June's Arkansas Razorbacks Window may not inspire LSU pride but it has certainly turned the heads of many of our students in classes in and outside of her own! This red and black window is honestly one of the most striking things I've seen lately. June's excellent grinding awarded her with a perfectly symmetrical logo as well as the praise of many of our students!
Linda F's Snowman in a Snow Globe is incredibly charming and one of our first Christmas decorations of the new year. Rather than wait until December when she could possibly get bombarded with stained glass requests from friends and family, Linda decided to get this done ASAP. I think that this may become a popular pattern come Christmas time (if not sooner).
Linda F Wanted to make a Carousel Horse and gave me a picture as an example to work with. Although I'm thrilled with the end result of the pattern I wasn't sure of exactly how complex she wanted to go. I've since offered to change the background to make it appear as though the horse is on an actual carousel and Linda said to go for it. Once she finishes the actual horse itself I will add in an appropriate background. Until then, here's a look at the horse that she's now cutting glass for.
Backgrounds are apparently the theme of the week as you will soon see when I tell you about the Cardinal Window that Barbara has begun making. This was going to be a suncatcher but she's decided to use this Cardinal, which she already had cut out, to make a window instead. I've told her to leave out the branch that the bird is standing on and to grind, wrap and then tack it together. Once that is done we will change the branch and make other additions so that this lone bird becomes a window.
Martha is ruffling her feathers quite nicely if I do say so myself These five multicolored feathers sure make a nice set and should be finished any day now.
Linda L has her pair of Mixed Drink Glasses all foiled and ready for solder. After cutting these out Linda has determined that there is an easier way to cut and grind this pattern. Recognizing shortcuts to make your work easier shows that Linda is not only paying attention to what she is doing, but also looking ahead as well.