Have you ever wondered why the mermaid crossed the sea? Well, Martha's Mermaid turned out beautiful and her choice of clear baroque glass for the water really brought it all together because the Mermaid isn't drowning in a sea of color (every pun was intended there.) Your eye really focuses on the subject matter since it's a nice splash of color in a clear background. So why did the did the Mermaid cross the sea?? To get to the other tide. (groan)
Linda L is ready for her Mardi Gras Cruise next week now that her nine Gift Pendants have been completed for everyone who is going on the cruise with her (that she knows of course). She was originally going to hang the cruise ship charm from the bottom of the piece but when we saw how perfectly the bevel framed it we both agreed that hanging it in the center was the better choice. These are lovely gifts and I can't wait to see how well they are received!
Susan D has become the Pinwheel Queen and can completely knock one of these out faster than the average student can merely wrap the nine pieces of glass it takes to make them. I like that she's using alternating colors rather than making them out of a single color. It lends a lot of added dimension to the finished pieces by introducing a shadow effect.
Martha is hanging out around the Franklin Streetlights again looking for inspiration for a new background glass ideas. She's actually working on two of these Streetlight Windows and each piece that she's cut out is stacked two high (which you can't see in the picture). These sell quickly for her and I completely understand the draw to them.