This is my 2nd contribution in regard to our summer motorcycle trip which brought us up through the mountains from San Diego to Arcata (via Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Lassen Volcanic National Park). Arcata is on the Pacific Ocean and home to Humboldt State Univ. It is a college town. We stayed with a good friend for 2 days. Time to clean and rest up and to visit Laurel Skye’s “SkyeLab“! Laurel is a mosaic artist. She teaches across the country (and even in Italy), writes books on her art form, and uses her home as a studio or “lab”. She also sells mosaic supplies. She generously invites interested folks to visit and that is what we did!
The entire house is decorated with mosaics, the porch, the front door, the floors, the walls, chairs, tables, the garden, the kitchen, the bathtub and even the toilet bowl! Here are some pictures, but be sure to visit her own website where you will see a mosaic decorated mandolin and a trumpet! There are lots of ideas on how to use mosaics to decorate your own home. Also, you should check out some of the other artists featured on mosaicartsource.com.
I am truly amazed at the many different styles and the expressive nature of some of the art work.