Before & After: Ingrid’s Mosaic Garden Fish

before and after garden art fishHave You ever noticed that sometimes a series of pictures can make something really hard look so simple that you feel like it is entirely doable?  That is how I feel about Ingrid Häußler’s fish.  She shares the steps she took for making it (more than just the 4 images here) on her website and somehow it makes mosaics suddenly seems so satisfyingly accomplishable.  (when I am quite sure they are, in fact, aggravatingly hard)

before and after garden art mosaic fish

Have you tired a mosaic project for your garden?  I have not and I am not sure I should.  When faced with something that requires concentrated craftsmanship to achieve perfection, I melt down in frustration over my lack of unpracticed skill. But I love the results of those who can make such a work of art come to life.  I can’t tell if Ingrid’s work is done or not — even thought I suspect this may still be a work in progress, I kind of like the fish not completely colored in.  Do you agree?

Here is more about Ingrid — if you are a german speaker…it appears she offers classes that might be worth checking into.

images from Ingrid Häußler 

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Judit @WineDineDaily on September 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    What a lovely idea!!! Thank you Rochelle, have to check out Ingrid’s instructions.

  2. Shyra on October 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Wow! I really love the mosaic. So cool! I can imagine this in my garden. Love it!

    Shyra @ Cheap Sheds NZ Limited

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