Category Archives: creative

Glass Class

Months later … okay almost a year … along with my biggest fan and brain-trust Rober’  we finally finished my “Glass on Glass” instructional video class.

Available on Vimeo @ learn more

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art

Creating an instructional video was much easier than writing a book.  What book you ask? …  once upon a time, a publisher contacted me to write a book about my found object/pique assiette mosaic tile artwork.  The book took almost a year to write and photograph, was a great experience and a ton of work. The next time I write a book, I’m going to make darn sure that I get to name it and choose the cover image … mostly over it … not really.

The book is forever in the Library of Congress and is sold on Goodreads and Barnes & Noble, to name a few.  It’s been reviewed by some happy people, who encouraged me to keep gluing, while others posted some really mean reviews that at first made me very sad, then mad and then finally really bad for the people who wrote them. People need to be nicer and smile more.

Happy Life Mosaic © mara lee

Overall, I give the book a B+ … which was always acceptable in my world, especially in math.  The book is good, not great but I finished it and survived everything that came along with it like the realization that I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and gosh darn it a few people loved it.

Giving my DIY Glass on Glass video an A+ out of celebration that I knocked the class out – unscripted – in 3 takes, didn’t cut myself once and Rob was not harmed when he pushed the publish button.

Hope you’ll check it out.

Glass Class with Mara Lee … Learn more …..

“objects are bigger than they appear”

The studio-bunkhouse is still underway … slower process than we’d like – oh well … it will when it does.

Design
The Studio,Workshop,Bunkhouse,Ballroom with Kitchen and Bath

It’s bigger than I imagined.

Studio-Workshop-Bunkhouse

The studio and man cave are dried in and now the floors, walls, window coverings and lighting need to be finalized.

The kitchen and bathroom are ready for final design decisions like walls, floors, countertops, cupboards, appliances, lighting, tile, sinks, faucets, shower, window coverings … $$$$$ …. this is the part where you have to dig in to find the very best for less with no regrets. It will be done … under budget or bust.

Kitchen-Bathroom Design

In closing … one thing always holds true with Roberto … go big or go home. This time he designed a multi-use space where a crowd can take a nap or have a hoedown.

Brilliant … hope they bring snacks.

Ballroom Bunkhouse

virtual assistance

Creative Bug

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with
the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.”   –  Hugh MacLeod