I live in Michigan on the shore of Lake Huron, where beautiful stones, rocks, driftwood, and beach glass are always plentiful. After retiring a little early from teaching high school I began a gardening business in which garden design was my top interest. Geology and art have always remained strong interests, too. However no matter what the interest or location, COLOR has forever had a common thread running through all my interests. Color can create tranquility, excitement, happiness, despair, etc. I always look to nature for solid guidance on my color palette and also design. Painting is fun but putting together a mosaic piece is definitely more fulfilling to me! Nothing like adhesive fumes, nipper cuts, heavy grout buckets, freeze/thaw conditions, searching for unique materials, and wacky substrates to keep me going!