South Austin Music Sign WIP

silvamaeDecember 16, 2011

Here's what I'm currently working on. All black and white stained glass. I'm waiting on black 'mini' marbles that I ordered from Arctic Girl Mosaics for the black dots on the guitar. I nipped the glass with wheeled nippers except for the straight edges that I cut with a Toyo pistol grip glass cutter and the curved pieces around the edge of the guitar. I ground all the edges with a kitchen sharpener. I will probably have to cut out the fingers of the 'M' with my Taurus ring saw. I will use both black and white grout. The Wedi will be bolted to the original sign.

Here is a link that might be useful: Silva's blog - South Austin Music sign WIP

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nicethyme

I think the andamento, sort of crazy paving you are using is really adding interest and says this is unique work

    Bookmark   December 17, 2011 at 5:00PM
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silvamae

Thank you, nicethyme. My plan is to crazy-pave all the white, and then sort of do the black background in gentle horizontal waves, trying to indicate music. We'll see; I think it will work.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2011 at 6:19PM
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becky_ia

This is going to be a great piece. Love your design and how it is coming together. Will be watching your progress.

becky

    Bookmark   December 18, 2011 at 9:36AM
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silvamae

Thanks, Becky. I have to say, the design isn't mine. The sign was painted long ago on wood and was looking shabby. The owner is familiar with my mosaic work and asked me to mosaic the sign, keeping the same colors and design. I believe the original design was by an artist named Lucky LaRue.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2011 at 1:49PM
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nanatricia

Looking great!!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2011 at 8:38PM
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nicethyme

even with you having to work off the prevous logo... you are putting your unique vision in there! I think "sound waves" will be cool! can't wait to see what you come up with

    Bookmark   December 19, 2011 at 4:22PM
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Calamity_J

Looking AWESOME! You and Lucky LaRue...kinda catchy!!!Kinda makes me wanna breakout in an Janis Joplin tune!

Here is a link that might be useful: Janis Joplin

    Bookmark   December 20, 2011 at 12:18PM
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