Monday, January 31, 2005

Old, broken, weathered glass

90% of this was collected from Bagdad, CA; the opaque colored ceramic is from the site of an old cafe along the Ridge Route (around the foundation of what was once Kelly's.)

(shot from underneath)

It will be mosaic'd into...something; I am considering painting the underside of some transparent glass pieces with small designs in white enamel, so light will have that to reflect against and show the color of the glass piece, where in areas without enamel on the underside, it will take on the color of the grout, which will certainly be a saturated or dark color. I don't know for sure, I have not done this before.

I think I need more glass, too; I'll go to a thrift store and buy some olive or amber horribleness to destroy.

I won't use all these colors together — that would be terrible.
The white ceramic and the coke-bottle green (upper right) would look lovely in blood-red cement...and maybe a few small pices of black. Perhaps black glass beads arranged in a few tendrils.

Why do I have to go to work today when the hardware store is just down the street.


At 1:33 PM, Julie

(Lazy man's P.S.)

In the upper-left corner, you can see a few pieces with printing, and also an object that pretty much appears to be a pink porcelain ear.

It was the proudest moment of my life back when I found it at Bagdad the first time, and was able to look at it a moment and say to Scott, "'s a human ear, all right."

And he didn't get it.

(I forgave him eventually, but still.)

At 7:47 PM, stef

That lavender glass is quite lovely.

At 1:11 PM, Julie

Yeah! I hope someday I can find a nice reddish-brownish colored glass item at a thrift store to purchase, bring home, and smash to go with it.

At 6:50 PM, what's_my_line?

Aside from your stylish commentary, the best part of your blog is the awsome photographs!

At 9:58 PM, Julie

Thank you quite a bit, what's my line! I appreciate your patronage.


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