July 22, 2012

Inception to Birth!

                 After completing my beautiful blue Butterfly, I was not sure as what to do for my next project. On searching for different patterns on the internet, the below one grabbed my attention. I didn't realise the complexity of it until I got into it. But, a feeling of pride passed through me whenever our instructor/owner of the place would tell her customers, "That's her second project". And people would go...woww..hehe..



220 pieces..don't ask me when I will complete it?
                                                       
                                                          Image courtesy: tortoisetrust.org


       Just started. I will get there, slowly......
Sigh!! I am done with the leaves..it was boring to see the green for so long. Now, I love it with the flowers.
Yayy...couple of more flowers and few more pieces of the sky and you are ready.    
          
Done with cutting & grinding....Had been foiling day and night. In the train, during lunch, at home..
               Soldering...how I burnt my fingers by holding the iron thinking I held the handle...ouch...:(
                                  My baby..Can anything else make me happier than this?
                              As I see you each day, you stand there inspiring me to create more..


A small vote of thanks: I thank Rainbow Glass for letting me take two sessions per day to complete my task. Thank you Lin, Jess, Shelly for all your help. A person I would want to mention here is Inge. Though a co-student there,(a senior one to me though). Inge, you were a great help. In times of need, distress and despair. Thank you for keeping my spirits going. Thanks to all my friends & family who are with me, behind me in pushing, forcing and making me live my dream. Unfortunately, I may have to stop these classes as of now, but I bet the fortitude you have instilled in me would not let me give up.

P.S: In my hastiness to put it up, I haven't cleaned the glass well from half way down. That's why, it looks so blurry.

28 comments:

  1. that's supercool, found in folsom!!! what are these projects? i saw one link on the first line. may be i need to read that post again.

    you are a rockstar!! and your blog is a multipurpose blog :D

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    1. Deb, this form of art is called Stained Glass. If you check the posts under that label on the left hand side, you can see them. Wow, that's a huge compliment. I am flattered. I am not as rocking as you think, just a passionate person..:)

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  2. wow, Latha..this is super cool..it is lovely!
    I am a person who has no talent for art and craft work, so I have huge regard for the ones that have..
    Keep it up!

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    1. Aww..thank you so much Uma. You don't have to have much talent for arts and crafts. Creativity is something some people have naturally, still you can learn if you have interest and little patience. That's a lot of encouragement to me.

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  3. wow! this is so pretty :) well done!

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  4. The art work on stained glass is just lovely!

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    1. Thank you Jaish..Is it really nice? Hope you all are not complimenting to make me happy.:)

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  6. Congrats to you for completing this , hard work pays always .. it shows :)

    beautiful work, loved it ..


    Bikram's

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    1. Thank you Bikram. Yes, I spend an year of half saturdays to finish this..:) Your comment makes me forget my hard work.

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  7. Wow..Really wonderful piece of work..:-)chaalaa baagundhandee..:-)

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    1. Thanks a lot Nagini. Yes, it's my precious piece..:)

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  8. Lovely and very inspirational. I liked seeing your pic as well with pride reflecting and a bright, cheerful smile. Painstaking effort paid off :).

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    1. Happy to hear that. A friend also said the same thing to me today that she felt inspiring to learn something..:) Oh, this is the first pic of mine in blogging...right? :) btw, though my blog was found in Folsom, I am Latha..:P You must be knowing it by now though. That was the name given when I created the blog..after a while, I was in a confounded state as to keep it or go by my real name.

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    1. Thank you...didn't hear from you in long time..:)

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  10. I did a similar work when I was in College. This is lovely and congrats. :)

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    1. Cool..that's good to know..Thank you Saru

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  11. Wow.. it is looking so beautiful. I can see the amount of hard work and dedication you have poured into this one and how close it is to your heart. And the results are fantastic. It is a work of art. And it is treasure to keep!

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    1. I feel delighted. With each compliment, I forget all the hard work and time I put into it. yes, it is my most precious treasure..thank you so much, Raj.:)

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    1. Welcome here..that's a big compliment. Thank you so much.

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  13. Such a beautifully Painted blog you have their :) loved the colors of life, and also the current painting and the way u have described it lovely :D will follow u right away :D

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    1. Could there be something more wonderful than your compliment? I'm elated. Thanks a lot Ramya. Welcome here and hope I won't bore you..:)

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  14. The piece of art is ok, but the one holding it up is beautiful, but then, I am biased :)

    Just subscribed to your blog :)

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    1. You know Zephyr, how badly I wanted someone to say, it looks ok..:). Thank u for the compliment...:) I am blushing here. I feel blessed to have you as my reader and find my blog worth following..I hope not to disappoint you...:)

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