Monday, June 30, 2014

San Pablo or Pablo of Tarsus was in Ingenio this week...

Time swept away another week from our lives and started a new one without any break... Even though today was a "Fiesta" (holiday in Spanish) in my town. I did a quick research about this holy people and that's what I found. I guess everyday you learn something new and suprising :)) "Fiestas de San Pedro and San Pablo" is celebrated since 1882 in Ingenio, Gran Canaria. Pablo of Tarsus, Pablo was originally called San Pablo and Pablo of Tarsus, born between years 5 and 10 d. C., 1 in Tarsus of Cilicia (now south-central Turkey) and probably died between 58 and 67 in Rome, is known as the Apostle of the Gentiles, the Apostle of the nations, or simply the Apostle of Christ. San Pedro (Bethsaida, late first century BC - Rome, June 29, 67.), Also known as Simon Pedro or Cephas; and whose birth name was Shimon bar Jonah, was-according to the New Testament, a fisherman, known as one of the twelve apostles, disciples of Jesus of Nazareth. The Roman Catholic Church identifies through apostolic succession as the first pope of the Church, based, among other arguments, in the words that Jesus spoke: "You are Pedro, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the power Death will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven ".
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I am keep working on the mosaic piece and took few pictures for you to see the process. Last week I worked on the composition idea and prepared the colored sketch with Prisma Color pencils (see pic 1). Later on I prepared the paper (see pic 2) and transferred this small image to the actual size paper (see pic 3). Next step, I put vitreous tiles on the sketch and made color decisions (see pic 4).

Well, once I decided on the color selection then I drew reference colors of these tiles with Prisma Color pencils (see pic 1) and picked the tiles back to their containers. Next step, I wrapped the paper with transparent plastic film and taped the film on the back of wood panel. Right after, I cut the plastic mesh and taped only top and bottom parts to the wood panel (see pc 2). The mosaic was ready to start. I turned the composition upside down and started from the sky (see pic 3). Today I cut fine stripes and glued them on the hair area. Cutting and gluing will take pretty long time...(see pic 4).

While I was working, I was listening "The Essential Chet Atkins - Columbia Years" Chet Atkins as they called him "Mr. Guitar", he was a great finger style guitar player. Without him the Country music may never have crossed over into pop charts in the 50's and 60's. In this album he shows us that he is a bold and tasteful jazz guitarist as well. I am going to share a YouTube clip with you, this lovely song called "Jam Man" by Chet Atkins. Enjoy it! Have a nice week...  

"Jam Man" by Chet Atkins

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