Category Archive: Glass

Prettiest Picture wk 13.24

My Prettiest Picture This Week View from porch through Green Trees window. Surprise Rhodo My biggest surprise in the garden this year is the blooming of this rhododendron — 1st time in 3… Continue reading

Colour Fun

Oh, so much fun with colour around my house lately: Butterfly pillows from Bombay tie my bedroom colour scheme together Dawne Design. I’ve been decorating with colourful flowers & butterflies & fairies & real-life… Continue reading

A Major Re-Start

. I haven’t written here for awhile.  😦 No, I take that back — I haven’t posted here but I’ve certainly been writing. Snippets of thoughts.  Confused.  Sad — heartbreaking sad.  Sometimes anger. … Continue reading

CityScape Deters Critters

The CityScape window installed — no outdoor critters can come in & indoor critters [ahem, Mollie] can’t go out. I had lots of fun making this quick window — it’s mostly long &… Continue reading

Working & Loving Stained Glass

Woohoo, I’m having so much fun working on two porch windows: The first Rainbow panel is up — I love the juxtaposition of the squared pieces with the curves of the Green Trees… Continue reading

Testing Window Concept

When writing at Dawne Design about my newest window Project 27–Squared Rainbow Concept, my Photoshop drawings were showing up funny — so I tried a test here.  Over there, with a light blue… Continue reading

Blue Menagerie Details

I’ve posted more details of creating the Blue Menagerie at Dawne Design — Project 21. Please check it out. Simply A Dawne Thought black

My First Commission Work

BLUE MENAGERIE The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. Arnold J. Toynbee Completed panel, “Blue Menagerie”, leaning in my window prior to delivery. I DID IT !! I… Continue reading

Yahoo, I’m Coming ‘Round the Bend

Do not quench your inspiration or your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh Sneak peek at last corner of blue mosaic panel Yahoo, I finished the glass… Continue reading

Getting Back Up on my Horse

Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. Jean de la Fontaine Two of five panels for new window in place. So, so often, I am distracted from… Continue reading

Bright Beginnings

Hmmm, over a month since I’ve written here?  Really?  While some of that time was accidental, some was intentional. Although we’ve been enjoying a gorgeous autumn filled with sunshine, I spent a couple… Continue reading

Playing with Math, Glass & Nature

Oh, so much fun working with glass on my latest project, Green Trees.  [Hey, I know it’s a funny name considering the tree is clear textured — but the sporatic use of green… Continue reading

Exciting Startup Week

Porch door at night  [Dawne Design — Project 14] Wooh, it’s been a busy, exciting week & the gorgeous weather simply makes it all the more enjoyable. I finished the window for the… Continue reading

Lots of Summer Still to Enjoy

All around me, preparations are being made for the coming of autumn — back-to-school sales, goslings learning to fly, little quail not so little anymore, spring/early-summer flowers losing blooms. Yet many flowers are… Continue reading

Too Much to Keep Up With

My, oh, my, what a beautiful day — 😉 there’s a bluebird on my shoulder. ** Luminescent colour in the shadows. Whew, after a long, HOT daytrip to Vancouver, it is so nice… Continue reading

Just a Little Change Needed

Last night when I finally when to bed last night [hmm, excuse me, it was 2 a.m. so it was morning], I had finished cutting & leading the blue glass section of the… Continue reading

Happiness is Doing What YOU Love

I’ve been seeing subjects like ‘how to be happy’ & ‘finding happiness’ bandied about quite a bit lately.  And many conversations with friends & family have centred on achieving personal happiness while trying… Continue reading

Glass & Dogs fill Weekend

Yahoo, what a busy, fun-filled weekend! 😉 Finished off a third planter Saturday but, now, I’m wondering . . . is it almost too pretty to put dirt in? Nah, it’s destined for… Continue reading

Glass Makes Planters Extra Special

. 😀 Along with cutting & grooving the shutter frames while I was away, my carpenter also made a couple of unusual planters — sort of R2D2 look-alikes. 😉 I love the raised… Continue reading

Glass Work — Island Style

😆 Glass Window Shutters / Wall Art Gorgeous, eh? I couldn’t help myself — I know I said the shutters were going to be in shades of blue — but when I got… Continue reading

Medieval Bed with Stained Glass

How else would a Victorian celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend than by raising beautiful stained glass sun rays? Yup, my medieval bed with stained glass panels is finished! 😮 Gorgeous?  Oh yeah! … Continue reading

Bed Panels Ready But Where’s My Iron?

Woohoo!  😆 I finished soldering, puttying, & then cleaned both panels with whiting so they really sparkle. It was hard enough to leave the panels flat for a day to let the putty… Continue reading

Glass Panels Progress to Soldering Stage

Yahoo  😆 The leading is finished on my bed panels! I can now move onto the next assembly process — soldering all the meeting places in the lead came. Notice the two [2]… Continue reading

Can’t Keep Glass Progress Secret

I am so lucky to love my work. I love creating beautiful windows. I love seeing my visions become real. My favourite part of making stained glass windows is the assembly — measuring… Continue reading

Lovin’ those Changes

🙂 With two work boards & a lead holder inside on my project table, I set up one of the bed panel patterns to start leading. The most tedious part is making sure… Continue reading