Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Room With A View

After 3 days of grouting…..that’s right, boys and girls……3 freakin’ days – AAAARRGGHHHHHH!
If I EVER suggest to you that I think I need 5 different colors of grout in one piece will someone please point me back to this post? Grouting makes me grumpy under the best of circumstances. After grouting Garden Diva, I was snapping at my children. After grouting the slate pieces on Leavitt Pond at Dusk, I was banging my head on the wall (especially because I realized I should have just set them in colored thinset which would have saved me HOURS of grief). Today I am nearly in puppy kicking mode. Thank God I don’t have a puppy – for several reasons.
room with a view But at last I can breathe a sigh of relief as the first half of the Diptych *snort* project is complete. Saturday my encaustic partner and I will meet and exchange pieces, and begin our “resp0nse” to our partner’s piece. BUT…….first I am taking a week or two to work on a commission piece. The second piece doesn’t need to be completed until June 15th, so I have plenty of time. The commission piece is to be a present for a special young lady’s 13th birthday. She painted a watercolor when she was only 9 that is absolutely stunning, and her father wants a mosaic of it to give her for her birthday. Isn’t that sweet? This will be a glass on glass piece at 8 X 10. I think I’ll save the picture I’m working from for the next post.
Hope you’re all having a creative week, and don’t take any wooden nickels.


  1. GORGEOUS. It worked... might have driven you batty, but it looks like it was worth it.

  2. Thanks Anna! Certainly glad to be done with it :)



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