A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Progress and Present

This picture shows further progress on my latest hussif....


I promised I would share pictures of one of my Christmas presents, so here it is...


I have always had a fascination for artisan glass - ever since I was a young teenager and looked forward to a visit to our local fair where I would get to watch a glass-blower at work.  I even saved my allowance for months so I could buy a piece of his work.  Remember the glass swans that you filled with coloured water which would then raise and lower in the swans' neck according to the atmospheric pressure?  I loved it!


This piece was a gift from one of my friends and how I wish I could have watched how they made it!  The base is a piece of driftwood and the glass was melted/formed over the wood.

Here you can see the two pieces.

Obviously there are no two alike.  The glass isn't 'perfect' either - there are bubbles in it, which only add to the charm!


Today your quote is from the infamous Anonymous... "The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts"


10 comments:

Createology said...

Lovely white stitch designs on the black. Such an interesting glass and driftwood sculpture. Love today's quote. Creative Bliss Dear...

Baa. xxx said...

Cool present!

Louise Oakes said...

A beautifully unique present, it would be wonderful to see how it was created! How did the maker come up with the idea in the first place - the joys of the creative mind!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow!! What a unique glass piece. I have never seen anything like it. I have heard that quote said a couple of different ways in other quotes and it is what I profess. It is so so true.
Have a great weekend.
xx, Carol

Christine Barnsley said...

More lovely additions to the hussif Mary Anne! Oooh I really love your glass/wood ornament... it is beautiful and what a wonderful gift to receive! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Christine said...

The hussif is looking great, and what a gorgeous piece of glass

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That is going to be a wonderful hussif. I really like the design and the light on dark makes the design really pop. That is a very unique glass piece. Love that it has its imperfections. Was it made by a local artist there?

Janie Krig said...

I like what you're doing with black and white! I'll stay tuned in to see more.

BumbleVee said...

the glass and driftwood are beautiful .... I love things like that too.....

Vicki W said...

The glass is spectacular!