Day 365 – The End of a Year

the end

This is the official last day of my project.  You may notice that I had to skip a number to get today to come out to-day 365.  For some reason I had a hard time counting during the year.  I looked back and saw that I had the same number twice a while back and I didn’t feel like renumbering.

This has been such a fun project for me.  I wasn’t sure when I started that I would continue for a whole year.  I remember it felt a little daunting on that first day.  Here I am, though.  I am so proud of myself!  Some days I didn’t feel creative but I still had to create something and somehow I did.  Some days I had other things I wanted to do but I found time to make a mosaic even if I had to give up sleep.  I wasn’t perfect and I missed a some days but I know I did the best I could and I didn’t give up.

The mosaics were never as important to me as the process to create them.  It amazed me that every day I thought of some kind of design.  Some days it came easy and other days I had to reach and stretch to find the design but I always came up with something.  I definitely have themes that I go back to all the time.  It’s like comfort food – certain designs always make me feel safe.  I also tried to get out of my comfort zone and try new things.  It was a constant back and forth, stretching and contracting, just like it is in other parts of life.

So now I have a bunch of little 4 inch (about) square mosaics.  I decided that I want to sell them and donate the money to a creative cause.  I haven’t decided exactly what – please let me know if you have ideas.  Within the next month or two I’ll provide more information about how to purchase the mosaic if you’re interested.  In the mean time please look through the last year’s posts and pick out your favorite(s).

Please continue to check my blog out regularly. I plan to continue creating mosaics and I’d love to share them with you and share my creative process.  I hope I can inspire you to rediscover your creativity!

I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from friends and strangers.  It feels so good!

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Day 364 – Grouting Week 52

Week 52, I did it!  This is the last Sunday grouting for this project.  I’m amazed and proud that I completed this project.  Tomorrow is officially the last day.  I’m not sure yet what I’ll post but I want to have an official last day posting.

This week was really fun.  I enjoyed going back to the first week and looking at the mosaics, reading what I wrote about them and remembering what it felt like as I started this year long project.

So here we, go my last six mosaics.  Enjoy!

Monday - Spiral Doodle

Monday – Spiral Doodle

Tuesday - Cloudy Day

Tuesday – Cloudy Day

Wednesday - Cloudy Moon

Wednesday – Cloudy Moon

Thursday - Saturn

Thursday – Saturn

Friday - Turtle

Friday – Turtle

Saturday - Flower Detail

Saturday – Flower Detail

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 363 – Flower Detail

On the first Saturday of my project I created a landscape, my favorite design.  Tonight I decided to do the opposite and create a detail of a flower. 

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Day 361 – Turtle

The first Friday of the project I made an abstract design but I wrote that I thought it looked like a turtle.  So tonight I created a turtle.  First I’ll show you the drawing I did of the turtle.

mosaic project day 361 drawing

And now here’s the mosaic.  I drew his face on because I decided it’s too small to do in mosaics.  I’m going to glue beads on for the eyes after I grout.

mosaic project day 361

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Day 360 – Saturn

I didn’t remember that I was so focused on the sky during the first week of this project.  The first Thursday I created a mosaic of the full moon.  Since I did that last night I thought I would venture out to Saturn tonight.  I love the colors I used.

mosaic project day 360

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Day 359 – Cloudy Moon

The third day of my project I created mountains with clouds.  Tonight as I was driving home I saw a big moon a couple of days past full with clouds drifting across it.  I created my mosaic moon by painting textured, clear glass with silver and yellow metallic paint on the back. 
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Day 358 – Cloudy Day

On day two of my project I created white fluffy clouds in a blue sky.  Tonight I created gray clouds with a little blue sky because it’s been so rainy this week. I love the way there will be dark storm clouds and then when I look just beyond the darkness there’s blue sky.

I’m still not really happy with the way my mosaic clouds look.  I think glass is just too hard for clouds.

mosaic project day 358

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