Sunday, April 26, 2009

Peace Dove ~ Art Inspires Art

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My husband's Aunt presented him with this hand painted Peace Dove with the Cross this past Christmas. He'd seen it hanging on her wall and fell in love with it. Since she was turning 70 years old on the birthday they share in April, he decided as his first Stained Glass item he'd make all on his own, he'd recreate the art into his own interpretation and present it to her for her 70th Birthday gift.

First, he selected his glass -
Second, he took the photo of the painted art and printed it off on an 8x10 paper and assigned numbers to each piece. He would then need to cut this puzzle like paper and tape it to the glass so it was cut precise.

After cutting each piece of glass, he then used copper to cover the edge of each piece of glass. If you look closely enough in this photo below, you can see the copper edging. After all glass pieces are edged with the copper, it's all put together and push pins are used to keep it in place while he uses the solder gun to apply the solder.
With the solder applied, he attached the chain and it's ready to hang in the window.
This is a close up view! His Aunt fell in love with it!
It was his first attempt, and he's never had any professional lessons; just my daughter showing him a few things. He wants to pursue this in the fall by taking classes.

I'm so proud of his first piece! ;)

Happy Monday~

~CC Catherine


marty39 said...

Oh CC it is just stunning. He did such a fabulous job and I'm sure when the light comes through it that it is breathtaking. What a special gift. Now they both have the precious Dove. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia said...

Hat's off to your hubby, he created a beautiful piece of art! I bet his aunt is thrilled. Great Post my friend, Cindy

Linda said...

Wow! I am so impressed - that is gorgeous! Linda

Jadehollow said...

He did an excellant job.. It's Beautiful and looks exactly like his Aunts painting. I can't believe this was his first piece WoW! I'm looking forward to seeing the awesome things he'll be doing after those classes. Priceless and Precious Treasure I'm sure his Aunt will surely Love and Cherish. Thanks for sharing your Husbands gifted talent with us.
Have a Great Week.

bj said...

OMGoodness...this is a BEAUTIFUL piece. He did so so good, Catherine. I am so impressed....his first piece looks so beautiful, what will it be like when he takes classes !! Great job.
I worked a little with stained glass a few years back and just loved it. I may just take it up again sometime. Thanks for the inspiration !
xo bj

DesignTies said...

Your husband did a great job on the stained glass piece. Such a special and meaningful gift for his aunt -- I'm sure she'll treasure it :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Anonymous said...

WHat a wonderful gift for your hubby to make for his Aunt- I am sure she loved the gift!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is gorgeous, Catherine. What a wonderfully thoughtful gift!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Catherine! That's absolutely amazing that this is his first piece! WOW! That looks professionally done. I'm speechless.

I love all the Christian symbols in the piece... the dove, the cross, and the triangle representing the Trinity. It's just awesome, and I know his aunt must be thrilled. Can't wait to see future creations.



Chandy said...

CC, my FIL does stain glass art as well! He loves it!

Your hubby's first pieces looks great and with classes, it can only get better... ;-)

Deb said...

I love it, your husband is a natural...can't wait to see his next project

Laura said...

How pretty and what a b eautiul blog you have.

Enjoyed visiting this morning.


Jillian said...

Wow! nice nice nice!

Thank you for letting me know the items arrived. Glad you liked the French song book...I thought it was unique!

Karen said...

WOW CC! Tell him he did really good! What a nice piece! I can imagine how tickled his Aunt must be.
Big Hugs. Karen

Claudie said...

Hi Dear Friend
Your hubby did a great job. I have always admired stain glass, and the work of art that goes into each and every piece. Lucky Aunty for having him.
Have a great Monday
Love Claudie

angela | the painted house said...

Thank you for your comment on the fun blue chair over at The Painted House!

That is a beautiful stained glass piece.

Nice to meet you! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

WOW! CC, that is absolutely beautiful! What an amazing piece of art he created, and without instruction! Thank you for sharing this. laurie

Linda said...

Wow what a great job he did on the first try!
That is lovely, great sentiment too.
Linda Q

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well you should be proud of him! that's a fabulous first effort -- in fact, that's a fabulous stained glass project, no matter if it's a first effort or a 20th.
Beautiful. Lucky aunt!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Very lovely!

Lisa (aka) French said...

CC this is wonderful and how great he has found something to spend time doing that he enjoys!! Hugs dearest one French;)

prof en retraite said...

Oh CC...This is just gorgeous! Your hubby did such a great job! Unbelievable that it was his first! I am sure his aunt will just love it!!! Have a great week...hugs...Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just beautiful, CC. Your husband is quite artistic! Wonderful post! :-D


Tammy518 said...

Wow, he did a great job! What a neat hobby to pick up.