January 31, 2009

Grout, Grout, Grout...

Today, I grouted for hours!
This is a photo of one of the bigger mosaic pieces that I'm having to work on one side at a time, because of how heavy they are. I finished 3 today and partially grouted 2 more. Tomorrow, I'm back to breaking tile and maybe some wire work. Woot!

January 26, 2009

Five More Done

Today, these five mosaic pieces (picture taken before grouting) moved outside. Yay. That makes a total of 9 of the 22 mosaic pieces for Encased in Concrete 88 done. I began working on the next 5 to be mosaicked today, and worked until I ran out of broken tile.
So, when I get back to work on Wednesday, I have to start my day breaking tile into small pieces. I've already gathered some used floor tile from a local tile shop and tile scraps left from tiling the bathroom at one of my daughters homes to start with. So far I'm not having to buy any new tile and hoping I can make it to the end of the project using only used or salvaged tile.

January 23, 2009

Encased in Concrete 88

This is a photo of my breaking block. I just pull up a stool and break tile with a hammer. It is a great way to get out some built up tension. Today I finished three more mosaic pieces, and started tiling three more. Tomorrow, I'm taking the day off to watch my grandson play basketball. More on Sunday!

January 22, 2009

Encased in Concrete 88

Today was a productive day on the Encased in Concrete 88 front. I fully grouted 2 pieces, partially grouted 3, and partially tiled 1. Tomorrow I hope to finish the 3 left from today and tile like a mad woman.

This is a photo of the Big One, it is more than 3 feet across. I started tiling it this week.

January 12, 2009

Back to work

Well, I'm back to work this week. New photos and info will be up soon.