Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Joy 4/82: Mosaic Class
About half of the class are women who were born and raised here so a lot of the conversation is about people I don't know and the way things used to be. But it's nice. It's like stepping back in time to a kinder, gentler world where people made things with their hands and recycled and reused almost everything. While most of us buy a lot of brightly colored tiles, we also scour the thrift stores and yard sales for plates, bottles and a myriad of "found objects." Very little gets thrown away when a mosaic artist is anywhere near ... old chairs, tables, suitcases, shelves, baby beds, picture frames ... everything is fair game. The screen door shown was done by our leader, Colleen Wittke, for the Sierra Art Trails open studio tour this weekend.
Tuesdays have become one of my favorite days of the week. Even though I'll never be a "local," I feel very accepted and welcomed by this group. They have helped me feel at home and introduced me to a craft that enchants me.