Mary's Circular Morning Glory and Butterfly Window came together very quickly yet you'd never suspect that when you look at how perfectly Mary managed to cut and grind this (in so little time). Case in point: Look at the leaf in the upper center/left and follow the vine (the lead line) that travels through the unopened leaf. Notice how it aligns perfectly with the line on the green piece that bisects it Also note how smooth and graceful her curves are. This is what makes a window great.
Steve's Cheshire Cat comes complete with a gold tooth! I know this looks fairly straight forward to make but pay attention to how all of the pieces fit together so well save for the 'gaps' near the front teeth which are completely intentional and reveal spaces which give added depth to the mouth. Very nice indeed!
Lisa began working on a small panel that showcases a small cut glass bowl in the center of it. She's got everything cut out and only has to grind and attach 8 small pieces before she can put the final solder bead on this and call it a finished project. She talked about putting a border on this but looking at it I don't believe that it needs a border for it to be structurally sound or to hang from. A border would purely be cosmetic on this window.
Barbara has all of the glass cut for her Louisiana Iris Panel and this time around we're going to grind the flower without having the background cut it. I think that this will be done more efficiently if we save those few background pieces for last and just trace the finished flower onto a piece of glass.
With February behind us this year is passing quickly. Before you know it it will be next week, Mardi Gras will be over, and we will be looking at even more completed projects.