My husband is a composer and he asked me to create an album cover for his new CD entitled "Mosaic"- music for piccolo. I decided I wanted to create an "anatomically correct" piccolo in handmade polymer clay mosaic, so I sat in rehearsal one night and sketched my section-mate's piccolo during the rests. In order to facilitate my visualization of the actual scale size needed for the eventual CD cover I worked on the mosaic almost at final scale using a 6" unglazed terracotta tile as the base. Those are mighty tiny pieces! The CD has been released and I sent the original mosaic to the piccolo player who recorded the CD as a surprise gift.