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Monday, January 25, 2010

Mosaic Monday! & Get Your Craft On: A Vision Blog

Over a year ago I started a Vision Blog. This is a personal blog that I did for myself. I thought of the idea while reading The Secret. In The Secret it is suggested that you make a vision board, which is a bulletin board of picture representing the way you envision your life. You should place this board someplace where you will see it everyday. Visualization is key in turning your dreams into reality.

Doing a vision board and blog is fun and easy. Here is a mosaic that I made of some of the pictures found on my vision blog. I printed out this mosaic and tacked it to my vision board, which hangs next to my bed. When you've achieved a vision replace it with a new one.

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As you can see, one of my vision was to do a mosaic. I'm happy to say this vision has become a reality. The mosaic below shows some of the steps to making this simple mosaic address plate, which now proudly hangs above my garage door!

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Materials:
Wood Plaque ,ceramic tiles and plate, gloves, hammer, old towel, snipers, mosaic tile glue (at craft store), sanded grout, sponge

Process :
1. Paint plaque desired color. 2. Print out enlarged numbers in desired font. 3. Transfer numbers to plaque using chalk method (rub back of paper with chalk, place paper chalkside down on plaque, trace over numbers with pencil. Chalk will transfer onto plaque). 4. Break up plate and tiles into smaller pieces.(Place tiles on hard surface, I used my garage floor, cover with old towel, and smash. 5. Gather broken pieces. Begin gluing pieces in numbers first. Use snipers to shape pieces if necessary. 6. Next glue pieces to perimeter of plaque. Begin filling in the rest. 7. mix grout in small plastic container(following directions on package). Spread grout over tiles. Wipe excess grout off tiles. 8. Allow to dry. I also applies grout sealer for added protection.
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I have also achieve some other vision from my vision blog. I will share them in the coming weeks. I will also share more about my thoughts on The Secret. I think I need it back in my life.

One vision, the very fit body, has yet to be achieved. Maybe today will be the day that I start on that vision:)

See more wonderful mosaics at Little Red House!

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14 comments:

Amy said...

Great visions to come... Have a great Monday..

~ Kathy ~ said...

Great postand mosaic!! I love the mosaic you made!How cool!

Teddy Started It said...

Congratulations on meeting a goal. I like your idea of a vision blog - that lets you access it whenever/wherever you want. Great idea. I need another blog like I need another hole in my head, but I think I'm gonna do it:D

Happy Monday!

Dishesdone said...

Excellent! Neat idea for the visions! and I love your mosaic and your mosaic :)

GardenofDaisies said...

I Love your house number mosaic! And your idea of keeping your goals right where you can see them is a great idea.

Loui said...

Thanks for stopping by my place..
and inviting me over to yours..
I am copying your idea..
I NEED A VISUAL VISION BOARD
to guide me on my journey to achievement of goals..
both personal and real!
thanks again..
I will be back!!
warm hugs,
laughing smiles..
Loui♥

Kristin said...

That is a gorgeous vision board. Love the glass tile!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful idea, I have read the secret and found it so interesting, I also got a copy for all my friends. your mosaic number plate is gorgeous and your vision board and mosaics are neat. congrats. Kathy.

Debbie said...

I love it, I personally would have left it all a six pack of abs for me...I am working on it:) Thanks for the inspiration! Debbie

Rene said...

Your blog is lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol said...

Good for you! Your house number mosaic turned out great! love your inspiration photos..all that gorgeous glass tile!

Sonia said...

I totally love LOVE love this! Great idea to brighten up a dull corner..
One question though..I didn't understand what grout is, and whats the purpose of applying it..I live in India so we don't have 'grout' in any craft store..Please help, can I use any other substitute?

creativejewishmom.com said...

Very nice! I've got boxes of broken dishes waiting for a project....
Please come to my blog linking party
"craft-schooling Sunday" starting Sat. night hope to see you there!
http://www.creativejewishmom.com

Cheryl G. said...

I LOVE mosaics and I LOVE the numbers!
Wow!