More To Come..........
Note: My Birthday is coming up in a few days.....There will be a 'Ladies Who Lunch', but it will be a few days after my Birthday, because this year my 'day' falls on a Sunday---a family day---So, our Celebration will be on Wednesday, June 30th. It is almost beyond my comprehension that I am---in a dew days, so you could actually say, I already am----79 years old! Are you kidding me? 79 years old??? Oy! How the hell did that happen? (lol)
Time flies when you are having fun, and you prove this. You seem to make the most of every day you have!
I totally agree about creativity, it's such a wonderful thing and should always be encouraged. Nowadays I think there is too much emphasis put on academic achievement at the expense of creativity. My world is full of creativity. :)
If you told us already and I forgot, please forgive me. But what was the total number of man hours needed to accomplish this? Looking at the completed project, I would think it would be overwhelming.
Creativity makes my life. Not only because of my own creations but because of the creations of others. I agree with LL Cool Joe that too much emphasis is put on academic achievement, but hey... I ws kicked out of the academy...lol
Well, Naomi, I do not know what to say about the Tile House. It's truly amazing! I've never seen such a huge project. And you say it's all done by one man? Incredible. I love the designs. And I think the bottle bottoms are great. I wonder where he gets all his tiles?
The whole area that the gargoyle overlooks is just amazing...
Love the series!
I get it. And I love "it." By the way, as my Aunt Violet would say: 79 is just a spring chicken! Have a super birthday!!
It is fortunate you took pictures, there is no way you could recall everything you saw otherwise.
You share a birthday with my oldest friend(from the 2nd grade).
Perchance something happens and I don't make it here Sunday, Happy Birthday lady. Can't wait for your party.
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Ooo I love a good gargoyle. This one is no exception.
And 79? No. No way!
Really, the Tile House is awesome...outstanding...amazing... You did a great reportage with this series and you took fantastic photos too. Thanks for sharing!
I am looking forward to see your Ladies Who Lunch on your Birthday... What a great celebration!
Many hugs in antecipation!
Good after Naomi, cannot imagine, the resourcefulness to have a project like this really a life time endeavor. And yes truly a work of art. In case life gets in the way this weekend, would like to wish you a Happy Birthday a little early. My paying job, is so slow, am going nuts, there is so much could be doing at home that would make a difference. But that cannot be yet. There are a lot of us that are twiddling our thumbs here. This is turning out to be a banner year for veggies, however the markets have been a little slow. There seem to be many more vendors, so market share is also being stretched, the area where we live, there are lots of people who do understand the value of locally grown produce, and there are lots of people who do not. And they think if they stop at one of the road side stands and not a farmers market, they are getting the same thing, we have a lot of places that just buy and sell. Think that confuses people. Ok sorry starting to babble. Have a Happy Birthday.
Pat from NY
he even has gargoyles!
if I don't swing back again before your birthday, have a great one with the ladies! and more wonderful years to follow.
Naomi, 79?? Are you sure about that?? lol You don't have a spirit of a soon-to-be 79 year old woman...or do you? Maybe 79 is the new 25. :)
If I don't get to stop by on Sunday, I want to be one of the first to wish you a very happy birthday, my friend! I cannot wait to see what's in store for you at the next Ladies Who Lunch gathering. It should be good!
As for that beautiful tile house, there's no end to this man's creativity. I love the passion he has for his artwork and his home, and my new favorite photo is the one showing the designs in the circular area. It's just beautiful!
Once again, thanks for sharing and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR NAOMI!! xo
Happy birthday ( a day or so early, time difference not withstanding)
What an amazing life long project the "tile house" is.
Happy Birthday on Sunday, Naomi! and I wish for you many more.
The tile is just phenomenal and I love the tiled rocks as much as any of it. So sensual!
Happy birthday and I am looking forward to read about the ladies lunch.
LOVE the matching rocks, the circular wrought iron, all of it really. i also adore the guided tour that i always feel like i'm getting from you! and the creativity that has to be let out just because...amen. just amen. and last, but certainly not least, happy (early!) birthday!! i so can't wait to see your pics, hear your stories and i'll be sure to toast to you from here! :)
Happy almost-birthday, Naomi. That's some amazing creativity with the tiles---and a great location to be using it.
Let me just say 79 is no age at all!
Another great selection of George's artistry. I particularly like the covered rocks which have the appearance of a beautiful cloth draped over them. And it must be so easy to keep pristine - just a hose down - a job I would really enjoy.
Has he finished? Or is there still space for him to bedeck with his jewels?
I must get MTL to have a look.
This is so great to see! I was just thinking of this house and the Ehlings as I had to write a bio for a class this week. I lived in this house (upstairs)! George is incredible! The whole family is incredible!
Oh..and Happy Birthday to you. I'm enjoying your blog.
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