Betsy Youngquist: A Sense of the Fantastic

Carmen NatschkeArtful Consideration


Betsy Youngquist’s “ Androcles and the Cat” ( 2010). Size: 12 x 22 x 8 in.  Glass beads and stones, antique porcelain doll parts, vintage prosthetic eyes, urethane foam, unsanded tile grout, sealer. Mixed media artist Betsy Youngquist is definitely in the business of creating new life forms.  She starts with carefully sculpted shapes (often made by collaborator R. Scott … Read More

A Visit to the Paris Flea Market with the Antiques Diva & Co.

Carmen NatschkeGlamorous Gallavanting, Timeless Style: Antiques & Vintage


Interesting shop at the Paris Flea Market offering an eclectic mix of decor, art, antiques and knick knacks. No visit to Paris would be complete without a trip to the enchanting Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt- famously known as the Paris Flea Market. Lucky for me, my friend Toma Haines the Chief Executive Diva at The Antiques Diva & … Read More

Karen Thompson: Flora and Fauna

JoAnn LocktovArtful Consideration, Tileista

Butterfly Mosaic

Butterfly Be very careful if you decide to embark on a DIY project. It could change your life forever. In 1987, fashion designer Karen Thompson was restoring her home and taught herself the ancient craft of mosaics. It became her career, replacing fabric and buttons with ceramic and glass. Working with a vast range of materials Thompson has developed a … Read More