I have had a styrofoam sphere for several months, waiting for me to think of something to mosaic on it for the garden. No rush, since there will be snow on the garden til May. But on the MosaicArtists.org listserve, the monthly challenge for February is Art Nouveau. Now since I LOVE Art Nouveau (see "Obsession of the Week" Nov. 11, 2008 post) I just had to think of a way to participate in that! And I thought this might be the perfect time to use that sphere. So...I covered the sphere in thinset and drew out a design. Today I started the mosaic. Not much to look at yet, but here it is.