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  Before & After

  Library wall before mural   Library wall after mural   Library wall after mural—a closer look
  Making Tiles        
  Pat Welsh making tiles   Hans Tegebo grinding molds (L), volunteer (R) pressing mold   Betsy Schulz touching up tiles pulled from molds
  Creating template & transferring the wall
  Betsy Schulz placing tiles, bricks and stones on the template   Pat (L) & Betsy (R) drawing from the template on the wall   Drawing from the template on the wall
  Applying & using supports on the first tiles
  Betsy mixing thinset for the application   Matt & Dean Johnson applying the first tiles to the wall   Volunteer cleaning thinset off tiles
  Community volunteers made the wall a reality
  Jeff from the Del Mar TV Foundation filming the documentary   Judy Burks, volunteer, cleaning as she works   Over 80 volunteers helped work on the wall
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  We involved children of all ages
  Pat teaching a child how to apply a rock   Everyone was excited to help   Chad, 11, having fun working at the wall
  Grouting & cleaning the wall
  Betsy & volunteers grouting the wall   Tensia grouting bricks in the wall   Cleaning the grout off the surface
  Dean sealing, making volunteer tiles & placing the donor fish
  Dean Johnson sealing the wall   Pat Welsh making signature tiles with Laird Plumleigh   Dean (T), Christy (R) & Denise (L) working on donor fish wall*
  *Donor walls with large garibaldi fishes ($500 and up) and smaller garibaldi fishes ($250). Names on the fishes memorialize people and families who donated funds for construction of the mural or beloved family and friends.
  Partners in the details
  Partners, Betsy Schulz (L) & Pat Welsh (R)   Mosaic tile pieces donated from Laird Plumleigh's bone yard   Gears from a local water works company
  Details in the overall design
  Many of the items for the wall were from Del Mar residents   Yes it really is a piece of the Berlin wall   Local ceramic artist, Nikki Moore, made custom tile fish for the wall

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