Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Baptism of Christ

The mosaic is progressing a lot faster than I thought it was going to. Here are some pictures of the work so far.

Now, I have to admit that I have not been as diligent with my homework as I should have been, and this has largely contributed to the speed at which the mosaic has gone up. But, working on the mosaic has been cathartic, and I need really need some kind of creative expression that I can lose myself in right now. Life has been... unexpectedly difficult of late. I've found it really hard to focus on classwork lately, and I've even had to drop one class because of this. I'll be able to focus more on myself this semester, which is important for me to do at this point in my life. I don't know yet where my life is going, but that's okay.

I talked to a counselor for the first time in my life. I don't have anything against counseling, but I've never felt that I've needed it. It was good though, because I realized I was trying to rush through this period of mourning and reflection. So, I will not try to cram my schedule full of things that help me to avoid periods of quiet thought. Instead, the work on the mosaic will continue.

The tile glue has to cure for a day or so, and then I can grout it! I'll put up a before and after picture once the grout is on!


  1. Dude, that is awesome! I love it!!!

  2. I went through a similar period my 1st year, 2nd semester at SFTS. It was really hard to deal with everything that was happening. Everyone there was wonderful and loving. I hope you are experienceing the same. Know that you are in my prayers. xox Virginia

  3. PS Your mosaic is beautiful. How big is it?

  4. Thank you! It's About 3 three and a half feet tall and will eventually go along the entire back wall of Holy Grounds. You and Annie should stop by and see it some time!

  5. you're amazing. in holy grounds??
    i have some random extra mosaic pieces and a jar of grout. want them? i will not make anything nearly this beautiful if i keep them.

  6. Are they glass or ceramic? If so, I would love to use them!!! XD