Asymmetry be or not to be...the left and right filling was supposed to be white, but I ran out of white shells. And the store only had blue shells. What could I do but to continue with the blue? It turned out marvelous! Another unplanned turn was the unfinished yellow surface: from the beginning I loved the rich color of the original pot so I decided to leave some surface exposed and randomly add marbles in the crevices.
Not a smooth sailing... Someone (me!) did not clean the pot surface well so the glue did not stick firmly and everything had to be scraped off. I had to start all over. And after finishing I noticed a flaw in design. Oh well. Still one of my favorite mosaics...
Front Yard Jewel... this one came out pretty! The colors pop and the glass shines in the sun. Throughout the process I realized how important the design and color combination was. While grouting, I told the kids this was my type of frosting...but not on a cake.
Oh, no...this project did not survive. I used wood as a base and after a year outside it rotted and all the pretty embellishment fell off. What was I thinking? Using wood substrate for outside mosaic? Live and learn...
It was a fun and easy project, inspired by that colored jacket.
Elaborate planning, not so good result...I spent a lot of time planning the design and colors, and this one became my least favorite piece. It is better to be more flexible and let the design work itself out during the process.
My Helpers: Dorian and Attila, the cat
Dorian is always eager to help. Attila, the cat is also around to check out what is going on. But they both get bored quickly and become passive observers.