Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I Adore You ~ You are my Sure Thing

Artwork by Katey of Blue Eyed Duck, Glass work by me.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ready to Foil

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The song behind the art ...

Listen Here:

I Adore You 
(lyrics/music: Phil Joel)

"Disappointment cuts me like a knife
But I won't be afraid
Strange operations happen all around
The audience escapes unscathed
You are my fortress in the storm
I will cling to You 
Like a sailor lost in the wind
It's all about turns
Turn about face
It's all about knowing
More of Your grace
I know now
You are my sure thing
You know my heart
You know my sould
You know my comings and goings
You know it all
And I adore You
There are questions
There's no doubt
I trust You
And that matters now
I, oh, I adore You
To the prisoner inside
This mind of mine
You know
I only know so much
Still You and You
Alone have shown
The lighthouse glow
That leads me home again
'Cause You are my sure thing
I will wait for You
Every moment of this life
Journey closer to be refined
I will trust in You
Far beyond this line of sight
Journey closer to be my guide

Some of the beautiful colors in a piece of stained glass

The glass used for the girl's dress

Jesus' robe

Friday, January 10, 2014

Not too much more to cut, the border and sleeve, some minor adjustments and I'll be ready to solder!

I hope Katey feels I did it justice. Too soon to tell.

Matthew 9:21-23

21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”
22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.

23 When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes,

This wonderful little painting was created by Katey of Blue Eyed Duck . I purchased it a few years ago because I love it, so much so that it is the screensaver on our computer also.

Recently a good friend was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Fortunately, she is a person of very strong faith. Naturally you want to do something for those you love  in crisis, so I asked Katey to allow me to reproduce her lovely artwork in stained glass to give our friend. Katey graciously agreed for which I am very grateful as her image is perfect in this situation. My sister in law Judy purchased the supplies, the pattern was generously donated as were some other supplies but I'm not sure the donors would want their names publicized.
And so the project begins.

In stained glass your cut line needs a way out, so faces unless painted on are a problem so Katey's artwork had to be changed some. Here is the pattern~

I should tell you that if you love this image Katey still sells prints in her Etsy store.

I've almost finished cutting out the panel, those outside squiggly lines were a killer but I'm really enjoying making this. I hope it reminds our good friend to hold on to her faith in this time of trial.

The glass for Jesus' robe is being hand picked and donated by a glass supplier that I do business with, so I'm waiting for delivery to complete that. I sure hope it gets here soon, but I can start foiling now, in order to keep moving along. We still haven't decided whether or not we will put the writing on it.

This morning I woke almost startled with the idea of replicating this panel In Memory of my deceased husband and donating it to his church. I wonder if Katey would allow me to use it twice? I wonder if the church has a place for it? I love Katey's artwork.