Thank god Sarah is helping me on this beast.
When the sublimation tiles faded on the memorial bench, I was at a loss for how to fix the problem. Luckily, a local business donated some replacement tiles which are baked enamel on metal. The new tiles were thin and unusual, but had a bright and perfect representation of Anna's artwork on them. They look much better now. Thanks Josh for helping me take out the old ones and put in the new ones!
My bubbly 3-D planter, and the love bench with hands and hearts.
Five Chico artists banded together to raise money for our friend and fellow artist Janice Porter who is battling breast cancer. We raffled off five paintings and my mosaic sphere and in the end reached our goal of raising $5,000.
Mayor Ann Schwab reads one of the winning tickets that a girl from the crowd has pulled.
The first one had a basketball inside, but this one has a rejected hamster ball inside. We got it for the family rat who hated it on site. So I covered it with thinset and fiberglass mesh and after 2 thick hard coatings, I mosaicked it. The spikes are handmade cylinder tiles.
This is the bench I've been working on for Catalyst domestic-violence-services. The have a new facility with a garden where they can grow vegetables and flowers. The bench will go there. I traced my kids hands into wet clay to make the hand tiles and I looked up various ways to say "Love" in different languages. In this pic is Spanish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, French, Romanian, English and Italian.