It occurred to me that the “big picture” in this work was not coming across.  Spending too much time on details, the long view was not recorded.  My bad.  There is a cluster of cement pots, some pairs, some not,  on either side of the steps that lead down into the pool.  The biggest ones have yucca in them.  There are also azaleas and rosemary.

Looking at this picture, it is amazing how ugly the bare cement is around the pool.

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In the background of this picture is my studio, although most of my work is being done in the barn now. We do clean work:  mat cutting, framing,  etc in this building.  From the pool, you step into a little wooden greenhouse, and then into the studio.

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The yuccas cast the most interesting shadows.  Some planters contain annuals so they are empty for some months of the year.  In the image above, you can see cracking taking place in the area where the pots stand.  As I work, repairs are being done, and tile laid over.  In last year’s work, the repairs have held.  We are not going to move the biggest pot.  Tile will be laid around it.

Also in the picture above you can see the problem that I have set up for myself.  There is already a tile rug (terra cotta and whitish) laid under a square table which is at the very top of this picture.  The area where I am working that is getting browner is going to have to lighten up to connect with the whitish border around the terra cotta rug.  Will be fun to figure out!


So why am I writing instead of laying tile?  Raining outside!