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Tuesday, November 4, 2014


My studio-mate and also my sister have encouraged me to craft a glass feather. Of course I either cannot find a pattern already made that I like or I enjoy the creation of my own design. I thought you'd like to see my process.

First, finding inspiration:
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Next, sketching lots of things:

The best time to sketch is during meetings.

Some of the ideas from meeting sketches made in to larger ideas.

Trying some new angular ideas instead of nicely fitted drawings.

Then, convincing myself it does not have to be perfect the first time or ever, but if I don't just do SOMETHING then nothing new will ever come. 

I gave myself a deadline: three feathers by our open studio event on 11/14/14.

Here's the first design:

The cat was really bored by this project. Sorry the lighting is so yellow, I wasn't planning on a photoshoot.

I will add a photo of the glass versions as soon as they are done!

Second and third you'll have to come to 400 West Rich to see!


Ashley said...

I love the final sketch. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

Julie Rosshirt said...

Must be the Indian in you coming out, these will be cool:)