I had the idea to use 1×1 and 1×2 cylinder pieces (the 1×2 are actually called ‘Pallisade bricks’) to make a piece that looked like it was carved on bamboo. I decided that a cherry blossom image would look great with the style, and set off to work. There are many challenges with studs-up mosaics, and the cylinders brought those out and more! When I realized how “bendy” the piece was, I decided to see if I could make it in to a cylinder itself, and the “vase” was born. the pink flowers stick out from the piece.