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Garden Step Mosaic

This week's Photohunt theme is Memorial. Okay, I have to admit - I was not inspired to play this weekend. But I had a last minute inspiration.

I had wanted to do a mosaic garden stepping stone for a while. I am not very creative so I decided to purchase a kit. I found a kit that was a large square step which is what I wanted instead of the round type. I liked this kit because it came with stamps to do lettering and had several ideas on the box.

One idea was to do a pet memorial. I mentioned it to my hubby and he really liked the idea of creating memorial plaque for Mina who died in 2007. We decided to do it together as a project. This had its pros and cons. G is very artistic and I knew he would come up with a great design. But it also meant we would have to work together on the project which has not always worked out. We usually disagree with how to do something and end up in an argument.

But one Monday was stormy and rainy. Perfect day to stay at home so we decided to work on the project. We talked it out and it ended up being a great way to spend the day. The box provided glass marbles and a bunch of chips of stained glass. We slowly took the pieces and put them together to make a rather abstract cat. I think we came up with a great design.

Garden Step Mosaic
Laying out the design on a piece of cardboard

Mina
Mina


Comments (20)

YTSL:

A beautiful memorial for a beautiful cat.

What a beautiful work of art! And a great way to remember your furry friend.

My photohunt post:
http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2010/05/memorial.html

oh, what a pretty cat. a sweet way to remember Mina.

I think your design came out great too. Mina was such a beautiful cat - love her sweet face.

Have a nice holiday weekend.

What a wonderful memorial for Mina. I love the way it turned out. Very creative and a great tribute to a loved pet.

Eden:

What a beautiful memorial for a loved one. I agree, the desing looks wonderful!

Eden:

What a beautiful memorial for a loved one. I agree, the design looks wonderful!

You guys did a great job and very fitting. Excellent take on this weeks theme. Thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope I see you again soon.

it's really beautiful! Mina should be happy with it. have a nice weekend!

It came out great!

I wasn't in the mood to do PhotoHunt this week either. I was just going to do a picture of Jack for my 365 day photo project, and ended up with a regular Jack and Jill.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, great photos and a perfect choice for this week's theme. I love the collaborative design that you and G did for Mina's memorial. That's such a beautiful photo of her. Have a wonderful day today.

I love the idea of your tribute to Mina - it turned out so well. No doubt you had fun talking about all of the wonderful things that she didwhile she enriched your lives. Neat

I can relate to the challenges of working on a project with your partner . . . sometimes it goes so much better than others! LOL

I love your design! The abstract cat is terrific, and I especially like the bell and the pawprint.

Mina was a beauty, wasn't she?

Sue:

What a lovely remembrance of your cat. She was a beauty :)

A beautiful memorial to a beautiful cat. Happy weekend

Laura:

I LOVE it! Well done! And what a lovely, lovely Mina.

Such a great tribute to Mina - who is lovely. m

I really love your memorial plaque for Mina. It looks just like her. Great idea!

Mina was a beautiful kitty, and your tribute to her was lovely.

I may follow your lead and do some memorial stones too. Where did you get the kit?

Nancy - definitely do some memorial stones. I got the kit at Jo-ann fabric and crafts store. They had a variety of different styles in the store but were almost out of the square. They should have the round ones which are also online. Also google Milestone mosaic kit and there may be other places to purchase it.

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