I "rescued" a bird bath from the curb that had a hole in it. I thought "no problem, I'll mosaic over it and the hole will be covered and it will be prettier."
|Seems small enough to cover|
Lesson 1: in mosaic-ing-or any other any craft project. Have the right materials.
|You should not try breaking pieces with a rolling pin...you'll just dent your rolling pin|
|Quick-drying is not what you want for a mosaic-art takes time!|
Lesson 2: Have a plan.
Mosaics are not usually abstract and if you want it to have some sort of design you need to know and have the pieces ready for that design because your medium is drying while you're thinking, it doesn't stop working just because you do.
|Have the pieces you need ready|
Lesson 3: Sometimes you have to let go.
This was my second (yes second) attempt at doing a mosaic to rescue this bird bath (yes I know my second attempt looks like my nieces did it thank you for your moral support). That's two times that I failed and I have discovered that I was not enjoying it, and it wasn't worth it. I literally was spending more money and time into something than I spent on it (it was free remember!). So this project, we're going to accept defeat...and let it go.
So the moral of this story is yes, even my amazing self fails sometimes (its actually my specialty). So now go forth and FAIL!