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~ Marcel Proust


Garden Mosaic Stepping Stones with Christina Yaconelli
A two-part garden mosaic workshop

SAN JOSE – Yellow Cottage Mosaics Presents "Garden Mosaic Stepping Stones with Christina Yaconelli," a two-part garden mosaic workshop.

Learn to create beautiful, lasting outdoor mosaic pieces for your home or garden. In this first installment in Yellow Cottage Mosaics' twelve-month Garden Mosaic Workshop Series, visionary artist Christina Yaconelli instructs students in creating unique garden projects such as stepping-stones, statuary and fountains using plates, beads and shells, as well as standard mosaic tiles. The techniques and materials used will allow students to create unique mosaic artwork to last a lifetime. For more information please visit www.yellowcottagemosaics.com.

The classes take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 and Thursday, May 3, 2007, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Color Me Mine Pottery Studio in Westgate West Shopping Center, 5337 Prospect Road, San Jose, California 95129, (408) 865-1833, www.sanjose.colormemine.com

The cost is $175 for the two-part workshop, which includes all tools and materials. For additional information please call (408) 865-1833, or visit www.sanjose.colormemine.com.

Register for the class by email at christina@yellowcottagemosaics.com. Class tuition will be due at the first class by cash or check made payable to Yellow Cottage Mosaics.

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March 10, 2006

Mosaic Art Debuts at San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Art, Ecology and Culture Unite in Visionary Garden Art Design

SAN FRANCISCO – Yellow Cottage Mosaics, the newly created affiliate of leading sustainable landscaping firm, Middlebrook Gardens, announces a showing of their groundbreaking mosaic art at The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, March 15 - March 19, 2006.

The mosaic on display, a three-paneled "triptych" design, is assembled from vintage hard-body and vitreous glass tile, and depicts California native plant communities, Chaparral, Oakwood land, and Great Basin Desert. It was created by Yellow Cottage Mosaics' artist, Christina Yaconelli, and Alrie Middlebrook of Middlebrook Gardens, reflecting a commitment shared by both in representing California's rich natural heritage in all aspects of gardening.

This unique design can be viewed at Middlebrook Gardens' display booth at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. For more information, please visit www.gardenshow.com/sf, or www.middlebrook-gardens.com.

"I'm honored to be featured in the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, and to be working with Alrie Middlebrook" said Christina Yaconelli. "Mosaic art lends itself well to gardens and Alrie Middlebrook has been a constant source of inspiration by bringing native California horticulture to life."

Six innovative gardens designed by Alrie Middlebrook and Rick Driemeyer of Both Sides of the Door and built by Middlebrook Gardens, in conjunction with Windermere Real Estate's "Destination Living" exhibit, will be on display, all of which have native plant themes, one of which incorporates a cottage with a green, living&Mac226; roof.

The San Francisco Flower & Garden show is the sixth largest in the world with 27 incredible display gardens, hands-on workshops and seminars for all ages, a marketplace of plants and the world's finest garden products, as well as live entertainment, international food, a beer and wine garden, and a new children's area with activities and presentations for blossoming gardeners. For more information and tickets, see www.gardenshow.com, or call (800) 569-2832.

Alrie Middlebrook is recognized the world over as a leading expert on California native gardening, and is a committed advocate and leading practitioner of ecology-based landscaping. She has designed and built over 100 California native gardens. Her firm, Middlebrook Gardens specializes in sustainable landscape technology. For more information, please visit: www.middlebrook-gardens.com, www.losethelawn.com, or call (408) 292-9993.


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