Molly’s sunflower

We finished my daughter’s sunflower stepping stone today. Very cute! Though she’s adamantly told me we are giving this to Grandma… I wanted to keep it because I still don’t have any of her artwork in the garden. I think we’ll do another to fit with the boys’ round stepping stones by the Secret Hideout 🙂

Of course she wanted pink grout. I ought to make up some hot pink grout some day. I’m sure she’d love it! But the dark purple had to do. She wasn’t impressed, as most 3 year old little girls would not be when they don’t get their way. Life’s tough. 😉


We made this with ceramic tile that we had on hand, smashed with a tile hammer. The kids love to do mosaics like this. It’s exciting to break things as a youngster I think (as an adult too…) but also kids like instant gratification and working like this is exactly that.

I love the grout – a product by Custom Building Products. It was leftover of some I bought in the US last year. It is such a wonder to use. So easy to work with. We don’t have it here in Australia, of course. They also come in fantastic colours. The lads at the shop where I buy my supplies think I’m a nut when I start talking about all the things I’m looking for. Though they’re lovely and very helpful. I have thought of perhaps distributing it here, but it would be a whole other branch of business… Don’t know if I’m up for that yet, but we’ll see.


Filed under Art, Artists, Australia, Canberra, Female, Flickr, Flowers, Garden Mosaics, Kids, Mosaic, Nature, Round the World, Stepping Stones, Sunflower, Uncategorized

4 responses to “Molly’s sunflower

  1. …I worked with glass mosaic with a friend who later died of cancer. The work gave her hope. The 6 pieces she did are now in the Oncology wing in a hospital in Paducah Kentucky! She did one with lightening bugs Jennifer said every small light of color reflected the many people that helped her. The small pieces became a metaphor for her life.

  2. So have you ever tried working on mesh first, as the standard tiles come for installation? I am a K-5 Art teacher and I think the heavy mesh would be a good base for individual group work,later to be assembled together as a large mural. I am on the hunt for the mesh….Cecilia in New Orleans La.

  3. 😉 Thanks. I think she did well too…

  4. That is the cutest sunflower ever!!!

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