Today it's Wendy's turn to shine as an artist. She just took her spring break, and boy did she go to town on the fused glass artwork! I love the one featured here. She drew her whimsical Maple tree on clear glass using black glass paint, added lines of black and dark blue stringer and three squares of dichroic glass, then fused it onto a sheet of opaque white glass.
This glass sculpture stands 10" high and 7" wide in a black iron stand. Here's the link to the etsy listing: "Black & White Maple."
JUDY: Passionate about art from childhood, I love both creating art and admiring others' art. I've been a fused glass artist for two years, after teaching high school English for twelve years. I love playing with whimsical designs and free-flowing pieces, such as mosaics, as well as the geometric precision of pieces inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Josef Albers.
WENDY: Art has always terrified me. The
self-inflicted pressures of creating something beautiful, perfect,
meaningful, and forever lasting is quite a toll to measure up to. Art
is often an intimate experience, easily allowing the uneasy feelings of
vulnerability. It is only in this journey of acceptance and finding the
courage to let go that allows that which is within to come forth. In
not only accepting the imperfect but appreciating and fully embracing
it, I am able to move forward with my work, freely relishing the joy
and freedom that creativity yields. It is this perpetual tug-of-war
between the controlled and wild freedom that my work teeters upon. Art
in any form is my passion, and it is my great pleasure to share it with