Mosaic artists have covered a lot of different objects in their tile work, right? But I’ve always heard you should never mosaic tile a sink. I got this design idea from all of the pictures of watercolor quilts I’d been admiring. I knew I’d never get one of the quilts made, so this took its place. This sink was old and damaged, so I decided to give the mosaic a try. If it didn’t work out, no big deal, because the sink would have to be replaced anyway. After nearly finishing the project, I realized I’d used unsanded grout when I should have used sanded. So I tore the mosaic off and redid it with sanded grout. That was about 12 years ago. Today was the first ‘major’ repair. I replaced a little tile that popped out of place. Is it good for another 12 years? We’ll see.
To clean it I use spray liquid cleaner, baking soda, and a brush, then pat it dry with a terry cloth.
For Janathon, I did my mile run and 15 minutes of yoga, focusing on Achilles stretches. The ankle is still tender when I take my first few running steps. Then it loosens up and all is good. Weather is getting back to normal January temperatures, thank goodness. The polar vortex has moved on.