Monday, January 30, 2012

In The Studio Today

I always feel very lucky on days like today. I'm lucky that I get to play away in my little studio and watch the snow fall and the light filter through the windows and reflect on the quiet while the boys are out and the husband is at the office. On days like these, I know for certain that I have chosen the right path for myself. Yes indeed, there is no place I'd rather be than right here.

I hope you are where you really want to be today.

xxoo Penny

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New In My Studio

Hi! Just thought I would share a pic of my latest studio project. I made a few of these windows/glass art wall hangings for some Holiday shows that I did this year and they sold well. Trouble was, the original intent when I made them was to hang them in my little studio for some added colour but people started asking me to make them for sale instead.

This week, I finally had time to make the one below just for me (and anyone who visits:), and started a few others for the shop. They are mixed pieces using a fused glass image in the centre, surrounded by stained glass which has been assembled using lead came. I'm thinking it's pretty much spring themed so perhaps I'll aim to have a few by end of February.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shop Update: Updating my Classics

I have been busy updating the shop this week! While I haven't got around to photographing and listing my all new products (coming soon!) I have been able to list some favourites and best-sellers which I have re-vamped in all NEW colours.

First, my best-selling dandelion pendants are now being offered in serene soothing shades (but don't worry the brights can still be found here too:)
Soothing Shades:

I've also re-vamped my classic Ginkgo pendants in all NEW colours and made them 1 inch pendants (they used to be 1.25 inches and I wanted them to be a little more delicate:

These pendants are available in sets in my shop as well and make great bridesmaids gifts and wedding favours (just sayin). Drop by anytime, it's always nice of you to visit:) Penny

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Just Thinking.......About Sylvia Plath

I was doing some research on a writing project lately, and came across this poem by Sylvia Plath. How it brought me back to my school days....... I know it's not exactly the "love and hearts" type of Valentine's day themed goodness I shared the other day, but a reminder of just how it feels to be in love, or to have lost love, or to feel the madness of love.

I love the haunting melody of the poem and how it expresses the emptiness and sadness of the subject so clearly. Sigh.

Thought I would Share:

Mad Girl's Love Song

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)
The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)
God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan's men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)
I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)”
― Sylvia Plath

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I'm getting all gusshy about Valentine's Day. Lame, I know. But yet, I'm a sucker for anyday that celebrates love and sweethearts. I've been lucky enough to have had 17 Valentine's Days with my guy and I'm so looking forward to at least 50 more:) Here are a few new Valentine's inspired pieces NEW in the shop today: