About Us

I've always been interested in gardening, a trait that I acquired from my father...it is a seasonal hobby, however, and the winter months became very trying in the cold Chicago climate.  So, I sought other ways of working with beautiful flowers and colorful images, a quality that mosaic art exemplifies to the extreme.  I began creating simple stepping stones and other garden decorations on my own...Only in googling mosaic art did I stumble upon the Chicago Mosaic School and took advantage of their expertise to fine tune my abilities and ensure that my pieces were done properly.  I learned a great deal about different techniques and methods of mosaic artwork and took that knowledge and experience to start my own business, Mosaic Whimsies!  Combining my love of flowers and gardens with the vast selection of beautiful old china chards filled with flowers and bright colors, my mosaic art is the perfect compliment to any garden or home, for that matter, with the idea that beautiful flowers and colors make any space even prettier!

My papa and I, the fervent gardeners enjoying a day at my favorite nursery, The Growing Place in Naperville...he taught me everything I know about gardening, truly, my hero...

The tricky part about creating mosaics is using the proper materials to ensure a long life to any piece.  Outdoor pieces require different adhesives as well as a grout sealant to combat weather conditions.  I use mortar as my outdoor adhesive and apply at least two coats of sealant to provide longevity when exposed to rain over the summer months that it spends outdoors.  I use a mastic adhesive for the indoor pieces, as they are protected from nature's wrath...I guarantee the quality of all of my products and remain confident that they will last for as many years to come, something that is invaluable when making an investment in this type of artwork...

As you approach my front door, you are welcomed by my many friends....

My Garden...

The freedom to create a mosaic in my yard every year is my summer treat, the spring and summer seasons are my favorite times of year...lots to look at...every week, something new to enjoy...

Window boxes offer the annual extravaganza...no annuals in my garden, really, perennials are the way to go, you only plant them once and they come back to visit every year!

Check out my delphiniums!