Bursting with Orange and Ones: Harmonious House Number

Harmonious House Number by Nutmeg Designs

I am grateful there are people who desire red, orange and yellow house numbers.  This one went to Berkeley, CA.  Their number is gifted with the numeral one in three out of four of the digits.  Ones are both simple to surround in glass, and difficult to join up with neighboring numbers.  The clients queried […]

Aldora: Orange Butterfly Winged Gift of Hope

Aldora: Orange Butterfly by Wayne Stratz.

Stratoz sums up his butterfly impulse: My school only closed once for snow the winter of 2014-15 and it wasn’t till March. What was a biology and horticulture teacher to do. Design a new butterfly suncatcher to bring some hope for spring blooms and their pollinators. Aldora means “winged Gift.” He had an “If then, […]

Do You Dream in Orange?

Dream in Orange by Nutmeg Designs.

Stratoz shared an image of this Dream sign, and one of our clients said she dreams in orange.  I chose blue backgrounds for our previous Dream signs, and I loved the evocation of the sky as part of our dreaming.  But when Stratoz handed over the lettering this time, I wanted orange.  Some readers might […]

Dose of Orange to Keep Your Levels Up

Orange Frame with Zest by Margaret Almon

Getting to Orange: Round Rainbow Mirror in Progress

Getting to Orange.

It’s awesome when clients commission something inspired by my previous work, and taking it even further. This mirror is 20 inches across, and I started gradating the colors in June, and worked on it a bit at a time, for Christmas delivery.  When I got to orange, I had this vision of it taking over […]

Drawing as Meditation


This orange notebook is my reward for getting my tax organizer to the accountant.  I love the way the cover picks up different shades.  In 2004, I took a drawing class at the community college, as part of my year of experimenting with different mediums, on my way to making mosaics.  I was one of […]

Escape Routes Quilt by Marie du Toit

Escape Routes Quilt by Marie du Toit of South Africa. Photo by Wayne Stratz at Pennsylvania Quilt Extravaganza(2014).

Based on the Block of the Month Solstice Quilt by Jinny Beyer.

Mosaic Pendant Basking in Orange


Shop Orange.  

The Same Trees


These leaves remind me of stained glass with colors revealed in detail when the light shines through.  Stratoz took this photo on an autumn walk to the Norristown Farm Park, and it is a wonder that the same tree will go from orange to brown, to bare and then to green and orange again.  Melancholy […]

Collage Meets Glass: Braque and Gemmaux


This piece caught my eye at the Corning Museum of Glass.  It was mounted in front of a lightbox and the colors of glass emerged in glowing layers.  Before I started making mosaics, I made collages with magazine paper and the Gemmail technique is like having those scraps of paper turn to glass.  Artist Jean […]

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