Mexico Inspiration

 

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Although Momma and Daddy Guru have been very busy with their recent move to Oklahoma and the birth of their little Baby Guru, they are now ready to get busy making tiles. Daddy Guru built a clay table for the garage with an attached slab roller and now they are working on rolling out the dough!

For Momma Guru’s first project she decided to use one of her Mexico inspired drawings. Mama Guru was recently turned onto water melon margaritas (see recipe below)

Mama Guru Watermelon Margarita Recipe:

  • 4 1/2 cups seedless watermelon cut into rough 1 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 1/2 pounds cubed fruit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) fresh juice from 5 to 6 limes
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) silver tequila (100 agave)

 

Directions

  1. Add watermelon, salt, lime juice, St. Germain, and tequila to a blender. Puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher, using the bottom of a ladle or a rubber spatula to press liquid through strainer.

    Mixture can be served immediately or sealed and chilled for up to five hours in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, fill three serving glasses with ice, re-stir mixture, and and divide evenly between glasses. Serve immediately.

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tiles with underglaze

After rolling out a slab Mama Guru traced her design on a piece of plastic, and then transferred it to her tiles. She then cut into areas to make the tiles look more 3-D. Above you see the tiles painted with underglaze.

Daddy Guru decided to create a large tile mural that is inspired by the mountain in San Carlos which called the Tetas de Cabra, or Goats Teats. The Tetas is a symbol of San Carlos, Sonora Mexico as it reaches 200 meters from sea level. Both the Yaqui and Seri Indians considered the mountain to be sacred.   The Indians believed that the mountains held  mystical powers for the spirits of warriors that so valiantly defended its shores.

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San Carlos drawing

large tiles

As you can see Daddy Guru has a big project ahead of him. He began by enlarging his design by drawing it on a large plastic table cloth. He is now busy rolling out slabs and cutting the individual pieces. Have you done many tile projects?  Please leave comments below.

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Here is the finished tile mural I think it turned out nicely! Daddy Guru is truly a Guru 🙂

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