As is so often the case, when I took on my latest *project* (ahem) I went into it with a false sense of self-confidence! Words like: glass, flux, exacto-knife, soldering iron, cutter, grinder, breaker pliers, tips, electricity and Janet do not belong in the same conversation! And if they ever are…run for cover! Okay, you’ve been warned!
Against my better judgement, I took a stained glass class a few years ago. Wanna talk about a fish outta water! I wanted to learn how to make picture charms. I signed up and every Thursday night for six (grueling) weeks I was taught more than I ever wanted to know about stained glass!
But in the end, I learned how to make charms and I’ve been lovingly making them from that day to this! I was in the stained glass store the other day restocking my glass supply and stumbled across a book that was heavy on inspiration and short on instruction! UH-OH. It’s fine. I don’t need a lot of instruction…really, I’d rather muddle through it and figure it out myself!
I’m one of those people that would take the 9000 parts to a swingset and a week to put it together without once glancing in the general direction of the instructions! Nevermind that I could read the instructions and put it together in a day! In my world, that’s entirely beside the point!
Armed with my stained glass skills, my short attention span and my construction savvy…wait, I have no construction savvy…well then, armed with my stained glass skills and my short attention spam I set out to make glass houses! I threw the first one away. Literally. And took the second one apart three times before I got it the way I wanted it…far from perfect! Just like me!
Goodness knows I have not one ounce of spare time right now prepping for Marburger, but once I set my mind to something there’s just not a whole lotta stoppin’ me! Currently, I am just shy of a full blown neighborhood…more like a village…a small village. I’ve managed to complete five houses!
I have named them “Hallelujah Houses” because every time I finish one I am confident I have witnessed a miracle!
Of course, they would not be ME if I didn’t include my love of words! Are you sufficiently curious? Prepare to be impressed…well anyway, I am!
this is the Texas house…thus the bling and, of course, the words “heavenly place”!
every village needs a French house! (hopefully the words are *nice*!)
this one from the pages of an Organic Chemistry book!
no village is complete without a Church…in the group picture the other side has the dangling turquoise cross!
the first one i made with sheets of music!
the Texas and French houses and the Church!
I don’t know if anyone else will like them, but me and my imagination have had a great time building these little glass houses! btw…the tallest one is about 4″ and I added glass and rock feet to turn the *quirky* up just a notch!
I am my happiest…when I’m in my zone…lost in my messy space…creating!