Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. Abraham Maslow
My oh my. What changes come about in a single week!
Everywhere, new shapes form. More and more, the gray cement disappears and color blooms. Day by day, the casa grows into its design.
Upstairs, the cement crew builds forgotten shelves and the framework for bathroom vanities. Downstairs, the maestros are in full swing, sometimes taking turns on the same project. While Julian marks out his patterns for the kitchen tile...
We play with different proportions of amarillo (yellow) and cafe. I'm trying to match the soft cocoa color in a line of design in the tiles that will trim the campana. I want the same color in the tile grout and on the campana itself.
I know from all the mixing we've done that the color looks much darker when it's wet, so again it's time to exercise "paciencia" while it dries. I have to say, I've learned a lot about patience (my karmic assignment this time around) while creating this house.
The following day, the grout is dry, and Lupe takes over to apply the colored cement to the campana itself.
Julian has moved into the casita baño and is putting the tile in the shower.
"I'm playing," he replies.
Meanwhile, the plumbing and wiring are coming right along.
We had a few glitches and goofs, the usual delays here and there, and one day when I decided to just go take a walk. But all in all, the process is a delight. This part, the part with colors and people who love their work, makes all the frustrations evaporate.
And in between and all around, we play.
Next week: well, next week I'm in the air, traveling back to Seattle. I hesitate to do it, but given the shortness of my time remaining and the length of my to-do list, I'm going to take a short hiatus from the blog. I'll post again the following Friday, June 18. Don't forget to come back and visit!
Oh, yeah. That cocoa color? I think we got it.I so appreciate all you good and faithful readers! Keep those comments coming.