One day I was snooping around the new non-fiction section of the Normal Public Library when I ran across a book about crafts that had a relatively easy looking mosaic project in it. I thought I might be able to handle that project. But I didn't check out the book and kind of forgot about it for a while.
A month or so later I was in the library again and decided to go looking for that book. I didn't find it but I did find some books on mosaics for beginners so I checked out two of them. I looked at them and got pretty interested in learning how to make mosaics. I realized I'd have to invest a little money in the materials and tools and I didn't get around to it before I had to return the books. So again...no new tricks.
A month or so after that, I checked the books out again. I looked at them and looked at them and...suddenly they were a week overdue! So I returned them without starting a project.
BUT after looking at these books so long, I had in my mind what I needed and what I wanted to do.
I went to Hobby Lobby. I spent a little money. I came home. I went to the garage and found a piece of material for a base. I went out in the back yard with my tile cutter and my tiles...I found my hands were too weak to cut the durned things!
I recruited The Player to cut my tiles into little tiny pieces. I drew and glued and later figured out the secret to easy tile cutting myself and cut and glued. I finished the gluing yesterday afternoon, and I'm pretty proud of my first effort. BUT now I need some advice Gentle Readers. What color to use for the mortar? (Okay CollageMama I am counting on your trained eye here.) I'm thinking a beige-ish brown. But I am open to suggestions!
Here's my project so far...not bad for an old dog, don't you think?