January 4th, 2017
Our designs for the mosaic were finally put into action. We chose three different designs to put on three of the benches. To start off we had to sand down all the dirt from the cement benches to make it easier to stick on the ceramic pieces. We drew the designs on the benches using chalk. One design consists of a dove and the words ''Peace'' and ''Paz'' on either side of the dove. The other says, ''No hoy Camino para la Paz. La Paz es el Camino'' which means ''There is no way to peace. Peace is the way''. On the third bench there is a design of circles on the bench. Once that was complete we broke the ceramic tiles and placed them on the benches. We only placed the white tiles for the dove and letters. The tiles we have are white and different shades of brown. More of the community came today that were interested in our project. Many mentioned how grateful they are for the work we are doing. Children would walk around in curiosity. A little boy was on a small bike and his parents told him to say thank you. Two little girls who are sisters came up to watch us while also helping us place the tiles on the benches. They were very excited and eager to help. They came the previous days as well watching us and interested in what we were doing. Tomorrow we will continue filling in the designs with the colored tiles with the help of the local community. It's great to see the community coming together to help. They are all very impressed by our work because no one has been investing into the park for a long time.