Color is a plastic means of creating intervals… color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony.

— Hans Hofmann

Category Archives: The Glass Heap

Stuff with glass.

Putting it All (or at Least Thing #7) Together

I think I’ve covered enough tiles, so I’ve begun assembling Thing #7. In other news, I’ve added a sub-blog to showcase the brilliant ideas of others.  Check it out: Fates Guild: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook … Continue reading

Pieces of Seven

Here is set number 2 of crochet-covered tiles that will some day be Thing #7. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Tell a friend

The Road to Lucky #7 or Trial and Error

It’s taken a rather long time (in Tina Reckoning) to get the ball rolling on Thing #7.  The first step is to cover small glass tiles in tiny crochet.  Being a big fan of making things harder than they need … Continue reading

6 of 100; and a Start to 7

Number 6 is another glass piece.  In addition to Jan Titus’s stained glass scraps, this one uses ribbon yarn, African trade Xmas beads, mercerized cotton and glass mosaic tiles. Thing #7 is going to take a little longer to make.  … Continue reading

5 of 100

I like this one better in full light.  It has a little (and I mean little, I would never compare myself…) Frank Lloyd Wright to it when you can’t see the colors in the ribbon. Digg this post Recommend on … Continue reading

2, 3, and 4 of 100

My best friend’s mom was an amazing stained glass artist.  She had an incredible eye for great glass and was a masterful craftswoman.  When she died, the glass in her collection was up for grabs.  I knew I wouldn’t take … Continue reading