Process of making mosaics is quite comparable to other craftsmen's way of creating art. Naturally, the steps in process depends on the individual preferences.

For some artists and designers, inspirations might come directly from the materials and colors, for others, the meaning of the story might be the initial step for the process to take off. 

I determine the design in advance considering the selected materials and colors.

"paradeigma" : Greek term that refers to a pattern, example or sample, is brewed in my mind of  in terms of composition, technique and lay- out. 

preparatory lines are incised on to the surface of the mortar in Greek and Roman times.

In my case, a "matched" copy of my conceptual inner process inspired from my outer perception of colors, space and stories in my life becomes the worklines.