Galapagos Islands

•June 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I recently went on a life-long dream trip to the Galapagos Islands!  It was our 25th wedding anniversary!






It has inspired art for me!

I created a blog on a different site, Adventure Life, because they are running a contest and the winner will go to the islands I didn’t get to see.  I would love it if you stopped by and saw the photos and the art over there.

Galapagos Through the Eyes of an Artist

Would you consider voting for each page for me?  They do ask for your email address, to make sure there is no cheating.  I did it a few weeks ago to test it, and I have only received an email confirmation back.

I will probably share some photos here later, but the main body is over on that site.

Thank you,





•May 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I thought this was a good visual representation of hope.


Mosaic flowers in the garden

•May 3, 2015 • Leave a Comment


I am about to start another big mosaic project.  So I am practicing.  I want to incorporate stained glass this time, so I need to learn its properties, and get better at cutting it.



I also am new to installing this type. Instead of directly applying the tesserae (the pieces) to the surface, I am applying them to Wonderboard, then applying that to the wall.


Once that cures, I grouted it.


I will let it cure fully, then seal the grout.  I plan to do other small pieces around the garden.

Mermaid statue

•May 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

IMG_1015I bought this little cutie at Hobby Lobby.  It’s metal.  It just needed a little something…so I added some patina.  In the form of watered down acrylic paint.


Quote of the day

•April 30, 2015 • Leave a Comment


Quote of the day

•April 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment


Announcing my New Blog!

•April 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.  Collidescopes will still be where I show my art, photography, and musings.  But I have another idea that has been sitting on the back burner for years and years, and I am now releasing it out into the world!

Basically, I started learning lessons about God from observing my relationship with my dog.  I began photographing many other’s pets, and writing these lessons down.  Maybe it will give you a different perspective to go from!

Please check it out.  Master’s Lesson.  I hope you like it!


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