Spring brought me a present! A coincidence of the angle and intensity of light shining through the butterfly bevel in the 'Stay A While' panel in my living room window created this amazing light effect on the dining room wall, even more precious, as the effect lasted only a few moments and then it was gone.
I returned from Halifax yesterday and spent most of today in my workshop creating 'Sprinkle', another in my Heritage Series. The centre is a lovely bowl which was flattened in the kiln. Because the sides of the bowl were quite steep and high, the outer edge is raised, almost like a small 'wave'. I used coins to raise the cut pieces of glass to align with the bowl at the right level and was really pleased with the result. This is, however, becoming a lesson-learned and was a repeat of a problem I had last December. The 'wave' at the edge of this piece reacted to the heat of the solder and cracked most of the way around the circle. It is still a gorgeous little piece - I just have to decide whether to keep it for myself or display it for sale.
I seem to dream of spring and clear skies during long, stormy winter days, and we have had a few of them this month. I finished the month by spending two full days at a 'painting on glass' class at Stained Glass Stuff with a guest instructor. This has given me some new techniques to integrate into my glass to add detail and texture without adding break lines. Let's see where that takes me over the next few months.