Grouting is my favorite part of the mosaic process. It's when everything kind of comes together. Broken pieces and found objects pulled into a common piece . . .
And united again with the grout.
There's a time when it's all a mess; most of my students are sort of freaked out at this point, thinking that what they've worked so hard to glue together is ruined.
But little by little, as you buff away the grout, the objects peek through again.
Until the finished piece emerges.
I do this heart again and again and no matter what part of the country I send them to, somebody out there as sick as I loves roaches.
How awesome is this bottle of typewriter oil with the tiny cork plug?
I got a request last week from the shop in Los Gatos, California called Frank, "Send more Valentine hearts!" A fun piece any time of year.
Here's something I haven't done for a long time, switch plates.
Another day off tomorrow to continue the fun!