Monday, December 22, 2008

Awaiting the New Year!

All I can say is that it's waaayyy past the time for a new start!  Here's to the new year!  May it be wonderful for all!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Coy Koi

It's been a busy but inspired summer at Moe's Ache Studio.  After finishing a commission for 2 pairs of mosaic window shutters, it was then time to start working on pieces for the upcoming 4th Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts and Penrod Art Fair.  Both are great shows, and I never feel like I have enough pieces ready.  
Following the outdoor show season is the "Creature Feature" show at Gallery North on the Square here in Bloomington.  This will be a collaborative show with Susie Seligman featuring,  you guessed it, mosaic and mixed media creatures.  
The first piece finished for the show is the Coy Koi a glass and tile mosaic piece designed for indoors or out.  
Stay tuned for a preview of more pieces for the show.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Summer story

It's been awhile since the last post, but a short update of the summer includes attending 3 juried art shows in June.

The Saint Louis "Art and Air" proved to be a beautiful show with high-quality arts and crafts, but plagued by thunderstorms and steamy heat.

Our favorite show, Talbot Street in Indianapolis, IN was a perfect weekend with huge crowds and good sales on Saturday.  Our Pooch Porto Pottie was a hit, and we've started working on two commissions based on the first design.

Art Fair on the Square here in Bloomington, IN was another show threatened by rain, but with the help of family, we were packed up and away before the rain hit.  It's always nice doing a show at home, and we look forward to seeing  friends and neighbors at the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts Labor day weekend (August 30-31)

Currently I'm working on 4 window shutters for a fellow artist who has been waiting patiently to add some "mosaic zing" to the front of her house.  Then, I'm off to Michigan to pick up glass, and work with Susie, from Fiber Arts Furniture, on a set of chairs for a special client.  I hope to have photos in the next post.  Have a Happy Summer!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Erte Chair

My first collaboration with  Fiber Art Studio!  The Erte chair combines Susie Seligman's hand painted applique' and Moe's Ache Studio's mosaic inlay on the back and legs.  Vintage buttons and jewelry supply the right finishing touches for this chair, now residing in a private collection in Indianapolis, Indiana

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bud with Big Fish

This is an armature that we have covered with thinset. Next step will be applying the glass mosaic.

Working on Pieces for the "RED HOT" show at Gallery North

Here's the Red Hot Mama! About a size 8 and loaded with recycled found objects!
The show, opening February 8 will feature members' works in RED.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Off to a New Year!

This is a "learn as I go" adventure. My favorite kind....avoid reading the manual, just keep pressing buttons until something works!
My first completed piece of the new year is a commision "BJ's Luv Bug", to be delivered on Tuesday.
The next focus will be on work using primarily in red for the Gallery North "Red Hot Show" opening in February in Bloomington Indiana.