I began with a primed 4'X6' piece of plywood. It's sturdy which means no warping. From there I painted my layout/design (the plan). My colour scheme and the various elements used were all decided on before anything was laid down. Without an organized plan things can get out of control (ugly), real fast.
Then the fun began. I used the direct method which is laying tesserae right onto the surface.
The challenge, as always, was having all the elements work nicely together.
There was a lot of cutting, a lot of putting down and taking up and a lot more cutting.
As with most mosaics, the photos don't do it justice. At nighttime, with the light from the paper clip chandelier, she glitters on the wall.