I’ve been obsessed with stained glass for as long as I can remember. The way it captures the light is nothing short of magical. Back in the year 2000, (can you still remember that far back?) I took a stained glass workshop at the local community college and I was smitten, big time. I had a lot of fun with it for a few years and then life got in the way. Fast forward to May of 2014, after much contemplation, I finally allowed myself to make the time for a refresher course.
I had to start with the obligatory instructor-chosen project which definitely involved a hummingbird and flower. After that, I found the Art Deco Sunrise pattern and decided to give it a whirl. I was pretty happy with how it turned out considering it was only my second piece in 12+ years. Since I am a creature of comfort, I decided to stick with the same pattern for my next piece which was to be a wedding gift for dear friends. Since the bride loves color, I went a bit brighter for the second version.
I’m still doing my best to squeeze in some glass time! The fuller life gets, the harder it becomes. BUT time spent doing something we love is always worth the investment. I’ve also made a sweet little feather and am currently working on an ongoing project making as many sun-catchers as humanly possible for a local maker’s faire this upcoming November. And just for fun: Art Deco Sunrise v1 goes Disco