Hello folks. I have been a long time lurker and want to thank the community for giving me motivation and strategies that have been absolutely fantastic. This is my way of trying to repay the community for the help you've given me.
I think everyone here knows how tough it can be to sometimes get the motivation to study kanji but I have been doing something for a while that I thought I would share. It helps motivate me and hopefully it can help motivate you also!
So I what I do is make my friends and coworkers these mosaics made up of a bunch of kanji. It's kind of hard to explain, but here's a video showing me making some.
In most cases, it's a fairly direct kanji for whatever is being protrayed, 木 for tree (or 松 for the pine trees), though some of them are a little less direct. The one of the castle uses 松前and 松前城 since it was based on Matsumae castle. Most of the larger pieces also had one single kanji mixed in somewhere, like 鳥 written once in the big blue area that's otherwise filled with 空.