Yay, an update! (Now that I finally have something to say!) And a new piece of stained glass to share!
Actually, I'd been looking forward to posting this for a while. (Since this one took a long time, and a great deal of effort, to make.) I've always had a great love for the novel Don Quijote
by Miguel de Cervantes. So, some time ago, I made up my mind to make a pair of windows depicting some rendition of the famous windmill scene
from that book.
I began by making this window about two years ago:Don Quijote
which simply portrayed Quijote and Rocinante, and really turned out to be one of my very favorite pieces that I've made.
My original plan was to then make a panel with the windmills to balance off the original. However, this fell through when I realized I didn't have enough glass to make the ground. (The sheet I used turned out to be an "uncat" -- in other words an sheet of uncategorized glass made by mistake. Hence, one of a kind.)
So, since the two pieces clearly wouldn't match, my plan changed. In the end, I used the windmill pattern I had set aside for this set, extracted the Quijote from the pattern of the first piece, and inserted him as a silhouette into the new one. I think it turned out better because, while the windmills themselves would have only worked as part of a pair, both windows can now stand on their own:Tilting at Windmills (new)
I plan on taking a better photo later, when I have more sufficient light behind it, but I was so excited with the fact that I finally finished it -- and that I'm especially pleased with the way it turned out -- I had to post it right away.