Monday, February 9, 2015

Simple Flower Stained Glass Mosaic Window

Many of the mosaics I do have flowers. i garden so my passion for flowers borders on an obsession.  My goal is to have a beautiful flower garden I can see from every window in my house. since my mosaics are often hung inside in front of a window I like to leave them open enough to see outside. I also love seeing the stained glass flowers in the midst of winter. It reminds me if I wait just a bit more the real ones will join my glass creations. With that in mind I often create windows that create a garden view. Some are simple such as this piece. I can imagine a trellis near the window with vines and flowers that became a bit unruly and started growing around and above my windows. 
My flowers tend to get out of control like this. I have archways in my gardens that no matter how often I fuss with them they just have a mind of there own. I planted Clematis Next to my kitchen window. I'm hoping this is the year it starts trying to wander over the window a bit.It may even get a little help. ;-)
These simple pieces can add so much to your view year round. In the winter I love hanging a piece like this above my kitchen sink. The rough time worn window frames have so many stories to tell. Add to that the splashes of color from the flowers that whisper to me about the flowers the spring will bring and I can't help but smile. Even when it's 40 below outside. Seeing the sun shine through the stained glass leaving color patterns around the room makes even a cold winer day feel warmer. :-)

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