Those of you, who know me, know I have a tile fetish (probably easier to manage than one for shoes).   I love the natural ingredients from which tile is made; earth-dug clays, silica, sand and water.  I also love the fact that clay can be transformed by the human hand into an object of enduring beauty.  It can be squeezed and molded into any shape and applied to many surfaces.  And tile grids provide the opportunity to configure a square or rectangle into impressive wall patterns.


I was inspired to write this post after seeing Betty Lou Phillips’ new book, French Impressions. She loves words and monograms and has embroidered them on towels, embedded them in mosaic floors and painted them on her grandchildren’s lockers.

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