Friday, December 2, 2016

Merikay saw these in Australia

Outside her airbnb in Sydney, Australia and public urinal and shower. Nice!

Merikay added:

Our response!!
Marcia: good way to be distracted...
Jerry Ledbetter: look at the floor! Is that floor really wet??

Kate saw these

At Anne Dillon's house in KCMO. These steps go to the second floor in their home.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

BB writes: In my continuing quest to write legible words in mosaics I have ordered a clay alphabet form.

Should work. You could put concrete or rock hard water putty in it maybe. Would sculpy baked be waterproof?

I think sculpy, when baked correctly is considered waterproof. We have some kid-art sculpy that has seemed to become brittle over the years and a little more dull. But looking at the wisdom on the internet, I guess the problem is that it was not baked long enough or at a high enough temp. (The opposite of what I thought.) I also thought that a sealer would have helped slow this aging, but I haven’t found anything to back that theory either.
Here is one site with info:
There are probably many more.
Looks like a fun mold!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BB starts a mosaic club

tips from sept 15 meeting:


We decided to meet once a month from 4-6 om Thursday. Last Thursday of the month. Sept 27,  Oct 27. Time more amenable to cocktail hour.

Discussion today

Lois has made a large ball out of a 15" ball covered with Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth from Michaels.

Barbara is having trouble getting the artichoke to stick to the top of McCrary's trophy. She is going to try James's favorite sculpting medium Durham Rock Hard Water Putty which she bought at Cottin's. We shall see if it sticks.

Deb talked to Lisa the new manager at the League who has a box of shards for us. When it's full it's $2. Barbara talked to her today and she said it wasn't full yet. Lisa said she has done mosaics. She's an artist and was an antique dealer. Very nice person.

Any other notes.

Topic- sculptural mediums. Has anybody ever incorporated fimo clay into a mosaic.

That Durham Rock Hard Water putty worked well to glue the artichoke to the trophy. You can sculpt with that too.

See ball attached with no grout that I see. I saw it on Julie Silbers facebook page.