Friday, January 16, 2015

Grapefruit and dandelions

Yay -- I'm caught up again! Yesterday we were challenged to take no more than 15 minutes to make a picture of something we hadn't eaten.  I started the day by making some circles for another couple of projects (previous post), but then we had quite a plumbing emergency at home, and I never managed to get to my powder.

Poor Matt is under the kitchen sink as I write this -- trying to replace the completely dead garbage disposal unit. And this is after helping me with hours of clean up last night and this morning following a flooded bathroom! He is certainly earning his hubby points!

Fortunately, I managed to get everything cleaned up in time to play with powder a little. :o)

The first thing I attempted was my 15 minute drawing of something I ate yesterday. I chose a grapefruit for this exercise. I was not entirely successful, clearly I need to improve on shading (and other things)!

Here is my pathetic little grapefruit:

I am happier with my piece for today's challenge. We have been encouraged to make three glass powder pictures of something white over the next three days. I have seen some beautiful pictures of dandelions done by other glass artists and have been longing to make one myself. I confess to being more than a little bit intimidated, however.

Despite that, I pulled out a big ol" piece of white opalescent glass and went to work.  Next time I need to use a smaller piece of glass, because I ended up with a giant dandelion that pretty much covered the whole sheet. Quite a bit bigger than something I would want to save and fire  :op   That said, I actually like what I came up with.

Here is my monster of a dandelion:

I think I've learned a few things and am looking forward to tomorrow!



  1. gorgeous drawing, just love the delicateness

  2. Thank you, Gerda! This is my favorite so far. I'm very slow at learning to draw :oP