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Mosaic Stepping Stones

August 20, 2014

My how time flies. I asked the girls to help me create a mosaic stepping stone path in the summer of 2010 using my left-over glass tile scraps (waste not, want not). They made two, I made none, and here we are in the summer of 2014.

Rachel was keen. She planned her image ahead of time and critiqued it regularly along the way. She created the strawberry stone below. Alex was indifferent and preferred to wing-it as she went. She made the tomato vine stone below. Both methods achieved very nice results. That was then – two down and about ten-ish more to go. Now, four years later, I still have ten-ish more to go.

This summer Alex remained indifferent to the idea. She usually ducked out of sight, iPod in tow, at the mere mention of creating more. Rachel was still keen though. However this time her contribution was conditional that we do it together. It’s a small price to pay in exchange for the joy of spontaneously creating something with another. We followed Alex’s lead by ‘winging it’ in a doodle-like fashion, each taking a turn adding to the design and making it up as we went.

Hot off the stepping stone press is the result of our collaboration below – the heart and rainbow gradation stones. Now I’ve only eight-ish more steps to go.

Mosaic stepping stones, heart and rainbow designs in progress.
Mosaic stepping stones with rainbow gradation design.
Mosaic stepping stones with heart, rainbow gradation, rose and strawberries design.
Mosaic stepping stones with heart, rainbow gradation, rose and strawberries design.

© 2014, Dana Aubrey

 

 

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