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Houston, Texas, United States
Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Busy Bee

I've been a busy bee for a couple of days.  Finally completed a stained glass window panel I have wanted to make for several years.  As a matter of fact there are several pictures I have collected throughtout the years that I would like to make in stained glass.  I keep these pictures in a box.  I get these pictures from several places.  Some pictures are from stained glass books, magazines, coloring books, personal photographs and even from the internet.  Sometimes I come up with an idea for a stained glass piece and make a rough draft drawing on a piece of paper. I have been known to draw on a napkin while eating in a fast food restaurant. There are several napkins in my collective box of ideas. 

It is the end of July and I am beginning to think of Fall and Christmas Art & Crafts Shows.  I have been filling out applications to several shows this season and awaiting a response.  As soon as I am accepted into the shows, I will post them on my blog site.  I try to enter several shows through out Houston and the surrounding areas to make it easy for you to come and see my art work and hopefully find something you like to buy.

The panel I finished Thursday night could be considered a Christmas panel as it has candles and red ribbon, but I believe it could also be used year round.  For the next couple of weeks, I will be working on several textured glass light boxes.  These boxes will fill any room with a golden glow that will warm your holiday season.  Until next time, Peace & Love

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Purple Cat

This stepping stone is the first mosaic I made.  No, your eyes are not deceiving you, and Yes, that is a purple cat.   Everyone laughed at me for using purple stained glass, even I was laughing, but when we saw the final project I knew I had picked the right color of glass.  This purple cat greets me everytime I walk up my front steps.  It brings life to my dead flower bed.  


On the left is an old chair that belonged to my grandmother.  I painted it purple and mosaiced the moon and sun on the wooden seat.  Even though it is stained glass on the seat, it actually is comfortable to sit on.  To the right is an old metal table that started to rust.  After sanding, applied rustoleum and painted blue; I mosaiced a duck in water on the table using stain glass.  I love the way these two pieces came out and have them displayed on my front porch where they are often used. 

Snow Divas

These snow divas are made of stain glass, their faces and bikini's are heat set painted.  They can be used as christmas ornaments or used year round as suncatchers.  What a cute gift tag they would make on any gift. 

Angel Plates

These cute little angels are made out of small saucer plates and candy dishes with stained glass wings.  I used different textured glass for each angel.  Some angels stand alone by their wings, others are meant to be hung on a window or wall.  These angels will spread their wings and brighten any home with peace and love.

Stained Glass Cross

This stained glass cross takes on a different look when hung on different colored walls.  The blue outline and rose are made with stained glass pieces placed on a glass picture frame. I used clear textured glass for the interior of the cross.   

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