Well the mosaic mural behind the bathtub is done except for the hazy area in the void.  When i realized I wouldnt have enough grout to finish the middle of the void I was mad.  But I realized that having it right there in the middle was ok.   Maybe I would put white grout in there and call it mist.  I am eternally creative.  Everything I do can be done in fifty million different ways and my brain works until a solution pops up.

      However I went to sleep and whittled away the whole next day without dealing with this void in the void.  I got wonderfully distracted and just took a break from my own house to explore the way someone else lives.  I came away realizing that I am just winging my way through life and sometimes it isnt pretty.  However I wouldnt want to be perfect.  That is exhausting.  I do love to appreciate perfection and I think I just did but coming back here I am comfortable with my slip shod methods.

      After my nice break I went to Home Depot and found some natural grey grout already mixed and I will fill in the cracks so no one will ever know I strayed away from a complete job.  It wasnt my fault but it did happen on my watch so I take it seriously.  Hillary said things should have been different at Bengazi and she did the best she could but four people died.  It happens.

       

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 30, 2016 at 6:35am

Doing the best we can with what we've got.   That's the definition of humanity.  R&L ;-)

Comment by Sheila Reep on June 30, 2016 at 8:07am

There are no mistakes is my creedo.  Looks great!

Comment by koshersalaami on June 30, 2016 at 9:01am

Cool
An artistic decision

Comment by Ron Powell on June 30, 2016 at 9:28am
Improvisational creativity can make no mistake.
Comment by Zanelle on June 30, 2016 at 11:15am

No mistakes but some miscalculations...it just happens.  I am now putting sealant around the bottom of the mosaic where it meets the tub.   The caulking gun is old and the caulk is old and i am old and I had to do it all by banging it hard and then smoothing it out with my finger and then throwing the whole gun and caulk into the garbage while I was muttering to myself that a man must have invented that infernal contraption called a caulking gun.  sigh.....it is done tho.  geez.  I bought gray premixed grout and will put it on next.  It is still fun to see it all come out ok but what a hassle.  Nothing is easy in life.  Nothing

Comment by Rosigami on June 30, 2016 at 12:29pm

I do love hearing about your process and seeing your work. The tile is unique, creative, and intensely personal. I hope you enjoy it every time you look at it! It's a wonderful accomllishment. (some parts of art are really tedious, aren't they? But the end justifies the means)

Comment by Zanelle on June 30, 2016 at 12:32pm

done!

Comment by Rosigami on June 30, 2016 at 12:33pm
Yay!
Comment by nerd cred on June 30, 2016 at 1:37pm

Beautiful. With things like that I worry about cleaning - like in the shower cleaning soap scrum off it. I suppose if you stay ahead of it - I know so little about cleaning regularly.

But it's still gorgeous. 

Comment by nerd cred on June 30, 2016 at 1:38pm

Exploding rAinbow? 

Exploding sky behind the rainbow? 

As I scrolled up the page I swear I saw explosions of some kind!

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