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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Mosaic a Week???

Well, I'm not living up to my promise of a mosaic a week! But I'm having a good time so I guess that's what matters. The English transferware piece is coming along. I love the look of the plate pieces. I haven't decided yet about a mirror in the middle or just a circle cutout of one of the lovely plates. I broke the "blade" in my ring saw so I can't try some cutouts to see how they will look.

Below is the heart piece. Very slow going! But I'm liking it more and more. I'm doing opus vermiculatum for the background. "Vermiculatum" means "worm-like" and is so called because it curves around the contours of the design.

And I know I said I was going to grout yesterday but I didn't. I should have because it was a lovely day, not too hot, and I would have gotten a lot done. But my handyman was here finishing up the garage ladder and attic space so I was "busy" with him. OK, the truth is I couldn't decide what color grouts to use so I just didn't grout anything!

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