Number 5 window in place — only 4 more to go!
The newest window addition to the porch has two small panels that open by swiveling on wooden dowels set in the top & bottom frames.
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
The porch entrance is alive with colour.
Everywhere I look in this old, not-so-mobile home, I see the beautiful colours of my work from 2011.
While my friend, Reddie, worked on his carpentry skills, I enjoyed designing furniture & windows using gorgeous stained glass.
I’m amazed at what can be achieved with baby steps & a year:
😀 Ah, finally — I finished the pattern for my bed panels. I call it Red Sun at Night.
This Photoshop [Ps] rendering does not do justice to the colours & flow of the stained glass. Continue reading
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My early attempts at decorative stenciling did not turn out as planned. This was not exactly as easy as the stenciling I did as a kid — of course that was using easy-to-control pencil crayons rather than easy-to-run paint. I … Continue reading
With the walls painted [except the bathroom & that section behind the wood stove awaiting a colour decision], some furniture built, & the kitchen cabinets almost finished, I’ve been unpacking more ‘stuff’.
Crazy for storage boxes, they’ve stored absolutely everything I’ve collected since my last major purge. Continue reading
I’m taking up the challenge from WordPress to write something here every week — a similar assignment [to post weekly creative acts] in one of my last university courses was the reason for the creation of this site.
Currently, I have a few projects ‘on-the-go’:
- Bed Headboard –> I now have all the glass & lead to make the stained glass panel but need to get some plywood [or maybe an old door] & padding to make the fabric portion — hopefully before the end of January. As soon as I complete my pattern, I can start cutting glass. Since my carpenter got a router Continue reading
I’ve been into Victoria to buy supplies to start my bed panel project. It was another great learning experience at Glass-Smith — this time about iridescent glass & lead came widths. I got lots of glass & a couple new ‘tools of the trade’. At $8 for the lead dykes & $24 for the large square, the tools were cheaper than I thought they’d be. Continue reading
Surrounded by translucent yellow glass, a red-centred 4-petal flower, in an opalescent orange & white glass, is then bordered by a textured, goldish-orange glass with square red corners in the same glass as the flower centre.
My raison-d’être is lead came. I love Continue reading
Yup, girls just wanna have fun! So, so much fun cutting stained glass tonight. And yup, I’m working on a flower [with leaves made from a gorgeous light-orange/white opaque, pearlized glass].
Here it is, almost midnight, & I’m still revved up. Continue reading
Awfully busy with eight, now 5-wk-old, puppies, I haven’t found much time to do much computer work other than post pictures of my little babies — & even those are a few days behind now.
But I did find an extra couple of quiet hours when I could start a website for friends who’d asked me over a month ago. Of course, they’re very understanding, but I still wanted to at least get started & give them some options to look at.
It’s so nice to start creating again.