Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Our Tile Masterpieces

It is a wonderful feeling knowing that we are leaving a part of our creativeness behind for so many to enjoy. This work we left behind will be appreciated for such a long time because tile lasts forever.

The design in the bathroom and shower area was mostly Jerry’s idea and all the work was his. The owner’s son, Jake who is the manager showed us what he had for tile and allowed us to create this masterpiece. Working here has been such a delight, the management as well as the Workampers have been marvelous. Even though it is hard work, Jerry finds this the most appealing of all work he does. He is able to be creative and the finished product is always such a great sight that it fills his palate with joy.

As for my contribution, check out the Mosaic piece, it’s my Zen, another of my passions, I love watching a piece come to life just by piecing it all together like a jigsaw puzzle. That is the trick to a great mosaic, you must treat it like a puzzle, every piece has it’s destination where it fits. Your task is to find those pieces by first breaking tiles into smaller workable pieces and laying them out and fitting them. This shower pole is special because all of the tile used was actual tile that had been used throughout the resort. Jake did do the initial drawing of the lizard since drawing is artistically challenging for me and I have not yet worked on overcoming that dilemma.

Many people have called us artists and I do believe that is rightfully so because when we are finished, we leave behind a work of art.

Here are just a few of our photos of the finished creation. There are more photos to view at http://hittheroadjack.shutterfly.com/action/ of the before, during and more of the after shots. Also, send us an email if you would like us to create something for you too!