A Day in My World

Not oblivious to South-by-Southwest going on around me, nor oblivious to bad news in the world, such as the Malaysian plane that has disappeared, but very focused on my work here in the studio.  Anyone who works for herself must become resistant to distraction.

Here is my story in photos:

cat perching on top of a shoulder

Sometimes Velvet goes into parakeet mode and perches on my shoulder.

This could qualify as a distraction, but it is brief.  And endearing.  And fuzzy.

cat sitting in chair in the mosaic studio

This is what happens when I stand up.

Not so much a distraction as an inconvenience.  If I hadn’t sprayed catnip onto her cat tower on my work table, she would definitely have slept in my chair all day.

view across sunny hills from my mosaic studio

This morning’s view from my ring saw porch.

Happy vibes from the porch where I’m using my ring saw!

orange tile mosaic in progress by Lynn Bridge of Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

9:38 a.m.- the “stitched together mosaic sections have been removed from the work area, and the new section has been traced from the design and layered onto my easel board. Ring saw work has commenced.

I am pleased with the way this ridge of the fossil design is looking already.

orange tile mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge of Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

10:35 a.m. and this is what an hour of steady work will do!

What was that about the tortoise and the hare?  Slow and steady wins the race?

cyclist on Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge over Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Took an hour’s bike ride around Lady Bird Lake mid-morning. It felt like a vacation with this beautiful weather! Time to shed some winter fat before hot weather descends.

As soon of my bag of wet mortar was used up, we got out the bikes and took off.  I work better when I’ve had some exercise and fresh air- don’t you?

orange mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge of Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

2 pm and the mosaic section is starting to look a bit 3-dimensional.

I love sawing and fitting tiles to make little surprises in the design.

cat asleep in a mosaic studio next to a mosaic work-in-progress

4:20 p.m. and my assistant is napping. In my chair.

orange mosaic wall mural work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge of Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

6:45 pm and the third ridge of the fossil shell is next up on the docket.

Orange mosaic wall mural work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge of Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

8 p.m. I’m out of cement mortar in my little baggie and it’s time to get a shower. Not only do I get mortar stuck all over my skin and clothes, but the tile particles from the saw cover my hair.

I had hoped that in 9 hours of work, I would have completed this section, but I’m only a little more than halfway finished with it.  Oh, well.  The ring saw cannot be hurried.

Here is a sample of what I’ve been listening to while I work.  It is a locally-produced podcast called Two Guys on Your Head.  Two psychologists who explain us to ourselves.  Here is their recent podcast on Creativity.

Time for a Skype call with our west-coast family.  And grandbaby. 🙂