I got started doing this because I was partially laid off at work and had a little extra time on my hands for the first time in a long long time. Having extra time was great for a day or two. But after I had completed all of my job jar projects and reading the books I had been planning to read for a long time, I decided I need something else to fill my time. I decided to make some art. But what kind of art. I've always enjoyed woodworking, but I just wasn't feeling it. I decided to make some glass tile mosaics. My first piece was rather ambitious. It is 5 feet by 2 feet and contains about 5000 glass tiles. I always say that if you are going to jump in, jump in with both feet.
My first task was to sketch out my project on paper.
|Final Product with the artist.|
And here is the final product. So, if I was starting this new adventure all over again, would I do anything differently? You betcha! First, I would have started with something a lot smaller. I made a few mistakes along the way, but it was a good learning project. I'll be doing a few more of these mosaics and I hope to continue to improve my technique as I go. So, stop by occasionally and see what I am up to.
Check out some of my other mosaic art pieces in my Gallery.