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Now I need to prepare to work vertically instead of horizontally...
Now for the transport of the pieces to the substrate.
Finally, the messy but satisfying part - grouting.
And about the name of my mosaic..."How My Brain Works"
I often spend a long time juggling ideas around in my head, just like this bunch of colorful paisleys. Even once I've started a project (a mosaic or even a work project), I tend to modify my original plan, so my ideas are very fluid. But finally, a final idea emerges and that final one is represented by the awesome brilliant little paisley on the bottom right - he's a star!
This was a piece commissioned by Cox Communications here in Tucson for Earth Day 2019.
The Final Product
Unless I sell the bird house, I'll be mounting it in my back yard on a metal perch off the patio.
I wanted to build something useful while I was learning to use all my tools. The project let me use all the features of my new band saw (stART grant). However, I also used a jig saw, the versacut saw, and my drill, plus wood glue, nails, screws, and hinges. Thanks, Pam, for helping me learn to use all the tools (safely)!
The Final Touches
As usual, I used plenty of re-purposed materials to complete the project. My friend NJ gave me the brass letters; the roof 'tiles' were metal samples used by a sales rep.
I create mosaics by using reclaimed, recycled, and re-purposed materials.