I'd like to remind all of our students that the shop will be closed for the next 2 weeks so please don't show up for classes! I'm running late with this post but since no one from Tuesday morning showed up I think it's safe to assume that everyone knew not to come in today.
Okay then let's start things off with Kerry's Butterfly in the Sun Window which is so bright and colorful that I actually had to tone it down for the picture below. Changing the sun from red to yellow was what this window needed as it changed to look of the window altogether from being dark to becoming bright. I won't even mention the perfect yellow/orange combination that Kerry used for the final border because it truly speaks for itself.
And then there's Linda F who completed a Hoop of her own while in class. I'm unsure as to what this flower is (I'm botanistically challenged) but the lavender glasses that Linda used mixed with the almost lime green leaves really make this piece sing no matter what kind of flower it is!
Now that all of her glass has been cut Annette has begun grinding all of the pieces for her Crow and Moon window. The moon and some of the clouds actually extend outside of the border and some of the pieces such as the crow's feet cut into the border which makes grinding this into a window that is perfectly square a little bit of a challenge. Annette is doing great though and all that extra work will give this project a unique look which will make it stand out even more. I'm loving this!
Linda F got all of her first Ladybug Panel ground and now you can see just how cute a window it truly is. She's decided to use green for the border (that's almost expected from Linda!) and I think the color contrast from the green leaves to the border is perfect. I'm a big fan of subtle color shifts. We've still yet to actually cut the border but once this is tacked together that will take less than 10 minutes to cut and grind.
As always, MiMi is hard at work and still not losing interest in making her Hexagon Style Cabinet Inserts. Once she finished this one she'll have all of one section in the room completed. This week we double checked the measurements for her next set of windows and as soon as she finished this piece she'll be able to move along to the next size.