progress on the mosaic

Well, I got the second panel up today and I only have cuts on 4 fingers.

It’s a lot of hard work and you get all sticky and beat up and there is a lot of swearing involved. At one point I was so desperate- trying to press the section that I was using both hands to hold up  that I used my chest! I also used my feet to press in a lower part.

BUT it looks so great once it’s up!  

I always hold in my mind’s eye the finished product. This almost always it what drives me. Call it delayed gratification or simply an ability to visualize the end product- it is what keeps me going, keeps me focused and on task.

here is the photo of my progress:

dsc05103 of course all the grouting is at the end. Once it’s all up and the mastic is dried. Grouting is also even more hard physical labor and harder on the hands etc.