Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ode to David Chidgey

I've always loved the stained glass mosaics that David Chidgey creates. Since he teaches classes in San Antonio, I am sincerely hoping that he doesn't mind that I was so inspired by his work that I had to make two for the new studio. I apologize that mine ended up looking much like his - obviously not as good as his - but since I was just learning and feel like when you're learning the best thing to do is to copy, I did. There you have it. My confession. They aren't for sale - just for me to learn with. I do plan on making more using my own mandala designs. I find the process to be very meditative - particularly with the mandala. The top one (that will give you seizures if you watch it too long) is my own design. The one below is very similar to one David did.
I'll post more pics when they are installed.
 ...before the black grout.
...after the grout. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Barnlette

 As you can see, the barnlette where my studio will soon be located is coming right along. The roof went on Tuesday and Jimmy started framing the studio yesterday. It hailed last night on the brand new tin roof which made quite a racket!
Let's take a closer look at what's happening behind the barnlette this morning.... some idiot put a burning couch in the ditch and the volunteer firemen had to come put it out. 
Hail. Fire. 
What's the next one? I bet it's money (paper, not coins) falling from the clouds...