|A great article was printed in the Orlando Sentinel|
|Volunteers grouting yellow hearts|
|Laticrete's Permacolor Select grout with custom purple tint!|
|This is the first mural, in Shelton, WA. Laticrete donated materials for this, and I smeared and blended the grout between the hearts. You can see how bright it is. (I still need to finish grouting later this month.)|
One hiccup that has come up is that the Orlando Laticrete rep has urged us to have the paint removed from the wall before applying the hearts. Unfortunately, the quotes for sandblasting are more than we can afford to absorb. We are doing this project without a budget or any financial backing outside of a modest Go Fund Me effort, and while we have raised $3600 of the $5000 goal, we have had other expenses and can't cover the cost of paint removal. Cherie thinks she will have to grind off the paint behind each heart by hand, which will be extremely time consuming. The dedication is scheduled for September 21, so any help we can get with every aspect of the installation would be much appreciated.
If any readers have connections in Orlando and could help us figure out how to get the sandblasting sponsored or super-discounted, it sure would help.
Still, I am flying to Orlando for the dedication on September 21, and it is going to happen! While there, I'll be teaching a workshop on Precision Glass Cutting for Mosaic at Luna Mosaic Arts that weekend, and there are still a few openings, so consider joining us if you are a mosaic artist interested in adding stained glass to your repertoire, or gaining more control of the material.