Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunbaking Lizard



A few months ago I had been bitten by the creative bug (LOL) and after I'd been to one of the Steiner School open days, I quite liked how the school had mosaic spheres around the place in the gardens - some poking out of the bushes.
The battery in my camera died so I didn't get any pictures but it inspired me to do something outside of Katie's class room. I wanted to keep with the bush surrounding of the school. Outside of the classroom I would often see skinks (little lizards ) sunning themselves on the rocks, catching the morsels of the kids lunches that get dropped. I got approval from Katie's teacher, so I did a lizard sunning itsself on the rock.

....... and there it sat for nearly two months waiting to be grouted.

I was embarrassed. If it wasn't for wet weather, sick kids, sick inlaws and not having my driving licence, what should have taken maybe a few days became a bloody saga.

Yes, I finally got it grouted but I lost a few little tiles on the face and front leg. The right leg only has 3 claws which really annoys me every time I look at it. By the time I got up there to grout it, I forgot to bring up the spare tiles and glue. Also, I didn't have the petrol for a 40km round trip to go back and get it. It had to be done that day as we had the school fare the next weekend. I could only get it done on the weekends. It was too hard during the week as I need someone to watch the kids but it got done, finally. I was amazed that the rose quartz stay on.

It puts a smile on my face seeing the children touching and playing around it.

15 comments:

sarah p said...

Wow, that's beautiful!!

Amber said...

Oh that looks beautiful.What a wonderful idea.
xx

Kukka-75 said...

Amazing, it looks really great!

hippymummy said...

It looks great!

Toria said...

That looks wonderful.

karenjane said...

ooh, i love it! ivealways wanted to do a mosaic so this has realy got me inspired. i love that its on a rock, did you have to do anything to prepare the rock first? thanks for sharing this:)

denise said...

wow - that is awesome!

RunninL8 said...

WOW!! That is BEAUTIFUL. How did ya do it? Is it from a kit?

Stacy said...

no one will notice the missing tiles - it looks great!

Julie said...

Great Lizard - beautiful place for it - I tagged you hope you don't mind - join in if you like :)

Nicole said...

it looks awesome, i have been collecting old plates for a while now to do some mosaicing, i like the look of them better than tiles, its just hard to find the colours you want.

Yarrow said...

I love this! I want to do one in my garden. Lovely.

Leanne said...

This is awesome....nice one! I love it on the rock. You've just inspired me to get moving and finish my pieces. I love mosaic and your lizard is just wonderful.

herhimnbryn said...

S'lovely lizard.

Lynne said...

Fantastic work, Anne.