Thursday, January 5, 2017

#4 MMM: Prep Work without End

 Welcome to my studio......
...where, in a space 14'x18,' I'm supposed to make 3 mosaic murals -- each 10 feet high by 11' wide or greater.  First step was to order materials.  Some come in bags, but others come on sheets like you'd buy in the DIY store and these must be soaked off the paper or mesh, and then dried overnight before being sorted into bins.  How many?  Thousands....

tiles soaking

tiles drying

Next is to trace the template onto mesh.  Thanks to Bobbi S and Cathi T for noticing that we needed to number EVERYTHING-- lest we lose track.

Tracing the template onto mesh, referencing gridded "map"