The creative muse enjoyed the break as it often takes a lot out of us both to make detailed mosaics. My brain stays well toasted after working on more than one mosaic as I have this time. But now I'm ready to get back to work!
Before the snow arrived, I made a mosaic for my daughter and son-in-law. Entitled "Wedding Day", it's waiting for grout. This is one reason I've been needing rest ... this was a challenge to create.
Here's the original photo taken by the wedding photographer on their special day in 2012 that inspired to mosaic.
And here is my mosaic, not yet grouted.
|Wedding Day - 10 x 10 inch|
|Wedding Day - using Stained Glass, Broken China, Mirror|
My Grandson and I were talking this morning about making the gifts we were supposed to work on last week. We need to make key chains for his teachers, bus drivers and his great-grandparents. I think I'll get everything ready after he gets home from school today and we'll make them. I'll share photos when they are finished.
My son-in-law (the one shown above) has a birthday on Christmas, poor thing, so I always try to make him a birthday present in addition to a holiday gift. This year I've been stumped as to what to make for him until I remembered they went to Hawaii for their honeymoon and he might like a glass-on-glass beach scene trivet. I'm going to use that as my motivation and go for it later today.
I've got a few people to make gifts for yet before I can rest the muse again but I am positive I'll have most if not all finished by the time we gather together for holiday gift giving. Nothing compares to giving a handmade gift. I love to give them and I love to receive them!
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