I have never made a mosaic, or even tiled ever in my whole life. I still haven't. Ha Ha......I watched videos, and read on the how-to.....and then instructed others. It was a fun, slightly stressfull process, and very rewarding. And after it was all said and done, I can clearly see God's hand all over it. It was a great experience to listen, hear and act on what God was saying. My husband was gracious enough to plot out his image on graph paper so it could be translated into mosaic.....much like color by number. I also gave him the task of......... we need something to hold this, and how will they be attached.....with a huff....he went to work on construction plans.
All this was completed a few days before I left on a 2 week vacation for California. I was a tiny bit scared when I left just because it turned into a giant project with a lot of details and I was terrified I had forgotten something which I probably did. Somehow the folks at VCC pulled it off as they always do with large insane projects. Because of being gone for 2 weeks, and my work schedule there was no way for me to be at SOS during the day and to be involved in the process.
So for those of you who weren't there basically 200 kids per day went through the onsite experience there were several stations. The mosaic was one station. In small groups throughout the day they'd have talking points and then they'd creat a 12x12 section of the mosaic.....not knowing what the big picture would be, only what their section was. The last station was a worship type experience where the big picture was put together so they could see.
I was amazed, and happy they pulled it off. Big thanks to a ton of people. I know it was a lot of work. They turned out to be the exact image God put in my head. Great job to the 800 teens who didn't even know what they were creating, and allowing God to use them to make some super awesome God Art!!!
Also a big thanks to Carolyn for pulling it all together when I left. And the onsite team for pushing me to do this, it was a lot of fun. Oh and thanks to my work place for tolerating my long lunches every week for several weeks.