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Hi! We wanted to come up with a fun glass project for guild members (join the Guild if you want to participate) to do before the summer is over. If you would like to participate we would like you do to a NEW piece of art for this project so we are going to supply several photos giving you three possible subjects to choose from. We thought it would be interesting to see what different artists would do with the same subject…… both by using different glass techniques and materials…..or by making it very representative, or more impressionistic or abstract……changing the lighting, etc. This project should show that there are lots of ways to be creative with basically the same subject matter…..but all in glass!

The guild members will vote on their favorites in each category. The piece with the most overall votes will win its creator a FREE MEMBERSHIP in our glass guild for next year! The photos will be posted (without artist names to be as fair as possible) in the September newsletter and then you will email your votes to Rae Williamson. The results will be announced at the annual meeting in October and then also posted on the website showing who created each piece.

The first photo is a landscape with a lovely sunrise or sunset, mountains or hills in the mid ground and some really pretty rhododendrons in the foreground.

Image 1: Landscape

The second object (two photos supplied) is a sunflower…….it is a beautiful subject anyway but especially meaningful lately because of the war in the Ukraine. There are lots of ways to play with this one…..and you can add more to the background if you would like….it doesn’t have to just be a sky.

Image 2: Sunflower
Image 2: Sunflower

The third is a fun summer shot of a little rabbit out and about. One thing I would like to point out is how the lighting makes this a strong image….even though the photo is very simple. You can be more creative with the vegetation or background a bit….but must keep the general layout similar to the photo.

You can do more than one of the subjects if you would like. This would also be a good time to maybe try a new glass technique! It can be mosaic, applique, fused, frit painting, enamels…..whatever technique sound like fun to you….and again…it will be fun to see all different the ways these subjects can be done in glass. We hope this inspires you to have fun doing this project and sharing the experience with other guild members.

The deadline to have the photos to Greta Schneider will be August 26th (no late entries accepted) so that we have time to size them and post them in the September newsletter. Please resize images to no more than 600 px in either direction, if possible. Paint (Windows) or Photos (Mac) come with your operating system and can resize your images. There is also a free online image resizer at
Have fun!