I Love Public Radio!

Concentrating hard for many hours a day in the studio is made all the more enjoyable by listening to NPR podcasts, such as This American Life, Snap Judgment, RadioLab, On the Media, Medieval Archives, and The Moth.  Here’s ONE I particularly enjoyed today.

My first task this morning was to make sure today’s work will dovetail with yesterday’s mosaic.  Here’s how I do that:

orange mosaic ammonite fossil work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge

Trusty self-healing cutting mat, utility knife, and cut-out mesh section from yesterday’s work.

Orange ammonite fossil mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge

I have laid out the cut section of yesterday’s mosaic onto today’s design.

Orange ammonite fossil mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge

I put the new mesh section under the zig-zags of yesterday’s work and have filled in the openings with tile tesserae.

Now I tape the new design section, the clear plastic, and the fiberglass mesh section to a sturdy board that can rest on my tilting easel.

Orange ammonite fossil mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge

Starting at the bottom, I work up from the little shapes that fit into yesterday’s work. Yes, that’s a cat in my chair.

Orange ammonite fossil mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge

Building tesserae up into the ridges of the ammonite fossil.

Orange ammonite fossil mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge

Progress report #3

Orange ammonite fossil mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge

Building upward using various tile hues and tones to make the ridges of the fossil look 3-dimensional.

Orange ammonite fossil mosaic work-in-progress by Lynn Bridge

Section complete at almost 8 p.m. When the work got too high to work comfortably, I simply flipped my board over on the easel.

I’m sorry to say that I did not go outside in the beautiful spring sunshine once today, but listening to public radio podcasts is good, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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