It was a bit of a marathon day! Seven hours to change the glass in my windows at Galerie Old Chelsea,and then at il Primo Restaurant. I think I earned my glass of wine this evening...and since I had no energy left to cook, we had an excellent take-away meal prepare by il Primo's chef Coady. I am looking forward to a quiet day in my workshop tomorrow.
These two yellow ribbons were dropped off today for a Wounded Warrior fund raiser which will be held on Tuesday. The first one is called Wounded Warrior. The crack in the heritage glass plate symbolizes the visible and invisible wounds borne by many of our returning troops. Like our returning troops, while the stress of the heat from the soldering iron created a significant change, the damage can be recognized and appreciated as their contribution in service to our country. The second piece is called Safe Home. ‘Safe Home’ is a traditional Irish farewell which expresses a sincere wish for the traveler to return safely from their travels. This yellow ribbon, set in a heritage glass plate, conveys support for families and friends who are awaiting the safe return of their loved ones from service to our country.
Two Cheeky Roses - A commission for a new client here in Ottawa. These two pieces were designed to fit in front of two side-by-side windows in a house in the Glebe constructed in the 1930's. The client is a big fan of Rene Macintosh and asked for this design, based on a larger piece I made a couple of years ago. The glass provides complete privacy while letting in the light and colour from outside.