Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Patterns from Real Life

The picture above was taken by my sister's family and has always defined her--her avatar if you will.  She has allowed me to try and translate it into a future glass piece.  I have drawn it out in Glass Eye 2000 below it.  Please note that the actual daisy will be done in the new GST lazy-susan bevel cluster but I drew it in for scale and color.  Most of the glass selected will be either Kokomo or Armstrong glass in wispy or opalescence.  The sky will be done in blue and white baroque for texture and contrast to the elements of the earth.  I can't wait to get started on it--I have been waiting for the chance to use Kokomo glass.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Under Construction...

All but the polishing and cleaning is done.  This is a "for sale" piece that I hope to sell at the Art Center Arts and Crafts Fair in November...And yes, I love raptors...

Monday, September 14, 2009


An example of three mini-panels linked by chain.  There are a total of 21 glass bevels with yellow/blue streaked Armstrong glass framing the 4x6 ovals. Prettiest streaked glass I have ever worked with.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mosaic Nick-Knacks

I love doing glass mosaics even though they are tedious and labor intensive.  This is a glass-on-glass mosaic that can serve as a candleholder or a coaster.  I hope to do a series of them in a holiday theme.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Getting Ready

I constructed these three light catchers as submittals for the upcoming Grand Junction Art Center Arts and Crafts Fair.  Application deadline is September 19th for an early October review and  judging of the applications.  If selected, I will be able to sell my work in late November at the fair.  I will also submit examples of my panels as I plan to do at least 2 new panels for the show.  I plan to focus on these smaller glass examples, however, because they are most likely to sell well at a holiday craft fair.  I am crossing my fingers that I get selected to show!