Welcome to Our World of Color and Texture.

Lynlee Sky and Jimmy Neal
display Ceramic Art, Mosaics, Concrete Art & Sculptures.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

All I Want For Christmas

I got a Corgi Rug from Claire Murray!
I love those hooked rugs,
Looks real good in my studio.
Thank You Santa!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Swimming Season

Looks Like Swimming Season has Ended, Guys!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Weekend in Saugatuck Michigan

Cool Buildings with Fun Colors.

Every Business was Open
on a November
Friday Afternoon.

Looks Like
a  Summer Display-
Except for the Christmas Lights...

Every Kind of
High End Kitchen Gadget
Could be Found Here.

Love the Details.

Yep, Love the Details....

Lunch In Benton Harbor
with Leslie
before Heading
Homeward.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kissy Face Maquette

Jimmy is working on a new maquette,
French word for scale model,
 from which he will make a large sculpture.

Jayco Travel Trailer

Mary Ann and Steve renovated their
Jayco Travel Trailer.

Here is my rendition of the Jayco.
I never noticed how many Jaycos were on the road
until I did this mosaic piece.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Banana Leaf

Concrete Banana Leaf,
made from a banana tree I grew this summer.
The Banana Tree is a hardy variety,
hopefully it will continue to
grow next summer.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Praying Mantis Lunch

Lady Praying Mantis is lunching on the first
 Monarch Butterfly I have seen all summer!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rabbit Rabbit

Keeping track of the time!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Earl Young Mushroom Houses, Charlevoix MI

Jimmy and his "Mushroom Dogs" sit on the porch of the house we rented in Charlevoix.
Earl Young designed the house, it is located in the "Mushroom Neighborhood",
where most of his houses were built.
400 sightseers a day tour the neighborhood,
I told one group our Corgis were official Mushroom Dogs....


Next door to us was the home known as the "Half House"
as it looks like just 1/2 of the house was built.
Love those roofs.
Earl Young said he begins with the roof then
squashes the house under it.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Garden Walk

Concrete leaves among the Snap Dragons
and Alyssum in late August.

Preying Mantis having an upside-down
mosquito lunch.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Good Birthday for All

Packed up the doggies and my boy,
some 'smater sandwiches
and headed for the lake!
First sunny day we have had in a long time,
Thank You Birthday Gods!

Creative Friends

Missy and I spent a Saturday afternoon making concrete leaves.
I usually wear "official" workshop clothes when working with cement.
Missy taught me the joy of barefoot sculpting! 

Karolyn spent a Sunday at the shop learning how to mosaic
an elephant clock shape we made for her.
 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tropical Summer, Tropical Plants

Elephant Ears are growing larger by the day.
Tropical summer brings tropical results.

Elephant Ears and Castor Bean plants,
I love those big leaves.
What will I do with all the leaves once
I cast them in concrete?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Spikey Hair Guy

4 Piece Concrete Totem Pole
I made in a Chicago workshop taught by Sherri Warner Hunter.
I carried it home on a bus!
The bus driver was very kind.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday Cat Napper

A cat nap before the next rain shower.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Ladies



Jimmy is placing concrete ladies in their new home. 
Pretty Necklace of glass beads from Elaine,
a glass artist.

Glass Pearls adorn her collar, very proper.
I will add more when the rain stops.
Jimmy says they remind him of his high school teachers.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mosaic Mail Box

Mosaic Mail Box goes up on Sunday.
Monday, a note from Teresa, the mail lady,
She loves it!
I guess it passes all the US postal regulations.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Tulip Tree Flower

A young Tulip Tree at the studio
 is in bloom for the first time.
Real Pretty!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Kids on the Block

New friends on our pond.

Time for swim lessons, kids!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Table Top for the Garden


Mosaic Table Top for Judy and Chris.
They will enjoy it in their new home
 in Marthasville, Missouri .

Monday, June 3, 2013

Chilly Day, Warm Shop

Always at least 2 projects happening in the shop.
New Mailbox is queued up for grouting,
and, a new table top is underway.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Yacky Funny Face Planters

Jim begins a new series of Funny Face Planters.

A few layers of concrete, and then some sculpting
to get the face how he wants it.

Almost finished, she needs some
sparkly adornment on her hat and coat.
Plus, she is a planter, so, in a few months
she will have plants growing out of her hat!
She talks a lot...yack yack yack

Another planter begins today.
This lady will be a yacky companion to join the first.
She will have a bee hive hairdo
with a planter inside.
Can you see the planter shape inside the hair?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pre-Holiday Visit to Anchor Cottage

Spent time in Sutton's Bay this past weekend
and visited Mary Ann at her Anchor Cottage Shop.
She is getting her shop beautiful for the new season,
but she still had time to sit and visit.
Visit her shop next time you are Up North!
http://www.freshwaterdecor.blogspot.com

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fiesta Cat Clock

Cat Clock with a Mouse Second Hand made from
recycled tiles and glass eyes.
Like it?
It is up for auction at the annual Circle of Art event.
Heres the link to  the silent auction for our local 

Food Gatherers Organization>
http://www.circle-of-art.net

Monday, May 6, 2013

Art Walkway

New Decorated Pavers Ready to be Installed.

Taking up pavers that a chipmunk pushed up when
he tunneled underneath.
Some of the plain pavers will be replaced
by the decorated ones, Fun!


Friday, April 26, 2013

2 Bunnies and 2 Carrots


Grouting the new Bunny Panel

2 Bunnies, 2 Carrots, and Sunflower
Mosaic Panel in Stained Glass.

Monday, April 8, 2013

My Town, Ann Arbor MI

Meet Our Mayor

Main Street USA

Talkin' bout my generation....Yeah!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Frog for Flowers

Stenciled Frog on Clay Pot.