This stained glass mosaic owl 18"x13" was created by Adriana, my 9 year old niece, while she visited me here in Colorado for a week over the summer. She has keenly watched me work for years now and even has a few of her own projects and family murals under her belt. Having had a helping hand in creating this wonderful mosaic gives me great pleasure. Both I and her have learned a lot working on this mosaic and we were both very proud of the end result.
Prior to starting the project, I encouraged Adriana to focus on developing her idea through a series of sketching. I showed her how I approach my projects, we discussed her ideas and did research. Then we each took some paper and pencils and did a handful of sketches. Drawing with a child was so rewarding and it allowed me to really let go and have fun, not to worry about nice line work etc. I think that's why it is hard to tell which ones are the drawings of a child and which ones are the drawing of a wanna be =)