Monday, January 4, 2010

Enamored with Glass - part #5

A scrappy heart of glass.
Making the fused pendants I took the scraps and tossed
them into a heart mold. It's not very pretty, but
sometimes our heart isn't very pretty and needs to be cleaned.

A much prettier heart of glass from Murano, Italy.
It reminds me of a swirl of stars in the constellation.

My son reminded me of a song called Heart of Glass by Blondie.
I was going to add the link, but didn't like the lyrics.
Now the tune is caught in my head.

Sometimes it does feel like we have a heart of glass when it is broken.
Have you ever had a broken heart?


Kamana said...

i have. once. i don't think its ever fully healed.

Cathy said...

More times than I like to think about. I think your heart ornament is wonderful. It's handmade and precious.

Angela McRae said...

Oh yes, yes, yes -- and those are the times in life I learned the most, interestingly enough! So your "scrappy heart" is especially meaningful to me! Love it!

Adrienne said...

Ah, yes - but when it healed and was whole again it was stronger, and wiser and felt SO much better!

parTea lady said...

Many, many times, but it's amazing how resilient a heart can be.

I like your glass hearts.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

What pretty hearts...and thought provoking question...the answer is "yes" - but like others have said, that's when we've learned the most...and I like Par-tea lady's comment - It's amazing how resilient a heart can be.

Thanks for sharing!
Donna (IA)

Relyn said...

I've been so busy doing nothing much that I haven't been around to visit my friends in too long. So, though my wishes are late, I mean them with my whole heart. May your year be filled with laughter. May all your surprises be happy ones. May you remember to count your blessings. May you know each day how very much you are loved. Happy new year, my friend.

Tracy said...

Hi, Marylin! Happy New Year! Great to be back from our Christmas trip and catching up with you & everyone in blogland... Heart broken, oh yes. A few times. But with forgiveness and love, a heart heals. I love the art glass of Murano--breathtaking! Wishing you all the very best of love, peace & joy in 2010! :o)

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Ah lovely hearts!

I think I have broken a heart, and have certainly had mine broken.
These images inspire me makes me think that from the scraps of the broken heart we put together a stronger, more colorful,joyful heart. Like your lovely, scrappy heart of glass!

Happy new year!

ARKerns said...

Loved happening upon your blog... and yes, I've had a broken heart. Seems like it's been broken for a long time, but the Lord is healing it, in His time.

Mary said...

My heart was actually shattered by someone else way back when, but after it healed I realized it was my own fault and became a stronger person. Little cracks have come and then thankfully resealed themselves......such as when each of my parents died, when my kids did stupid things, when I had to say goodbye to my kitty after she shared my home and warmed my heart for 21 years. One picks up the pieces and starts over, it's the only way.

Have a happy heart Marilyn, may it long stay healthy.