Daryl examines the cut clay tiles for the faces of the figures.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Then I think we are going to move our set up to my garage so we can spread out a little and leave things out for a bit (and so I can get my visiting family involved!).
Why this turned blue when I uploaded, I don't know!
I talked to Mary Ann of the WP Historical Society and she sent me a couple of pictures of Gus Henderson and a page of the advocate. He doesn't look unlike the fellow we have in his place -- if we just add a moustache I think we are set. I see they had several kinds of hats they wore -- can we adapt the hats to fit these? The guy on the right already seems to have a top hat -- let's go with that for him, let Gus have the straw hat, and maybe give the middle guy a bowler?
Ginny gave me all the word tiles, which look good, but are quite big. I hope they will fit.
Sheesh - I just remembered I have to go to the Community Center tomorrow, too...
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Here I am a couple of weeks ago at Killarney Elementary. The kids are working on designs for the mosaic.
Today, Carlo from Crealde is heading to Tampa to get the infamous Wedi board, a kind of light weight cement board that the artists on the mosaic Yahoo groups recommend. Because there is a concern that the Community Center may one day be renovated, we wanted to make the mosaic on removable panels. This addded a level of complications, but also has some benefits: we can bring the panels to the schools rather than always bringing the artists and students to the site. Wedi board has a foam core, which makes it much lighter than traditional backer board. Since I have to carry these panels to the far reacher of the Killarney campus, I thought it would be woirth the effort and expense (3 times more expensive) to get the Wedi Board. I hope it turns out to be good stuff.
Today I am heading to Crealde, then later to the community center.