Friday, February 4, 2011

Artsy house

One of the features I like best about where I live is this colorful and exotic house.  Don't know who lives here now or who did all the art work, but it is a joy to see such exuberance!  The pillars and sidewalk are decorated with a diversity of glass and ceramic mosaics, with all manner of little faces peeking out here and there.  In addition the artist/s who created these wonders used found objects - seashells, small figurines, bits of stone and cuts of marble and granite, even broken dishes and marbles.  Some of the most colorful work is done simply with pinched off bits of rolled out clay, which was then glazed in a gorgeous range of colors and applied.   The walls and columns themselves are painted in luscious tropical shades of purple, turquoise, shocking pink and lime.  The house is pink with turquoise and lavender trim.


  1. What an incredible place! I particularly like the fish. Stunning.


  2. Oh, my! I love the gate! This house would put a smile on anyone's face. Kind of magical, isn't it?

  3. Oh my Gosh! Wow, what a place! I would love to live there too. Heck I would love to DO that art!

    The Unknown Artist. Whoever it was left a legacy of whimsey and smiles.