Months of work & 12 hours of grouting, and it's done! The next photo I post will be of it hanging in it's new home, in the atrium of the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.

Measures 5 feet x 7 feet.

A few more detailed shots of some of the creatures:

The process of making this mosaic was months and months in making. First, it was approaching the hospital with my idea, and from there just trying to think like a kid again. - which, frankly, isn't very hard for me. :)  Throughout the design, I asked my kids what they thought of a lot. I knew that I wanted to have a few things for the kids to find... like 15 bumblebees. It was my 5 year old daughter that told me I should make one of them a queen bee though.  My 9 year old son bought the blown glass blue lobster, and asked if he could be listening to the book that the mouse was reading. Every time they made a suggestion, I listened. - because from the start, this was a gift for the kids at hospital. It was never about the parents, or any of the adults walking around. I wanted to create something that would be fun to look at... something that they could study & discover new things in. Like, the fish that's flying through the sky. - he's hard to spot on purpose... he doesn't want to be caught flying.

If anyone has questions about this piece, please feel free to contact me. - even other mosaic artists looking for advice with large pieces.