I did it!

I did it!

I finally finished my part of the mosaic. We started planning this project in January – almost six months ago, and there are still some small things to do.

It was a difficult time. Soon I recognized making a mosaic isn’t my favorite thing to do. I have almost no control over how the glass breaks. And I like having control. This doesn’t match.

There were times when I just wanted to give up. My life is hard enough as it is, I don’t need this on top of everything, or do I? Wouldn’t it be better to focus on the nice aspects of life and save my energy? Another member of he group quit after a few months, and this made me want to throw in the towel as well.

And still. I want to finish what I start. In the past, I often didn’t know when to stop. This lead to lots of frustration, and I try to learn from that and avoid it.

I was so afraid to repeat mistakes of the past, that I almost made a new mistake in the present. I wrote here about how the mosaic became fun, once I let go of my perfectionism.

I learned from that I should be careful when it comes to these kinds of decisions. Sometimes you just need to give things an opportunity to get better after they start poorly.

12 thoughts on “I did it!

  1. WOW! Very impurressive handcraft, Viola and what a great lesson you have learned. That’s a two in one if you ask me😸 We understand how much patience is needed with these kind of handcrafts, Granny has made one with gemstones (fakies 😉 well…she has put up the head and body, actually three gems and that was about half a year ago…MOL…not of wanting to be purrfect, but because the gems are so small 😀 COOL Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

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  2. Very funky! I’m glad you persevered; you should be proud, something like this would be insanely frustrating for me, both in terms of lack of control and perfectionist tendencies. xx

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