This must be where it started for me.
I found more cement figures to enjoy
I made friends along the way.
I took workshops to learn about cement.
Mosaic on a Stick in St. Paul!
This must be where it started for me.Fred (Fritz) Pospeschil lived across the street from my grandparents in Janesville, WI. So when we heard: Go outside and play. We did. He created many miniature cement houses, a pond and planters starting in the late 1930s. It was magical.
I found more cement figures to enjoyKohler Foundation in WI has a wonderful map and history of folk artists who work in cement. The day we visited the Fred Smith Concrete Park it was drizzling rain. All the figures looked their best wet and shiny.
I made friends along the way.I have always approached mosaic spontaneously. I came across Ilana in an essay she titled Spontaneous Mosaic. It put words to my approach. I was able to take a 2-day workshop with her at a SAMA conference. Lovefest!
I took workshops to learn about cement.Riana De Raad is a wonderful teacher and artist. I close my eyes and visualize her property to find peace when I've had a bad day. It's my happy place. I have taken workshops and toured her gardens many times. It should be on everyone's bucket list.
Mosaic on a Stick in St. Paul!Mosaic On A Stick is a great store in Minnesota! Go visit often!
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