Manda-Roo!

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Free-Hand Mandala Fun, the Art Tent at this summer’s Bonnaroo Fest!

Art Critiques: A Useful Guide

Baudelaire, 27" x 49" hibiscus, charcoal and acrylic on canvas 2006

A useful and clear outline for conducting a productive art critique by artist, Leigh Hyams (1926-2013)

Six Merry Mandala Gifts

Mandala Coloring Books for young and old by Susanne Fincher

SIX wonderful Gift Ideas to inspire the pattern-seekers in your life. It is a very good time to Raise the Vibration with a Mandala!

Craving Color? New mosaic courses!

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UPDATE: NEXT CLASS Sept. 29 -30 2012 Mark your calendar before time flies by >>> Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland CA Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm INTRODUCTION TO SMALTI with Instructor: Lillian Sizemore YOU can do it…BELIEVE it…ALL THIS BEAUTIFUL WORK is made by BEGINNERS! In this course, beginning to intermediate students will gain hands-on … Continue reading

Fiona Apple Tidys Up

Let's Tidy Up shall we?...Fiona's alter ego sweeps up the fragments in her new video

Fiona Apple is plumbing the depths brain activity, mirror neurons, fragmentation and yes, mosaics…in her newest CD: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

The Ordered Art of the Muses

Have you ever considered how ancient mosaics can offer insights into sacred geometry and the building blocks of life?

De-Stress with Mandala Drawing

Wherever I look I see mandalas, the circles of life…learn how drawing your own can help de-stress your day. Classes ongoing through December.

New Mosaic Education 2010-2011

I’m teaching a lot of new mosaic classes starting in September, Intro to Roman Mosaics, Ancient Meets Modern, Intro to Smalti, and Mandala Drawing. Sign up early and often! Click here to learn more.

Chain Link as Substrate

How does mosaic art’s ancient application gets usurped, morphed and mashed-up into other contemporary media? See how here…

Spiral Weekend: March 20-21

Spirals speak to us. Learn more at Intro to Mandala Drawing. The following morning there is a Vernal Equinox spiral walk around Mt. Tamalpais, and offer my mandala spiral workshop as a “pre-walk” meditation.

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