That is how I spent my Sunday, at a mosaic workshop in Stamford, CT.
I learned some great techniques and got the name of some materials to use. I am definitely glad I went, but
one of the hardest parts for me was to be concentrating on one task for many hours straight. I am the type of person that gravitates from task to task. I also like to see results quickly, so it was such an exercise in focus and patience!
I didn’t even stop for lunch because I wanted to just get the project finished. Quitting was not an option, so finishing it as fast as I could was. Perhaps that means that mosaics are not the craft for me, but I like to believe that it just means that I need to learn how to slow down and how to be more focused. I also think that focus and talent are 2 different things.
and here is the final product:
My mom collects owls so I will be surprising her with this masterpiece (for some reason I can’t correct the orientation of the picture)
Of course right now I can think of many things that I could have done better, but still I am very proud of my owls!