March Marathon

Carefully taping off area that does not get grouted in gray. (Grouting some trousers.)

Carefully taping off area that does not get grouted in gray. (Grouting some trousers.)

Cutting tiles for bread before the rain pours down.

Cutting tiles for bread before the rain pours down.

Filling in gazillions of people for the crowd scene.

Filling in gazillions of people for the crowd scene.

Checking the details.

Checking the details.

Austin Mosaic Guild members show up every time.

Austin Mosaic Guild members show up every time.

Yup, the boy is holding tuna cans and a bag of bread.

Yup, the boy is holding tuna cans and a bag of bread.

Randal's art group shows up to take the next shift.

Randal’s art group shows up to take the next shift.

Here is where we were with Jesus, the disciples, and the crowd.

Here is where we were with Jesus, the disciples, and the crowd.

Randal's group getting started on Panel 4.

Randal’s group getting started on Panel 4.

Working the boy's face.

Working the boy’s face.

Typical- there's the supervisor taking pictures.

Typical- there’s the supervisor taking pictures.

Jesus says, "You feed them."

Jesus says, “You feed them.”

You always know where Jesus is in these panels- he's wearing the orange high-tops.

You always know where Jesus is in these panels- he’s wearing the orange high-tops.

Working and re-working the boy's face.

Working and re-working the boy’s face.

Yes, the family came to work on the dog- Emmett Williams was the model.

Yes, the family came to work on the dog- Emmett Williams was the model.

Working on Emmett and some grass at the bottom of Panel 5.

Working on Emmett and some grass at the bottom of Panel 5.

It takes just as long to shape a piece that is ¼" across as it does to shape a piece that is 4" across.

It takes just as long to shape a piece that is ¼” across as it does to shape a piece that is 4″ across.

Odd pieces get glued on top and held in place with tape.

Odd pieces get glued on top and held in place with tape.

The perfectionists at work on black outline.

The perfectionists at work on black outline.

This woman knows how to cut circles!

This woman knows how to cut circles!

The crowd is closing in.

The crowd is closing in.

Tracing more figures onto Panel 5.

Tracing more figures onto Panel 5.

Arranging and re-arranging people in the crowd.

Arranging and re-arranging people in the crowd.

Grass and shadow.

Grass and shadow.

Working on the dog.

Working on the dog.

Lots of people added to the crowd in sixteen hours of work.

Lots of people added to the crowd in sixteen hours of work.

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