When I was helping out in a friends craft shop, I ordered a gorgeous ceramic tile of two POSSUMS. I'm a big fan of the Possum, I think they are furry and cute. However, if you ask others who have them destroy their veggie gardens or pot plants, then run over their house rooves all night long - with what sounds like army boots on - they will tell you that they hate them. I have only encountered them in nature ..... and I'm a fan. I've been known to tempt them to come close with fruit and vegetables as my bribery - here is one which came the closest while hubs and I were touring Tasmania. He/she even rested its paws on my leg!
Thanks for the memories - Tassie Friend!
I'll always remember another little possum sleeping on the window sill of the ladies' shower/toilet block in our caravan park in Hervey Bay, Queensland. It slept all day, and put a huge smile on the faces of ladies using the facilities throughout the day. Of course, at sunset it was off to source some food and check out the outdoors. I fed that one some banana.
Finished and hanging on the outside wall.
The beginning of the grouting process. I had to wait for a cool day otherwise the grout dries too fast.
Your grout must be toothpaste consistency then you squoosh it inbetween all the tiles with a worn sponge.
When it is all squooshed in, you wait a bit, then start to use a damp sponge to clean the surface off.
Hello Possum. My ceramics friend Sandy makes and fires the gum leaves, gum nuts, and yellow rounds for the wattles too. A great time saver instead of cutting them out by hand from tiles!
This project has taken me over 6 months to complete, at a very leisurely pace.
This wall faces our hillside views and the entrance to the gazebo. This is often where I will sit with my first coffee of the day with my mini schnauzer on her outdoor bed to my left.
The mosaic table was my very FIRST mosaic project I made while taking classes.