I am a klutz. I break dishes all the time. This is why I like mosaics. It’s a wonderful way to make amends to all my precious pieces of pottery. “Sorry, Teacup, you can be a picture frame now! Oops, too bad, Vase, your flower-holding days are over, but please, live on as this pretty planter.” The most intimidating part about creating mosaics is getting dirty with adhesive and grout. But I promise, it’s not that bad. The glue can be cleaned with hot water and soap, and working with grout is much easier than you might think.

It’s OK to forgive yourself — you can turn accidents into art.