Have You ever noticed that sometimes a series of pictures can make something really hard look so simple that you feel like it is entirely doable? That is how I feel about Ingrid Häußler’s mosaic fish. She shares the steps she took to make it (more than just the four images here) on her website, and somehow, it makes mosaics suddenly seem so satisfyingly accomplishable. (when I am quite sure they are, in fact, aggravatingly hard)
The Making of the Mosaic Fish Art Garden Sculpture
Have you tried a mosaic project for your garden? I have not, and I am not sure I should. When faced with something that requires concentrated craftsmanship to achieve perfection, I tend to melt down in frustration over my lack of unpracticed skill. I’m not particularly patient with myself.
But I love the results of those who can make such a work of art come to life. I can’t tell if Ingrid’s work is done or not — even though I suspect this may still be a work in progress, I kind of like the fish not completely colored in. Do you agree?
Shell Pots with Mosaic Techniques
While the stunning cut glass fish art might be beyond my beginner skills in mosaic making, I also noticed Ingrid’s series of pebble and shell mosiac for planter pots. These, seem much more acheiveable and I think a perfect things to do with all those bags of seashore treasures that the kids and I have collected over the years.
Here is more about Ingrid — if you are a German speaker…it appears she offers classes that might be worth checking into.