IMA's Weekly Mosaic Workout Challenge

Institute of Mosaic Art's Weekly Mosaic Workout Challenge. We are challenging ourselves, and whoever wants to join us, to make a mosaic every week from June 6th to November 6th, 2014. 

Let's make better mistakes tomorrow.

Week 10 -  Redux

This week we're hitting the halfway point of the Challenge!  

It was perhaps Week 2 when I first thought "if only I could start over, I would organize this challenge so differently."  As with mosaic, I had many ideas and plans but little experience or time.  What I know so well (though it still frustrates me), is that as with mosaic, the result likely wouldn't match that in my mind's eye the first try, but I had to start with something in order to know what to change.  I may or may not have the opportunity to make this Challenge everything I would like for it to be over the next 10 weeks but maybe we'll do this again and I'll have loads of lessons learned to consult in order to get closer to my ideal.   

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” — George Bernard Shaw

With sometimes quite disparate prompts each week, it can be hard to see how to apply what you learned from one to the next.   This week, you get a "do over."  Your workout consists of revisiting any of the prompts so far.  Choose one you rushed last time, or one where you got halfway through and thought "oh! I should have done it that way instead" but were too far along to change course.  

If you just joined us, or have only been able to do a couple of prompts from the Challenge so far, go ahead and pick one that you haven't done. 

If you loathe the idea of revisiting a single past prompt, or feel you've nailed it every time so far (first of all, congrats), take a note from the quote "If at first you do succeed, try something harder." Pick two of the prompts and mash them together.  Monochromatic home? 3 lemons? 

“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” ― Dale Carnegie

Review:  Prompts so far

1. Found objects

2. Switcheroo 

3. Black and White

4. Monochromatic

5. 3

6. Pattern

7. Home

8. Time trials/Time

9. "When life gives you lemons..."