As The Nat was looking around the house on her first morning in San Jose, she noticed my Van Gogh mosaic trivet and admired it. This gave me an idea. I was pretty sure I had another blank trivet, and knew I had enough tiles to make something.
Not sure when and how I thought of the wine glass design, but perhaps because I knew The Nat's Dad was an avid wine-drinker.
After verifying I had all the required supplies, I asked The Nat if she would like to make a mosaic trivet project as a Father's Day gift and got that nod that means an interested "yes".
I didn't get any in-process pictures, which is too bad, because once again I saw a studiousness and attention to detail that is remarkable in such a young one, especially one who is so often surrounded with a cyclonic entropic state.
Here is a glimpse of the pre-grouted project, which I drew onto paper and then freehand onto the trivet, but The Nat picked all the tiles and did the design, layout and gluing, with a little help from me to do some tile cutting where necessary.
I waited for this next picture all Father's Day. I knew it would arrive, but still, I wanted and needed to see it. This is the ultimate crafty aunt satisfaction. Not just the awesome mosaic trivet project, but look at those smiles. They are genuine, and I helped create them. Happy Father's Day to my little brother who is a great dad!