It is very stormy here today, but it is one of those nice storms, if there is any such thing. The flakes were big and it wasn't too cold out there. I really like to drive in weather like this. There are very few people driving and the solitude of being out alone in a storm is very soothing. I was looking for a piece of glass to show everyone but I couldn't decide. So while I was trying to decide I looked at some of the older pieces I did. I really like this piece. I made it for a friend of the family who was very into mermaids. I think it is one of the first pieces I did for someone I wasn't related too. I like the way she is diving for a jewel and the way the water flows around her. I hope you like it.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
My cousin was renovating his house and converting a garage into a usable family room, complete with wood stove. He did this room in a western motif with a lot of wood. It was beautiful and the wood and the western style worked perfectly. For Christmas I thought I would do a little something for him to fit into this room. I had planned on doing a piece with horses or just one horse and maybe a sun set, but when I saw a picture of this stylized dream catcher I had to do it. It not only feels western with it's dreamcatcher look but it is also in a modern style with sharp geometric shapes that I am really into. The circle near the bottom is a remnant from one of the first pieces of glass I ever bought. It came in a scrap pack I bought when I decided to learn how to do stained glass. Most of the glass is now long gone except for a few small scraps I like to use in special pieces.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The temperatures outside this week have been a little on the chilly side. Mostly five to ten degrees below. Not that bad but not really ideal temperatures for a swim in the ocean. I decided that todays picture should be something of fantasty and warmth. What signifies story book legends more than a Mermaid. When I think of mermaids I conjure up images of warm blue water, white sands and long flowing hair. I hope you enjoy this picture I made for a close friend, I really enjoyed making it.