It was a fast and furious pace to get the mermaid, as she was referred to regularly, finished. In 6 weeks the Wedi board she was created on was complete, including bolting her to Hardie Backer board for more stability, then being bolted to custom made stainless steel frames. I loved working on this project, Coming out to my studio everyday felt like a day in the candy shop. I enjoyed watching her hair and all the movement come to life, then her large backend of her tail and then the end of the tail. But none of it felt like the true life was in it till the water. I knew exactly what glass I would use for the water. It is the perfect glass, irrid and turquoise full of movement just by itself. Then once it is cut up and given even more andamento (movement) it really came to life. It was one of the hardest ones to say goodbye too, and I miss her. She is hung in a perfect spot on the walkway to the front door of a wonderfully decorated home in Santa Barbara. I am so lucky to create mosaic art for a living, and to create for a family that appreciates my work and continues to find space in their homes to hang it. I am the LUCKIEST girl in the world!