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!
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.
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....