To: Stained Glass Suncatchers
"Suncatchers" ..The Definition..
A decorative piece of glass, mineral, or other see through material that is hung in a window to bring in and broadcast the sun's rays on the walls of a room...
We have all seen one, you know, those adorable little stained glass designs dangling in the window from a tiny suction cup hook.
Well, as you will see, my "suncatchers" are just a little different.
I love them. They are my favorite of all my garden art.
You will see that my idea of what a suncatcher is, doesn't always go along with the true definition.
In fact, my husband calls my glass art "Hoodoos", he says, "because they are so unusual." I like to also call them "Sun Dancers" because that they seem to dance in the sun. So, if I refer to my glass art as a "Hoodoo" or a Sun Dancer" you will know what I'm talking about.
At this time we produce two kinds of "Hoodoos". The
It is a mixture of colored glass, beads, and mirror.
Sometimes, I plan on what I want my design to look like, but most of the time I am a "free spirit". I think of my "Hoodoos" as modern rainbows of luscious color with sparkle sprinkled in.
It's more fun that way and it makes me happy. Anyway, isn't that what it's all about?
Last, but not at all least, is the
The artfulness of this creation is definitely from the heavens.
Sea Glass is a unique form of glass. It originally comes from our oceans. Of course, now you are able to order or make it yourself. Either way it is beautiful.
The frosty glass combined with the lovely beads and the clear mirror pieces makes these "Hoodoos" a most desirable art piece.
As I said earlier my sun dancers are individual creations. This is what sets them apart from "art" that is mass produced. When I work with my suncatchers I'm definitly influenced by my mood, the weather, and the time of year.
I believe that the "Hoodoos" can almost tell a story. As you know, a picture (in this case, a suncatcher) is worth a thousand words.
Well, by now you know that my thinking is a little different. som when I say these are very decorative pieces of art, that is exactly what I mean.
Of course, my "suncathers" can be placed anywhere inside the home, but to experience their total beauty, you will want to hang them from a tree branch, a hook, or any special place in your garden.
You will be able to judge for yourself when you take a look at all of my creations in the
Goodies eStore... Page 3
. Let me know what you think.
"A Little History Lesson"
Yes, that's right, I'm going to give you a quick history lesson.
After all you never know when you might play..."Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader! Ha!
I guess I forgot to tell you. Other than being a person of the arts, I am also a school teacher, for 23 years now.
Glass has a long history, all the way back to 5000 BC, when the first glass was discovered, by accident of course, but I won't get into that.
Glass was not used for decorations or in buildings until AD 100, when it was used by the Romans. Then, between the 11th and 13th centuries we learned how to make glass sheets, which is what we use now days.
The first "Hoodoos" were thought to have been made by the Southwest American Indians.
That wasn't so bad, was it?
Now, the fun begins.. Enjoy!!!
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