Productive weekend

The fall seems to have brought a new energy to me!  I’m so thankful….in May  and June of 2013 I am having a show of my work at 212 Art Center in Saline.   Its time to focus on having a body of work ready for this exhibition, it will be here before I know it!   My plan is for a large part of the show to be mosaic.  Additionally, I have a collection of vintage windows that are inspiring to me.   Glass on glass mosaics are beautiful, with the light shining through and reflecting…and that is what I am prepared to work on.  I, sort of, completed one this weekend….

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with the sun behind it:

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The clear glass I used looks white because of the still wet glue:

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The title of this mosaic window is “Nine Fruits”, but do not look for tangible fruit like apples, peaches and oranges in my mosaic.  As many of you know last year I embarked on a bible study of the Acts of the Apostles along with many of the epistles, and this mosaic is a reaction to that study.   Each of the nine sections references a fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23.  If you look at the lower third of the detail photo below you will see the word kindness….

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Each fruit speaks of one of the visible attributes of living a true Christian life.  They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.  I had trouble with the words self control….maybe because it was two words, maybe because it was so modern sounding…I choose  temperance instead of the words self control.  Although I didn’t start this window with the idea of reflecting on my experience and knowledge learned from studying Acts…it has indeed become meaningful in this way!  Hmmmm….nice. 

The mosaic is now sitting in the bay window of my back porch….I’m pondering, do I grout it white or do I not grout it at all.  I’m leaning towards grouting it….but may make a smaller piece to test first.  So that is why I am finished, but not really. 

Also this weekend, I started the fall production of my brooches out of wool sweaters I’ve felted…and zippers. 

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I really enjoyed playing around with embroidery on these….

Have a good Monday….

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8 thoughts on “Productive weekend”

  1. It turned our beautiful Deb!! I can’t wait to see it in person!
    The brooches are great too… I love it when you’re inspired 🙂

  2. Deb, you know how much I admire your mosaics especially your window mosaics. Portraying the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit is brilliant! Nine attributes to receive and live by. Your piece is a wonderful reminder of what embracing these gifts can do. Looking forward to seeing it in person.

    The brooches are wonderful. I need one!

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