I’ve found that lately I’ve been starting to plan my mosaics more. Being the organized geek I am, I started a little scrapbook of clippings from magazines, postcards, etc. that could serve as future inspiration for designs…and I’ve been using it. Now, that’s not to say I plan where each and every piece is going to go – these plans simply give me a sketchy roadmap of how I’d like the project to take shape, but I still take the odd detour or scenic route here and there and let the glass guide me as much as possible. While I like the results – I think they do look a bit more thoughtful and clean – sometimes I miss just getting lost in the colours and shapes. So that’s what this little project was: a return to the kind of mosaic where the glass is in charge and I kind of go on auto-pilot.