Day 237 – Spring Equinox

Yesterday I spent most of the day working on some big mosaics that I’ve been trying hard to complete.  I was having a great time but my daily mosaic kept nagging at me.  I wasn’t seeing an image for it though.  I was scheduled to go to a spring equinox workshop in the evening and I decided instead of forcing the daily mosaic I would create it when I got home from the workshop.  I knew it would be late but it felt right.

  Well, within the first 15 minutes of the workshop I had the image for my daily mosaic! We were talking about the spring equinox as a balance point gestating and sprouting.  I quickly drew what I was seeing.  The bottom part of the design represents the winter when we’re still, planning what we want to bring forward.  The top half is the growth of spring.

Mosaic project day 237a

I started working on it as soon as I got home.  I started with the center swirl using beads.  Well, it’s not easy to manipulate a string of beads and have them stay in a tight curve.  I decided to put a weight on them and let the glue dry before I continued.  For some reason the glue decided to dry very, very slowly.  I ended up completing the mosaic with the weights still on the beaded part.  I couldn’t take a picture of it that way so I decided to go to sleep and let it dry over night.  The glue is still not dry in some places but at least the beads are now staying in place.  I guess grouting will have to be done late today.

Mosaic project day 237

This process was a reminder for me that sometimes I just have to let things go and see what happens.  I have to trust that everything will work out.  It always does.

 

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