Made our first stained glass night light test run today and it felt great! To top off the excitement it was Natalie’s first stained glass project and design! There was quite a bit of leftover glass from my previous panel so we had a lot to work with. So pleased with the way it turned out. Funny how some smaller accomplishments can feel more significant than larger ones. In other exciting news I plan on making a grip of these for Fort Mason Renegade Craft Fair in November. Stay tuned!!
Studio is finally coming together a bit :)
OK everyone, I’m really dang excited about my new soldering exhaust set up! If you’re not interested in stained glass soldering exhaust systems I would definitely skip this entire post. If you’re interested in setting up your own soldering station at home, you should read this! I spent a lot of time researching the perfect exhaust and I couldn’t be happier. I decided to go with this set up below, all available on Amazon (I linked each image to their amazon page). It was really important to me get the hobby kit extension because it allowed me to make the gap out my window smaller. The plastic hobby hose is extremely sturdy and holds it shape well. It was definitely more expensive than just a regular aluminum foil vent but I will be using it often and I think it was worth the extra couple bucks. I also chose to go with the grower exhaust fan because it is really quiet, can be taken apart easily and has a built in base making it a bit sturdier than the other ones i’ve seen online.
Here’s a progress photo of my fourth window in my new series of glass paintings When The Putty Hits The Glass. This is going to be a grouping of 10 glass panels that are meant to accompany the rugs i’ve been working away at.
Gettin there :)
Here are a couple small composition sketches I made the other evening when studying David Hockney’s landscape watercolors. When i’m looking for inspiration I tend to sketch paintings I love. It helps me gain understanding and break the fourth wall separating me (the viewer) from the artist/maker. If you haven’t checked out Hockney’s recent paintings I would highly recommend doing so! He is unbelievably talented and his later work is so different from what he was originally known for.