Today I wanted to share my most favorite of all of my creations. Several years ago, before I got interested in fixing up old furniture and other junk, I decided I really wanted to create a mosaic.
I did a little research and then got started and this is what I ended up with.
Pretty ambitious for a beginner but I like to go big. (Now, I have to say this was not an original design – it is based on a mosaic I loved that I saw online.) This mosaic is around two feet by three feet and was created using vitreous glass tiles. Here is a close up that shows the shading on the tree trunk.
I have to tell you, this thing took me months to complete. But I really enjoyed the process. It was kind of like putting together a really beautiful jigsaw puzzle.
A year or two later, I decided it was time to create another. This time I came up with my own design based on a photograph I found of Big Sky Country.
This mosaic was created using various types of stained glass. I especially like the mirrored glass incorporated into the water at the bottom.
For some reason, these gems have been hidden away in rooms we don't really use. But I decided that was crazy. So the Big Sky mosaic became part of my newly styled bookcases and the Tree mosaic recently came out of storage to preside over the mantle.
These might not be the typical DIY project I share here at Lovely Etc. But I wanted to share them because I really love them. And because making these taught me that if you really want to try something new, go for it. Figure out how to do it and get started already! You might just find a new passion.
What have you been secretly wishing you knew how to do? Painting? Photography? Furniture building? I definitely want to try reupholstering some chairs, but I gotta tell you - I'm kind of scared.
I am linking this post up at Serenity Now, A Diamond in the Stuff, Not Just a Housewife, Sweet Little Gals, Southern Lovely, Shabby Creek Cottage, The 36th Avenue, Crafty Scrappy Happy.