i wanted to share a little project i just finished that turned out pretty nicely.
i wanted to hang some family photos on the walls in our new house, but i wasn't especially excited to hammer 75 nail holes into the fresh pristine paint. knowing us, it will only be pristine for a few more months anyway, so why speed up the process of trashing it? also, i've been really bad about printing photos on a regular basis since about, oh, 2003 or so - when i got my first digital camera.
i used big huge labs mosaic maker and created three 12x12" photo mosaics. one for my daughter, one for my son, and one of them together. i used a variety of photos from the past several years. i chose the layout option called 4x4 with large center, but you could do it however you wanted. i kept playing with the layouts until i was happy with them, then ordered the prints. i've never ordered prints from them before, and i am happy to say the quality is nice. the total for three 12x12" prints, plus shipping, was $48.00. once they got here i bought three simple white 12x12" frames - found on sale at ac moore for $7. each. total cost for the project: $69.00.
the kids love them, and so do i. and i am always relieved to actually finish a project and not have it sit in the corner, mostly done, mocking me. not that that's happened before or anything. not that i have several boxes in the basement labeled 'projects i have abandoned and feel guilty about' or anything.