the edge of that cemetery without the "Bogey Man" visiting her every night. I had enough trouble being scared of the dark and monsters under the bed that I didn't need to live within shouting distance of the ghosties. I very often run through the graveyard with my dog leashed to my waist; he knows my exact route and keeps it unless he needs a necessary pitstop. While we were running today I decided to come back near sunset and photograph some of my favorite spots and stones. So, without further delay...

 I also wanted to ride around the lake and check out the scenery from the "living" section of town.

 This is where I ended my picture tour, at my shop in the middle of town, a lovely spot to grab the last of the day's sun. I am so blessed to walk, run and ride through this little beauty of a town whenever I have the energy. It never disappoints in blessing me and refilling my empty cup.

"I'd give all the wealth that years have piled, 

the slow result of life's decay,
To be once more a little child 
for one bright summer day." 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Patchwork Quilt

"There are random moments - tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children's rooms - when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion: arbitrary moments of of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead." 
— Elizabeth Berg 

Still room to start this amazing class next Tuesday, August 20. We will be making one quilt block a month and end up with a twin sized quilt! Just do it, call and join this class!
989-352-8222 A Work of Art Studio & Salon
Here are some pictures of the first quilting class

You know you want to learn to quilt, it is not so difficult as you think!
Call Molly today and place your spot in this quilting class.
If Molly can do it, so can you.
$35.- to make a twin quilt, plus your material.
Let go of your fears and come and meet some amazingly creative people.
Here is the Facebook link for the class.
Peace, Molly

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Elements of a Studio

"Never miss a good chance to shut up." 

Well, you all know me a bit better than that, I can't help but brag about the latest and greatest classes and goings on at A Work of Art Studio. It just took some vacation time to settle enough to write. 
The biggest news: Antiques & other Elements now available.
 There will be a few sources for new items coming in regularly.

Essential Oils now available as well.

Art Classes have been greatly successful and well attended.
Finishing up mosaic projects...

 Here is Deb's fish sculpture with her luscious lips and lashes.
 Pam & Rose's first mosaics!

Working on mixed media wooden cutout fish...

 Herbal balm making class was outstanding and may lead to more herbal classes.

 My awesome hubby taught me how to use a jigsaw and I cut this out for a client.
 I placed my first sculpture "Herman" in my garden.
 The ladies of the art class league wave their hello's.
 And the start of my latest project: a sunflower mixed media/bottle cap sculpture for my deck wall. I have flattened most of my bottle caps, wired them up and now to add them to my hardware cloth. Next will be layers of petals with more hardware cloth and copper.

A lovely angel frog mosaic in the works...

Stay tuned for more upcoming projects and class pictures.

Coming up in August: Quilting Class with a Pattern, Weaving 

Class in September. Check out

www.aworkofartstudio.com for class updates & info.

Peace, out.