I'm linking today with Mary at
for Mosaic Monday.
My mosaic for this week is my midterm project
for my Photoshop class last winter quarter.
We had to pick a "big idea" and create a
mosaic with internet pictures to reflect our choice.
The "big idea" I chose was emotions.
We started with 40 different pictures put together in
mosaic form to represent that idea.
I no longer have a copy of the first stage of the
project, but step two was to start using the
techniques we were learning in class to blend the
pictures together. Here is
my mosaic for step two.
The mosaic represents the specific emotion of deep
sorrow and depression, as I'm sure you can tell.
My daughter was going through a very dark time in
her life and the pictures I chose
represent her suffering and deep despair.
I was very pleased with my work and how it was
progressing, but my teacher was not as pleased with it
as I was. He prodded me to take it a step further
by blending the photos even more. I was
reluctant to tamper with what I thought was a finished
work, but for a better
grade, I kept working on it.
Here is my finished work.
I will be forever grateful that he did not let me
settle with step two, because I love how
the finished project turned out.