Free Live Art! Mosaic & Painting

September 12, 2014 in Classes, Mosaic Demonstrations by

Rare Bird Live Art Demo

Come by for some Free Live Art Demos! 6-9 pm September 18th!

I’ll be there showing my artistry and eating delicious Artisan Sweets made by my good friend Monica, of Mama Moni’s Bake Sale ! Also, painter John Holm will be there showing his work and talking about his Impressionistic Surf Art class , which will be held on Sept 20th.

It’s also an opportunity for you to Sign Up for one of my classes! If you sign up during the Live Art! you get a Special Discount!

This is my Mosaic Class Schedule:

October 25 & 26- Day of The Dead Sugar Glass Skull Mosaic
November 22 & 23- Be Grateful Mosaic
December 1 & 8- Winter Wonderland Mosaic
January 24 & 25- Mirror Mosaic

All themed classes are $99 and the Mirror Mosaic class is $105 -ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!
And all classes are 12-4pm on first day and the second class goes from 1-3pm

Call The Rare Bird at 510.653.2473 or visit to sign up!

So come down and say Hola! Check out the art, the awesome store The Rare Bird* who are hosting this event, and taste a little piece of heaven while you are there!

Con Amor,


*The Rare Bird Address: 3883 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland CA

Want Some Inspiration!

September 4, 2014 in Classes, Commissions, Mosaic Demonstrations, Newsletter, Videos by


Read my New e-News for the month of September! I have NEW CLASSES, LIVE DEMOS, NEW COMMISSION, NEW, NEW, NEW!!!

And Sign Up! For my September Classes:

6 & 7 @ The Rare Bird, Piedmont CA

13 & 14 @ The Frank Bette Center For The Arts, Alameda CA

28th @ My Home Private Studio, Alameda CA

Con Amor,



Artist in DA’ House! FREE DEMO & NEW CLASSES!

August 3, 2014 in Classes, Mosaic Demonstrations by

I have been invited to do a FREE Mosaic Demo at The Frank Bette Art Center in Alameda, CA!
I will be demonstrating how I use jewelry, beads and glass to create my one-of-a-kind mosaics.
Everyone is invited!
So, come down to The FB Center on Saturday August 23rd from 11am to 2pm, and
don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn a new technique and see a piece of artwork being created!
And BE INSPIRED to Sign Up! for my next class at The FB Center!


Con Amor,

A Rare Bird Teaches Mosaic @ The Rare Bird!

July 22, 2014 in Classes by


Great ending to a fantastic two day mosaic class at The Rare Bird in Piedmont, CA. My lovely students created beautiful pieces, and had a lot of fun while making them! but so did I!

I’m so grateful that The Rare Bird, a little hand-craft retail store on Piedmont Avenue gave me the opportunity to teach my Glass Mosaic Window Frame class.

So expect more of my Rare Mosaic Classes COMING SOON! at The Rare Bird!!!

Sign up to my e-news! and get the latest on my Classes, Fine ArtWork and Commissions!

Con Amor,


July e-news *Mosaic Classes*

July 3, 2014 in Classes by

sunflowerHappy 4th of July!

Gala & I are having lots of fun this summer. I’m also having fun with my New Mosaic Classes!

In my July e-news: you can read more about each class I’m offering or you can just click the links to the classes bellow or go directly to my Classes page!

Classes are filling up, so why not take some time for you to be creative, spontaneous and at the same time have a meditative experience while having a little fun!


Class Schedule:

July 13 & 20-Glass on Glass Window Frame Mosaic-The Rare Bird, Piedmont CA - 4 Spaces Left!

July 26 & 27-Glass Mosaic-Frank Bette Art Center, Alameda CA


August 2- Hummingbird Tribute Mosaic Class-Mela Delgado Studio Mosaico, Alameda CA

Every Last Sunday of Each Month, starting in August!

August 31- Glass Mosaic Window Frame-Mela Delgado Studio Mosaico, Alameda CA


If you would like for me to give a class near you, contact me! I’m also working on a Mosaic Online Class that is Coming SOON!!! Can’t wait for that one!

I also give Private one to one classes in Studio Mosaico!

Hope that I can be your mosaic teacher, and take you for the ride of your life!

Con Amor,


New Commission For Digital Roots Studio

May 24, 2014 in Commissions by

digital roots

Digital Roots Studio is a new media transfer business in Piedmont, CA that needed a sign for their office studio. They wanted something unique that represented  their logo as the main design. I decided to make the mosaic using stained and vitreous glass, and they gave me the idea to use old film reels to represent the letter “O’s”. I loved the idea because I usually use found objects in my pieces, and I knew that this would give the mosaic another interesting layer. The final piece measured 12″ x 36″ and was framed in a silver metal floating frame. (not shown in photo) This project was a lot of fun to make, and  it was an honor to work and make this mosaic for such wonderful people from my community. I hope this mosaic hangs for a long time in their studio.

If you have a design that you would love for me to make into a custom made mosaic please contact me .

1rst consultation is FREE!

And check out my other commissions!

Con Amor,


The Hummingbird Tribute Mosaic

May 6, 2014 in Hummingbird Tribute Mosaic by

abuelita carmen y melaMe and my Abuelita on my wedding day on August 13, 2005

Last year my Abuelita (grandmother) went to a better place after fighting Alzheimer for over two years. Since then I wanted to create a project to honor and remember her. That is how I came up with The Hummingbird Tribute Mosaic. This project is to honor a loved one that has fought or is fighting any disease, and with it I would like to create for your loved one an unique piece that can be displayed at your home or even given to that special person as a symbol of energy, vitality and persistence.

50% of the proceeds from each mosaic I create will be donated to the Alzheimer Association to my Tribute Page in honor of my amazing grandmother Carmen Rivera Burgos who fought with all of her courage, power and heart, and now she is my own spiritual hummingbird.

I truly believe that honoring and remembering is what keeps that someone always alive!

To learn more check out The Hummingbird Tribute Mosaic page, and also The Hummingbird Tribute Mosaic Class which I will be giving on The Longest Day of the Year on  June 21, 2014!



Con Amor,


New Summer 2014 Mosaic Classes!

May 5, 2014 in Classes by

Chicas Mosaic 101

I love teaching what I have learned in the years that I have been creating mosaics. It gives me so much happiness to see my students so enthusiastic when they finish grouting their piece. Their faces light up, and they can’t wait to take it home to display it in their homes, or give it as a gift to a loved one. That is why now I am offering many kinds of mosaic classes.; from classes at private studios in the Bay Areaprivate classes at my homeprivate one on one classes, and I am even working on a mosaic online class  for those students that want to learn mosaics on their own time and pace.

Check out the classes, and see what interest you and what works best for you!

If you have any questions or comments please contact me and I will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible!

Con Amor,



Virtual Exhibit of my latest piece at The Museum of Latin American Art

March 24, 2014 in Exhibitions by

On Sunday, March 16 My latest piece “Pies Para Que Los Quiero Si Tengo Alas Para Volar” (Feet Why Do I Need You If I Have Wings To Fly) was exhibited virtually with other female artists; at the opening of the Frida Kahlo’s, Her Photos exhibition at The Museum Of Latin American Art (MoLAA) in Long Beach, CA.

It was an honor, that my piece was chosen and shown in the same space of one of my favorite artists. The exhibition features photographs taken by Frida, photos of other artists that took photos of Frida, and photography that she collected. All of the images were taken from the archives of La Casa Azul (Frida’s home in Mexico). It’s a rare and must see show! I did the trip with my sister Deborah and my daughter Gala. It was one of our destinations from our Southern California “Girl Road Trip”.

So, if you happen to be in Long Beach on your “Girl or Boy Road Trip” don’t forget to pass by the exhibition. It will be on until June 8, 2014.
Con Amor,
Viva Frida!

New! 2-Day Mosaic Class

March 8, 2014 in mosaicos, Work/Play Shops by

I’m Excited! New Class! I’m teaching a 2- Day Mosaic Class at The Frank Bette Art Center in Alameda, CA.

It’s going to be a fun, creative, and an exciting class in April.

Con Amor,


mosaic class info