Our challenge, light and darkness, at
to all who entered in spite of holiday preparations
and general stress.
I have a hybrid piece today, showing the Nebra sky disc -
an ancient disc made of bronze and gold, and the oldest depiction
of the cosmos, dating back to 1600 BC.
It was found in Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, by treasure
hunters, and after being illegally sold several times
for astronomical prices it was brought into state property after
a night time raid on dealers who were about to sell it again.
You can read more details here
The background was painted with black gesso, the stars are from
Mischief circus and the image courtesy of Wikipedia. I am
also linking to Paint Party Friday
This morning we had a wonderful sky with the pale yellow
sun rising through the clouds:
Ad now for some more of my glass, hope you
are not all bored to tears by now.
First some small pieces; the largest one at the back is about 3" high.
I made these, too, at the glass blowing course,
and as you can see I did not get them straight:
This is an antique jug that my husband bought for me many years ago -
I love the patina:
This little flask is made of glass which is made to look like
stone, and is called stone glass:
This vase is very tiny, less than 2 inches tall and made of very thin
speckled glass, and was also a present from my husband:
One of my visitors asked if I still had my first bird -
yes, here it is:
These are elegant cut glass vases, but not really my faves:
This speckled and very thick glass vase is from the
1970s, they made a lot of cool stuff:
This was another wedding present, and again, not really a fave:
More wedding presents, and we got 24 of each sort.
Also not my faves!
These tea glasses were a present from a Turkish student,
and I love the colour:
More small pieces:
And more vases from the 70s again, rather huge, and standing on
the top of the book shelf, which explains the strange angle:
This is a fun piece with nice colours:
There's still more to come, but not today!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!