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How creating a mosaic is like (and unlike) a jigsaw puzzle

My daughter came into my studio one day while I was working and said something that really stuck with me.  She told me that creating a mosaic is similar to doing a jigsaw puzzle, except with mosaics there are infinite choices.  That made a lot of sense to me.  Often, I have to sort through many pieces of glass until I find just the right one.  It takes a lot of patience and can be frustrating, but it’s worth it.  I realized the wisdom in her words, as they not only apply to my art, but to life as well.  Our lives are a puzzle composed of many choices and decisions made along the way.  If we’re lucky, these choices join to make something beautiful, but in truth, we really don’t know how it will turn out until all the pieces are in place.

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