Category Archive: Mosaic Tile

Better Than Walking on Eggshells

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. ~Aldous Huxley

Mosaic Tile Gazing Balls

A little patience … it’s round!

The Art of Gluing

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” — John Steinbeck

Making Memories

Some treasures are tough to hide away.

Mosaic Tile Garden

What are you going to do with all of those terracotta pots you have laying around?

The Trill of the Hunt

Hunting and gathering.

Finishing What I Start

I think life is what happened while I was making other plans.

The Games People Play

Strange how certain found objects make you feel.

A Grout of a Different Color

One of the more frequently asked questions is how to create custom grout colors.

What’s In Store?

All we have time for today…have a great day!

Having Fun While We’re Here

Having Fun While We’re Here!

We’re Back!

We’re Back! Opening Friday, January 28th, 2011 @10am …

Promised To Post A Project

Promised To Post A Project

When Life Smashes Things To Bits

When Life Smashes Things To Bits

Found By Chance

“Found Object” usually refers to a small object found by chance which, though usually of little monetary value, captures the imagination of the finder and is therefore kept as a keepsake.

The right tools for the job.

The right tools for the job.

The List That Never Was

Even with a bucket list scribbled in my mind, it has always included authoring a book.

What do you get when you …

An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them. ~Andy Warhol

B.F.F Mosaic Tile Party

Today was one of the most memorable mosaic tile parties ever!

“Learn How To Mosaic Tile” Fall Schedule.

Mosaic tile basics is a great place to start for students who want to study the art of mosaic tile. During this mosaic tile class, you will learn the “Pique Assiette” a direct method of mosaic tile construction. 

Do you dream of becoming?

In the beginning, of my online education, I admit researching the creation and sale of a Mosaic Tile E-book and I will even admit that I considered self publishing my book at $15 per copy. Looking back, it’s a good thing that I was way to busy learning how to do everything needed to succeed online…Viola’, they found me! Guess that means that I succeeded in carving out a first place spot in the mosaic tile niche. What was once a hobby is now the better side of a part-time career and as a bonus I can call myself a published author. Beats the heck out of tooting my own horn! Which as it appears, I have no problem doing.

Don’t Miss our Storewide Clearance and Flea Market!

Join us on Saturday, June 26th (8am-6pm) and Sunday, June 27th (10am-5pm) for our “first ever” Store-wide Clearance and outdoor Flea Market.

225 Water Street Creative Arts is located at…you guessed it…225 Water Street in Jordan, Minnesota. Jordan is just 25 minutes south of Minneapolis, on highway 169S. Take exit 21 into Jordan. Better be going 30 mph;) into town. Water Street is 2 blocks past the light.

Anticipation, anticipation.

As our blog is inching towards 20,000 visitors we wanted to celebrate the occasion with a fun little giveaway!

We are so grateful to all of the well wishers, supportive comments and even those annoying people that think we need Viagra:) So silly:)

With that being said…our 20,000th visitor will win a FREE Mosaic Tile Class (3hrs) your project or mine…or if you can’t make it to a mosaic tile class in Jordan, Minnesota…you’ll win our “NEW” Mosaic Tile book, once it’s available. Hopefully, late fall!

To qualify the winning visitor must comment to qualify…if the winner doesn’t comment…someone you has commented, along the way to our 20,000th visitor, will be chosen at random to win!

Filling in the cracks.

When you need your mind to rest, just fill in the cracks.

You can’t do anything else with mud on your hands…funny how your face starts to itch that very minute.

Smile and enjoy the week!

225 Water Street Creative Arts

Spring is the perfect time to learn how to mosaic tile!

In A Dream | Isaiah Zagar

Gives me goosebumps! In A Dream | A Film By Jeremiah Zagar.

the maker of anything

writing. creating. deadlines. need to be done by Sunday. Happy Weekend.

Writers Write

You have 60 seconds to write about one word.

Changing Lanes…Mosaic Tile Ideas

Here is a quick and easy project that you can do for the holidays and it can be created for under $20 plus a little bit of some creative time.

Cool Photo Ideas!

If you take a bazillion photos…take a moment to sit down and sort through the photo with one theme in mind. Then move on to another. If you start to become overwhelmed, start small and work your way through.


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Virtual Recycled Art Contest

Mosaic Renaissance a book by Laurel Skye

Laurel’s journey into the land of mosaic tile started with a mosaic tile toaster entered into a local Bagel Shoppe contest. Laurel won. The rest is history.

The Love of Decoupage, Glass and Mosaic Tile

The decoupage/mosaic tile piece was created with images of some of the children that this cause fights so hard for. The images of the children were decoupaged onto the glass and a handful of small picture frames that were then glued into the piece.

Easy and Inexpensive Photo Frames with Mosaic Tile

When our little friend Buddy passed away this summer, we quickly needed a mosaic tile pet memorial picture frame for the store.

Creative Kids

Teaching adults how to mosaic tile has been an amazing experience but nothing compares to watching children create. As adults, we work very hard to rediscover the creative genius we were born with but lost somewhere along the way.

Craft Glues and the Best Adhesives

After years of searching, for the perfect glue, for a myriad of craft projects, mosaic tile projects and found object art…here is what I believe are the best craft adhesives.


Creativity is a funny thing.

Crash Glass, Decoupage and Mosaic Tile

If you’re a scrap-booker or decoupage artist, you’ll want to try your hand at incorporating the two mediums. The process of mosaic tile and decoupage is somewhat time consuming but you’ll find that blending the two art-forms is quite exhilarating!

Gluing Stuff To Other Stuff

It’s been awhile since I have had the opportunity to sit down and mosaic tile in private.

Clearing Your Space and Recycled Art

While you’re tossing out what appears to be junk, use your creativity to imagine how some of these found objects can be turned into amazing works of art and fun decor.

Digital Photo Collage & Photoshop

Digital photography has opened up a whole new world for me. There’s just something about freezing a moment in time and being able to manipulate the images for photo art projects.

Recycled Art Contest III Reminder!

Recycled Art Contest

The Place Where We Live – Jordan, Minnesota

We came to this quaint small Minnesotan town, after living on the fringes of Downtown St. Paul, our capital city. It was an interesting experience adapting to city life, after living in the suburbs all my life and I’m glad I had the opportunity to say that I tried it.

Recycle Picture Frames with “Pique Assiette” Mosaic Tile

Anyone can create a mosaic tile masterpiece on almost any surface. The basic technique is much easier than it sounds but it’s the preparation that will really make the project durable and ageless.