Friday, March 13, 2015

Elicia's Lilo and Stitch

   My granddaughter Elicia found an image that she asked me to make for her. It's a Disney image of Lilo and Stitch, so is off limits to make for sale, but I can make it and gift it to Elicia for her birthday.

This one is a challenge, because I will either need to plate the glass or fuse it for the underwater portion. I've had very little experience plating glass, and no experience fusing it. I'll need to do some reading on both to decide the best course of action.
   The primary work is done on the pattern, but I will need to refine it.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Thinking Clearly

    There are those that would say that most teenagers do not think clearly.  I'm here to tell you differently.
    Both my granddaughters are very artistic.  When she was 13, Serena drew a sketch that fascinated me, both because it was thoughtful and because it was different. I asked her if I could use her artwork to create a stained glass panel.
    "Nona, why do you even ask?"  She said.
    "Because artist to artist, I need your permission to use your original artwork, even though it may look a little differently when it's done. It's still your concept, and because it's the polite thing to do."
    Insert teen eye roll here.

    So three years later, I managed to get it done.  I used teal green waterglass, dark blue waterglass, clear baroque glass, and brown streaky granite glass. Then I soldered some steel bicycle gears on the back side.  The style is definitely all Serena. I'm just the glass cutter.
   Serena's "Thinking Clearly".