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Make It Happen Monday . . . Summer Heat Abstract √ . . . next Winter Ice Abstract

MAKE IT HAPPEN! — Monday Status Report:

√     wk 6–> Summer Heat Abstract [Gallery 1] to putty stage
½√ wk 5–> Gallery Abstract 1 concept drawings & glass supplies
√    wk  4–> Porch Cleanup & Valance photos [link to be added]
√    wk  3–> Flower Power leaded [link to be added]
x    wk  2 –> Glass cutting/leading Flower Power
√    wk  1 –> Paint Bedroom Shutter Sliders — project #30 Elegant Blue Wonders

As an expert procrastinator, I’ve been participating in Kristi’s Make It Happen! Monday, at Addicted2Decorating.  It’s been great to finish some of those ‘hanging-around-never-done’ projects every week, or two 😉  I’m sure it’s because I commit to it here — a big thank-you to Kristi.

Last week, I got a ton of supplies from Glass-Smith for supplies — always an exciting day!

I got an assortment of clear glass for the ‘Winter Ice‘ panel — there’s a variety of different textures & a couple are iridescent.

I already had a couple reds & a dark yellow but I needed some orange & light yellow for ‘Summer Heat‘.

I also got other supplies that I’d run out of — flux, putty, solder, etc. so I was totally ready — & inspired — to proceed!  Each day, I did a few pieces, until . . .

Summer Heat

This is the first abstract, in a series of four, for a glass show in early August.  I am relating glass colours, styles, & shapes to [my version of] each season of the year.

With all the glass cutting & leading finished, Summer Heat will be soldered & puttied tonight.  I had lots of fun finding & shaping sections of the glass where there appeared to be a flame of fire.

I always associate summer with higher temperatures — thanks to growing up in southern Alberta where the prairies meets the Rocky Mountain foothills.  Man, summer is HOT in Calgary — when they’re not getting hail or lightning storms!  😀

The summer temperature is why I prefer not to visit then & it is why I live on the west coast where we enjoy a much more temperate climate all year long — no cold winters & no blistering summers.

Next Project

Still thinking of Calgary’s extremes, I’m starting Winter Ice with a plan to have it pretty well finished to the putty stage for next Monday.

And, in order to be ready for the gallery show, I must have either Spring Joy or Autumn Gold well on it’s way — the July 29th deadline for all four is quickly approaching!

Again, I need to commit to getting some posts on finished projects written — I am even more woefully behind.  Get to it, girl!

Yeah right!  I’m afraid new posts might ONLY consist of these Monday updates until after the gallery submission.  😆

Check back next Monday [July 23rd] to see how I do at Making It Happen.

Vanessa Dawne Studio of Design

Functional glass & wood art on Vancouver Isle

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