Monday, July 13, 2009

peppers tomatos squash cucumbers

Okay, I have a big announcement - hold on to your hats: The. Mosaics. Are. Finished. No more plates must die! Not only have I cemented my last little sharp piece of mirror onto a concrete block, but my friend Adam is even now over there grouting them so they will look totally fantastic by tomorrow. Let's see, that's three raised beds, each about 12 feet long, 3 feet wide and 2 feet high. This is by far the biggest project I've ever tackled, even in my art school years when I was a super cool action painter (with a materials grant; my GOD those were good years) working on 8 foot paintings stapled up on the wall. Anyway, after a variety of complex calculations that have made me bite my lip and go hmmm, I believe I have covered 180 square feet of concrete block with itty bitty bits of broken plates, tile, mirror and stained glass. Be impressed but remember, I did not do this entirely alone! No, let's also have a shoutout for Adam, Ruby, Jen and Susan, all of whom also worked on the project and another huge shoutout to all the people who stopped by and were sweet and encouraging and brought me plates and tiles and nifty bits of stuff. THANK YOU!! Please do not bring me more plates! I think I am done mosaicing for a while, like, several years!

So, the gardens are done, y'all, and they look amazing AND not only that, they are highly functional. Last night I took cucumber tomato salad and zucchini for grilling over to a party and everything (okay, okay, not the olive oil or the vinegar or the tamari, but all the rest of it) came out of the garden. Tonight we'll be having green beans and more cucumbers and possibly some pattypan squash and within a week, y'all, there will be corn. Summer is awesome.

1 comment:

Edgy Mama said...

Congrats! They look great.