My client called me from Texas and said he wanted a polka dotted circle tile backsplash. He gave me the color ideas and I came up with this sample board:
Then we signed a contract and off I go, glazin' dots like I do...
Okay, so they were non-consecutive days. First I got sick, then Sarah got sick...anyway, not important. What matters is the fish. She/he is done and ready to be put on display at the Universal Precast Example Garden. Let me know if you need one for your garden! Yes, they can be any color and yes, they're heavy. They've got a whole school of 'em up there ready to be tiled (nudge nudge, wink wink)!
They asked me to do a rainbow trout. Poof! It's on it's way upstream. Sarah and I were getting a little cocky though after those huge Malibu animals were done. This fish seemed like a one day project. Oops. Not quite.
I've learned the hard way you've got to sign your work or no one will know you did it. My kids liked running from one piece to the next trying to find my name in Legacy Park where I mosaicked eight animal sculptures. I sell alphabet tiles online for those who want to sign their work too! Check out Rebel Tiles.com
Opening Day at Legacy Park, the kids are going nuts for these sculptures! They dart along the trails trying to get to the next one faster than their siblings.
October 2nd, 2010. Malibu Legacy Park was officially opened to the public with a face painting booth, snack table and ceremony. Kids frollicked along the crushed granite pathways to climb on the mosaic animals and get their pictures taken. I'm glad I got the chance to see the animal sculptures in their intended home, installed and ready for visitors! Each sculpture has an informational tile plaque beside it, and a bench seat covered in donor tiles. All of the flat tile work was done by Malibu Ceramic Works. I was honored to meet the owner, Bob Harris, and he gave us a private tour of his facility!