Friday, September 28, 2007
I really like working with different types of glass and recently I tried this piece with mirror. I had originally wanted to use one colour of grey in two textures one plain and one with a texture. I decided on the mirror after I laid the pattern down on my cutting table and saw a piece of mirror next to the pattern. The idea looked good to me so I pursued it. Once I had it finished I decided to give it to my neighbour as a birthday gift. She seemed to like it and I hope she finds a place for it in her new home. Please excuse my hands and camera in the picture it is kind of hard to photograph a mirror without it's reflection.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Recently a friend of mine from work and his fiance had their first child. They are proud parents and I wanted to do something very special for them. I came across a line drawing on the internet a few years ago. I thought it may be a pattern for glass but I was unsure. I was really struck by the way the faces of the mother and father overlapped that of the baby's face. I knew it would be something I would have to make. I remembered the drawing when my friends became pregnant and decided that it would be the right thing for me to do for them. I used two of my favourite pieces of glass in this piece. I used gluechip for the background and seedy for the faces and hand. I really like the way this piece turned out and my friends were pleased with it as well. I hope you all like it.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
For a long period of time I resisted the urge to do stained glass pictures of family pets...I always felt that I would never get the colours right or I would spend a long time doing a piece and have it end up not looking anything like the pet I was portraying. These are my two ventures into this world I was weary of. The oval piece is my Sister-in-Laws dog Abbey. It is a beautiful dog and I hope I did it justice. The other piece is of the late Frisky who belonged to a very close friend of mine and was also a part of my life through him. I think I did capture Frisky as is evident by the fact my friend had this piece framed and it hangs in his living room. I hope you enjoy these pieces.