Monday, March 12, 2007


Kitchen Prep
Immersion is the word for our activities this past Sunday. The owner/artists of The Mosaic House in Venice, Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran invited us and a few of our friends to their home yesterday. Cheri visited Japan last year and was entertained by her friends. This year, a group of about 25 of people from Japan were on a language immersion tour of Los Angeles. We were invited to practice speaking English with the guests.

Gonzalo, Nancy and Guests

Ana and Friends

In the Studio

Larry and T.K.

Ana's Handknit Socks Match the Mosaic

In addition to speaking English and eating lunch, we all toured the amazing Mosaic House, which led to much English-speaking interaction. My friends, Joan, Ana, Nancy and T.K. joined us. It was a fun afternoon and we all learned alot. Joan learned the intricacies of origami.
Learning OrigamiOrigami Success!

Many thanks to our guests from Japan and for the gifts they gave us. Also, thanks to Cheri and Gonzalo for including us in this fun day!
T.K. @ Gonzalo's Tribute to Watts Towers
If you'd like to tour the Mosaic House, they are open on the second Saturday of every month. Call for a reservation (310) 399-1469.

To view some amazing historic mosaic tile work, check out the L.A. Conservancy's "Mosaic L.A." tour on Sunday, March 25th.

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At 4:03 PM PDT, Blogger Ana said...

Thanks Ellen it was a lot of fun!

At 7:14 PM PDT, Blogger Gina said...

I tried to leave a comment on your most recent entry but the "word verification" thingie is messed up! Anyway, I'll ask my customers if they know where to find the Poodle chart and get back to you!

At 11:06 AM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Hey Gina!
thanks! I found out from MJ that the pattern is from "Treasury of Rowan Knits."


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