Tag Archives: designs

Things I Like – Stained Glass Business Card Holders

I’ve decided I probably need a stained glass business card holder of my own.  Not sure where to start, I did a quick search to find some ideas and here are the couple that I like.  I’ll keep you posted what my own business card holder ends up looking like.

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(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 – These Rugs are Incredible

I’d like to learn this type of design for my stained glass creations. I have been following the creations and inspirations of big-time artist Altoon Sultan and her work amazes me.  My favourites are her rugs, full of simple design, yet so amazingly balanced, harmonious and pleasing to my eye. 

You can follow more of Altoon Sultan’s work at http://altoonsultan.blogspot.com/

(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 – This Painting Inspires

This stained glass inspiration idea is a painting created by artist Mandy Budan.  I like her unique style with all the little shapes within each object in the painting, it makes me think of some of the textures in my glass. 

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I am very impressed by the level of detail that goes into creating each painting.  I love how her work changes from pencil drawing to painted medium.  You can check out her progress on one of her current paintings at http://blog.mandybudan.com/. Thanks for the inspiration idea, Damara!  Keep the ideas coming, friends!

(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 – Blue and Green Stained Glass Panel

E5191BE4[1]I seem to be really drawn to green and blue together because I keep noticing it everywhere I go (it is quite eye-catching).  So it only makes sense that I really like this stained glass panel.  It has beautiful curves, a sense of playfulness, and green and blue together.  Also notice the bold texture in the green glass on the left, creating extra interest for the eye.  I am intrigued by the use of empty space amongst the nuggets; I’d like to experiment with using empty space in one of my designs soon.

 

Source: Stained Glass Panel by Amy Keith Barney

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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.)

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

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

Dream Day 2 – Smoke Photography: An Appreciation of Curves

www.sensitivelight.comI am very thankful for artists who take amazing photos of smoke.  Smoke must bow to some natural law of beautiful curvature because these photos are stunning and incredibly inspiring.  Oh my! The layers and dimension, arcs and swirls and curves!

Cubes IllusionOne thing I think about fairly often is the trick to making a  2-dimensional object appear to have a 3rd dimension.  Such as, with the famous cubes optical illusion, where my flat window hanging has every appearance of being three dimensional. 

I like to try to draw curves that trick the eye into thinking there is actual movement or depth.  Maybe there is a proven technique to doing so, and if so, please enlighten me, but in my playing around I’ve sometimes fluked upon it.  I have a vase design sitting on my table that maybe prove to have this dimension and/or movement to it. I hope so.

But one thing I do know is that if I feel like trying to create movement and depth in my stain glass designs, I’m much more likely to do so after taking some time to appreciate some inspiring photos of smoke.

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Spring is here with Spring Flowers Sun catcher!

I’ve got the spring fever!  I’m ready for brighter colours and cheerful flowers. This stained glass sun catcher satisfies both criterion and does it well, if I might add.  I just hung it in the kitchen window and it’s going to inspire me to get into the garden! 

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Purple Lavender Vase

This is the third vase in my curvy vase series.  It’s named by my son Trevor because “mom, it makes me remember that you always put pieces of lavender in your pocket in the summer so you can keep smelling it all day”.  This purple glass really does make me think of lavender, too.  I look at the vase and immediately feel calm.

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Blue Swirl Vase

I finished another vase for my vase series.  This one is my favourite yet: beautiful, and a little bit playful.  I think this is the recipe for vase designs that makes me happy.  I’ve got three other vase designs on the go, so after I get back from Spring Break I’ll post some more.

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