Monday, December 7, 2009

Enamored with Glass

This year my word was "Create". In thinking of create I began noticing glass. I thought it would be fun to have my next Monday series called, Enamored with Glass.
Here I am with the first of the series, at the end there will be a give away.
That will take place when I run out of pictures and thoughts on glass.

Glass has a long history.
In prehistoric times it was used as a cutting devise.
The word glass was developed during the Roman Empire.
Glass comes in many forms and colors.

I love the way it reflects the light.
You can see above the same glass knob photographed
against two different colors and it looks like a totally
different glass ball.

The abstract glass I made out of scraps of glass
that fused together in the kiln became one woven together.
It hangs in my tree outside to entertain the birds or is it entertaining me?
I love the varied colors and the reflections of glass.
What do you like about glass?
Is it the beauty, the color, the function, or the way it reflects the light?


Annie Jeffries said...

Light! It is all about the light for me, Marilyn. And when light streams through colored glass and leaves a reflection elsewhere, well, that is just a photo op waiting to happen.

Lovely start for your next Monday series. By the way, if I have not said so, I really like your new profile picture.

Angela McRae said...

I am tempted to just say "yes" to that last question! I think one thing I like about glass is that it is both strong and yet fragile at the same time. I also like the purity of glass, since even when it's colored, you can see through it. Also, I think I've read spiritual applications about how the time in the fire is what gives glass its beauty. I even like the sound of the word itself: "Glass." (I'm such a word nerd!)

Jeanne said...

I too love glass pieces.
Love you

Gayle said...

I love to put colored glass in my windows and let the light shine through.

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful glass objects --- and nice photographed up close.

Create. . .

parTea lady said...

I have carried a little purple glass medallion in my purse for over thirty years. My hubby made it at U of T as part of his studies to be a chemical engineer.

I have a glass collection (love glass baskets) and enjoy the many shapes, colors and functions of glass pieces.

Your abstract glass piece is very nice. I'll look forward to your Monday series.

Dutchbaby said...

I've always loved glass. I love its translucency, clarity and purity of color, and fragility. I also love how it's created from high heat.

"Create Beauty" said...

Hi, I would have to say "amen" to all of the above. Especially the luminosity and reflective qualities. Thanks for sharing! Your history of glass was so interesting! ~ Violet