December 27, 2010

Peace and well being

Was reading a blog from a friend, and she talked about the origins of putting on a 'live' Nativity, which her research found started in Assisi, Italy about 1223.  She also stated that in that city, many Italians have a lovely decorated tile above their doors with the words PACE E BENE on them, which means peace and goodness, or peace and well being.
I decided to try my own tile and then gave it as a gift to my aunt.

This box is one I've had hanging around for a few years, so tangled it and sent it as a gift to my daughter in AZ.

December 8, 2010

Here is my first attempt at a 9-tile ensemble. It's not hard to do, just a challenge to stay in the moment and have fun with it, and not worry about what the finished product will look like. One stroke at a time always results in something wonderful to look at!

As I was working on it at a vendor event, a gentleman was intrigued enough to take my photo and email it to me.  Having my tongue out is a given when I am engrossed in a project!