George Ehling Mosaic House

photo by Lillian Sizemore
George Ehling Mosaic House, Los Angeles

RARE VISIONARY ENVIRONMENT: George Ehling’s Mosaic House tours in Los Angeles and two exclusive essays due Spring 2015 by Lillian Sizemore @musiva

Are Mosaics UNDERVALUED?

Roman Style TABLE On the Block. Will the cereal taste different?

Are Mosaics UNDERVALUED? What would you charge? What would you pay?

The Mandala of Listening

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“Each person’s life is like a mandala- a vast, limitless circle.— Pema Chodron.
How do you find your center in this vast circle of Life? INSIDE: Tips on Deep Listening.

Barcelona Does it Better

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Apple Store BCN + Gaudí = Excellent MOSAICITUDE !

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

Midcentury Mosaics Saved from the Wrecking Ball

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How did Millard Sheets accomplish this massive 1958 mosaic installation? Who were the players? Read on for the backstory on a magnificent piece of American mosaic history and how it was recently rescued…

Treasure Hunt: Vintage Mosaics

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Sometimes a girl just needs to clear her head  — and nothing refreshes like a good BROWSE around a vintage store… When in San Francisco’s Mission District, be sure to check out the new 17,000 square foot space called STUFF. Thanks to free parking, I took my sweet time and strolled through two floors of jam-packed … 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.

Mid-Century Mosaics of Pablo Picasso

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Another intriguing mosaic mystery: Pablo Picasso, the Cote d’Azur in the 1950s, an enchanting young lover, and the case of the missing mosaics.

Mosaic Mad Men

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Mosaic was all the rage in the mid-fifties. Editorial artist Karl Hubenthal illustrated the covers for Just One More using mosaics as reference!