Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fall is in the air

With August flying by, and start of school  around the corner, I couldn't help to think about the Fall season.

Halloween is the first holiday that in my mind represents Fall. So what better way to prepare?
Paint some fun Halloween art!  I did have fun creating these little pieces. I have them up in my space at Homestead Handcrafts.
                                              4- 8" x 10" acrylic paintings

This weekend I finished a couple of projects.

This morning I opened my kiln to a few White Tail  Deer pendants for a friend who commissioned these.  I was pretty happy with the way they turned out and hope she will be too!

The stained glass window I have been working on for the last several weekends is finally finished! A friend of mine has commissioned it for a space in her home.

Overall I think the piece looks nice, however my measurement was a little off once everything was put together.  I have faith my friends husband will be able to create the wooden frame to accommodate my mistake, if not, its back to the drawing board!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Contemporary glass art

These past few weeks I've been busy creating small glass items for the space I rent at Homestead Handcrafts, but what I also have been working on is a commission piece for a friends home.  We decided that I could design a contemporary leaded stained glass piece, using water glass that measures 10" x 27".

I designed the piece and cut the glass over a few weekends. The water glass has a very nice texture to it, which obviously can't be seen by the picture.

This weekend I went out and bought the rest of the supplies I needed to finish it..... It's been 10 years since I did a leaded glass piece and I didn't remember it being that difficult or time consuming :). I thought I could whip it together and be done this afternoon.  Not so,  I am almost half way piecing this puzzle together. I can't wait till I finish it so I can look at it with the sun shining through it!!!