As a result of being a member of StainedGlassville, the PREMIER website for glass artists, our illustrious host Gary spread the word about a self publishing website called LULU.COM. Several other members who are hugely talented design artists have also created pattern books that are currently for sale on Lulu.com. If you haven't checked this site out please do.
But I digress, it occurred to me that since I particularly enjoy designing, and animals seem to be my design subjects of choice I put together a compilation of dog breeds. The book is called "Pinnacle Pups" Best of Show 2008 and the link to preview it is: http://www.lulu.com/browse/preview.php?fCID=4400661
This book contains the top 10 dog breeds for the year 2008, plus a few that are not in the top ten but that I'm particularly fond of. Some are dogs I've grown up with, friends dogs and our current breed of choice, The American Staffordshire Terrier. I certainly hope that everyone enjoys these patterns just as much as I enjoyed creating them. I'd like to think that they are some of the more realistic depictions of the dog breeds that have ever been created in stained glass.
If you have a Paypal account (if you don't, sign up for one it's easy and free)you may purchase these patterns. The widget should take you to my Paypal account where you can purchase the pattern of your choice. What you will receive: I will email to you one colored copy of the pattern, along with one black and white numbered copy. It is up to you to have the pattern enlarged to whatever size is easiest for you to work with. "One caveat..these patterns may be used for personal use only, I'd prefer that they not be used for commercial use or marketed as your own finished works." That being said, I hope you enjoy seeing these patterns! Pisces Glass Works
I've been working with stained glass for 20+ years or so. In the beginning I took a class through our local recreation department. That got me hooked! For awhile I made beautiful stained glass objects for my friends and family as gifts.
After going through some life changes I decided that I needed to go back to my art. And now I have a beautiful shop/retail facility at my home. I teach classes and enjoy seeing how delighted my students are with their very first piece of stained glass.
I have made a transition to designing my own patterns and am able to design and create some very intricate designs using Glass Eye 2000.
I feel that I can design just about anything that a customer could want and truly enjoy creating something unique and unusual.
I hope that you enjoy your visit to my blog. And if you are interested in classes or having something commissioned, please feel free to call me at 207.653.2245.