Okay – I know that’s a bit of a stretch. Amazing how I can put a spin on something to turn it into something Divine 🙂
But go with me here. I had a huge wall mosaic project in my head for almost three years. I didn’t think about it constantly but when I did, I would come to an engineering/design issue and sometimes the answer would come, and sometimes it wouldn’t. And then sometimes an answer would come, but it didn’t FEEL right.
I’ve been involved in an incredible journey about being BOLD & VISIBLE and owning my voice. It’s no surprise to me that during the 12-week course that has helped me access my deepest truths, that I would be inspired in a way that answered all of the engineering questions AND allowed me to not only start – but to also finish this huge project.
My dining room table was hijacked for the duration of the project. And then I had a few trips planned during hurricane season, so all of the outdoor furniture had to come into the house! UGH!! The clutter definitely helped spur me on.
I made a template out of Christmas wrapping paper for size and placement on the wall.
This shot shows parts of the raw wood and the base of the French cleat hanging system I decided to use on the wall. My original idea was completely different, but I had to rent a table saw to complete the cuts that I wanted. But during this class which really helped clear my thinking, I found the coolest wood company on-line called WOODPECKERS! Haha…what a great name! So, I redesigned the project with already cut to size baltic-birch plywood…and oh boy, did this make my life easier!
Here is the mosaic partially hung. Due to the tightness of the boards and the hanging system, there was only one order in which the separate boards could be hung. The tiles are a mixture of clay and glass. The glass tiles have an aurora borealis coating which catches light and reflects it in rainbow colors…the photographs don’t pick this up very well. (This photo depicts the closest color of the wall, while the photo below shows the background color of the boards best.)
And here is the finished project. There were a couple of things that were NOT PERFECT, but since I have been working on not being a perfectionist, I didn’t allow them to bother me (well…mostly!) 🙂
And here is the last photo for reference so you can see the size…Oh – OKAY – and so you can see how happy I am!!
In closing, there are so many things I could relate to this post, but I think one that really has me thinking is this: I have put so much pressure on myself to put an end to procrastination and to get certain projects done. What if instead of making myself feel bad, which only creates creation paralysis, I leaned into my Sovereignty and trusted that every single project will come to completion at exactly the most perfect time…DIVINE TIMING!?
Something tells me that shifting these ideas is going to have a huge impact on my life…and the life of my creations.
Sending so much love and light to you all. <3