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. 


lynn bowes said...

Rachel, these are absolutely drop dead gorgeous. So mandala-like. Beautiful.

lynn bowes said...

And now that I've linked to the site, I can see that they are EXACTLY mandala-like!

Carolyn said...

These are beautiful, Rachel! Your studio is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see it!

Bon said...

You should see these windows with the sun shining through them. Absolutely fabulous!!

Kaitlyn said...

Gorgeous! You amaze me. Sometimes you do just need to copy especially if it is something that will be displayed. Good job.