This is a better picture of the flamingo I bought that got me started on this piece, along with some of the handcut dish tiles and jewelry I will be using.
I am using forest green glass tiles to make a representation of a palm tree plant in a large pot. As you can see from this picture I had originally thought to do a palm tree, but the brown just didn't seem to fit in, so I changed it.
This is a closer picture of the pot I designed to hold the palm. You can see the leaves beginning to take shape just above the pot. I penciled it in first to have some sort of guide.
This is as far as I was before I started working on it tonight. Now I am halfway around the base. I also decided to cut the glass tiles surrounding the mirror in half as a full sized one just took up too much space.