Monday, February 22, 2010

When In Doubt, Grout

This was my big project for the day. I wanted to take advantage of this gorgeous weather, so my decision was to either work in the garden, or grout a mosaic egg that I finished tiling months ago.

I'm in a finish-all-projects mode, so I went with the egg. The egg is ceramic and my original plan was to put it in the garden. But it was so much work that I'm feeling quite protective about it. I think it will stay in the house until the weather warms up and then The Egg will have a home on the deck where we can see it.

Here's one thing I learned doing mosaics: always keep your mistakes. This means if you try to cut a square and it breaks into a rectangle, don't throw it away. Keep it. You will use it later.

I feel the same way about "failure," or the so-called "bad experience." Don't throw it away, save it. You will use this experience later to your benefit.


Janice said...

Pretty impressive! I think I would keep it on the porch too! How long did it take you to do it? I love it!

Hedy said...

Hi Debra,
Just finished your book. I have just had a double mastectomy and I am getting ready for chemo. Your book is an inspiration to me. So glad you have this blog. I was sad the book is over.
The egg is beautiful. Just like you.