This is a mosaic portrait of my sister. I started with the photo of my family below (after I reduced it to only black and white in Photoshop - originally it was a color photo). After sketching it out on my board, I decided on which two colors of glass I'd be using. I love this red because it has so much variation in the glass, and it's always been her favorite color. The dark brown is warm and went well with the red, and it added a good amount of dark contrast.
She opened it yesterday and loved it. I gave it to her and her husband, since my mom said she might feel funny hanging a big mosaic of herself up in her house. Funny, I'd have no problem hanging a big picture of me in my house! ;) By giving it to her husband, he can put it up and she doesn't have to say she hung it!