Category Archives: Dreams

Things I Like – Stained Glass Window Design

Stained Glass Tree Design

I love the movement in this stained glass tree scene.  The tree trunk winds around like the crazy arbutus trees we have here in Victoria, BC.  I also love that the mountains are purplish-red instead of typical grey/green mountain scenes.

(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

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Things I Like – Blue Stained Glass Window

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While the curves in this stained glass window are undoubtedly beautiful and eye catching, what I really love are the colours.  The dusty shades of blue glass are elegant and relaxing at the same time.  The different choices of blue are wonderfully combined with each other and stand out so well against the clear glass.  I have to say that I don’t really understand the circle in the middle of the window, maybe you could enlighten me if you love it!


 

Source:  Sorry, I forgot to mark down where this window came from…

(Every week I post about an interesting pattern or design. If you have an idea that you think I should look at or would like me to make this window for you, send me a note by email or on my contact form.)

Things I Like: Stained Glass Flower Designs

I will never grow tired of flower designs in stained glass. I’ve previously admired this light-hearted painting done by Nicole Dobbins on Etsy; I think it stained glass flower designcould also look fantastic in stained glass. That triggers an idea to spend some time looking around at different artist’s paintings on Etsy, find some I love and then collaborate with them to create their art in the stained glass medium. A great project for a rainy day…

Source: Spring Flower Garden by Nicole Dobbins on Etsy

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Things I like: Crazy Stained Glass Window

Now here’s something unique!  I like that these stained glass panels have so much depth and dimension, while being flat in reality. However, I have to write this blog post quickly because the psychedelic patterns are making my eyes go berserk.   Great work by Lyanne McCredie in England.

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Things I Like: Way up High

Apart from the obvious that this stained glass is stunning, I’m interested in the use of so much blue and red together.  I really like the effect but I’m wondering if it only looks amazing because the windows are such a distance from the viewer. Would a stained glass window with such bold colours look great in my kitchen window?

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A church in the heart of downtown Dallas has this gorgeous stained glass spiral to the roof by Michael Hawkins

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Things I like: Beautiful Orange Stained Glass

I’d like to focus on orange in one of my stained glass windows soon.  There are some beautiful streaky yellowy-orange sheets of glass that I’d like to try out.  In the meantime, here are some of my orange stained glass inspirations:

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Things I like: Layers of Glass

Stained glass is much more dimensional and interesting when pieces of glass are layered on top of each other, like the way the petals are layered in this flower pendant.  I know this has been done but I’d like to experiment with it in ways I haven’t noticed before, such as with pieces of curved glass that project from a creation in different ways.  What if the upper flower petals weren’t only placed on top of the lower petals, but even placed at an angle causing the ends to pop up out of the window.  This could be really fun to experiment with on a large scale window.

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Things I like: Stained Glass Scenery Windows

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I’ve been thinking about doing some scenery with stained glass lately.  Here are my random thoughts (in no specific order): 

I love this painting with the interesting land shapes and the moon (sun?). Maybe someday I’ll create a stained glass scenery based on it.  

When I was at my parent’s place earlier this month, I rowed the Tupperware dingy out into the ocean and did some sketches of the ocean scenery.  I’d like to see what they look like in stained glass, too.

Chris says I should do some scenery of the back yard or better yet, of the sunken garden at Butchart Gardens. 

We thought it would be cool if my friend Damara does photography of a scenery, my friend Barb draws or paints the scenery and I create a stained glass from the photo/drawing/painting.  Then we could stand all three side by side.

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Dream Day – Winter Moon Stained Glass

This stained glass window is perfect (in my opinion).  It has a sense of quiet, solitude and mystery; and it is executed with clean lines, stunning colours and tree branches exactly how I like them.   Beautiful.

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“Winter Moon”, Stained Glass, 8×10 © 2005 Michelle Basic Hendry http://artscapes.ca/2010/01/27/landscape-in-glass/

Dream Day – Stained Glass Polyhedron

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I’m fascinated by drawings that are two dimensional but appear to be three dimensional.  It seems like such a talent to be able to draw in this way. This stained glass window completely pops out at me.  It’s a free stained glass pattern from free-stainedglasspatterns.com and I’m going to make it just for fun.  I’ll change up the colours, although I do love the blue flowers.  Do you have any colour combination ideas for me?

http://free-stainedglasspatterns.com/2geoball.html