What I did on my Autumn vacation ...

This October we went on a long awaited vacation trip to Spain. The Spanish have a long tradition of creating beautiful pottery and tiles ... and like me, they love to use color. I was looking forward to days and days of color and design and I did indeed find beauty around every corner.

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Everywhere, colored tiles on walls, columns, buildings. 


How wonderful that the most useful objects such as benches and railings are covered in the long lasting brilliance of tiles.


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What I did not expect was to be inspired by the abundance of patterns, layers and textures everywhere. 

They do not crave 'plain & simple' in Spain! Every surface presents an opportunity for artistic expression. 

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I thought I would be the tiles that stayed with me and inspired me but not so. I will be injected some color into these patterns for my new 2015 work!

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