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Lighting My Life

Although I have built in some down time into the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, I am not sure I will be able to stick to it.  

My dear husband has given me an LED light table for my glass painting.  I am forever having to lift up my glass pieces to get light to shine up through the glass.  It is the only way I can see that my colors are getting right up to the edge of the black outlines.  I am really looking forward to using the light table.  It will make the coloring and shading so much easier!

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I have some new ideas to work on, also.  These rectangular sketches are a bit rough, but are just ideas for a new display I want to try.  If all goes well, they will be somewhat larger pieces - maybe about 10 x 12" and thicker - 1/4 to 3/8"??  I plan to do them in layers, fused together and bent over a stainless steel mold.  I can picture them being lit from behind, or just set into a sunny window.  

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Itching to get started on some new things - like I said, not really sure my downtime is really going to go as long as I anticipated.

And isn't this little guy just a cutie?? He might pop up somewhere soon....

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