Maria emailed me about product availability and attached a picture of one of her windows. I knew you had to see it, so I asked for permission to print her pictures and story. She is so nice. You will love her alternatives to some decorating problems--and her talent for adapting designs. Remember, we learn from each other. Here is her explanation..........
"About ten years ago when I bought my home, I decided not to block my windows with curtains. Instead, I designed Gallery Glass windows for privacy in rooms where it was needed. I am an art teacher and like to "transform" the classics so Waterhouse is in my front window and Botticelli's Venus is in my bathroom. As I said, I'm not a "curtain" gal. I bought large sheets of acrylic at Home Depot, drilled two holes in the top, and hung the sheet from hooks in the bathroom. The advantage of this, is that I can easily remove them if I want a change and, if I ever sell the house (which I doubt since I love it!), I can take my work with me. I did a border of seashells and glass drops on that one. My current project is going to be two mermaids I've drawn (somewhat inspired again by Botticelli). I'm debating about the background because I like the idea of letting the light in with the Crystal Clear. I am retiring now and would love to do a new last project to get my home set for enjoying my time off."
"This is a design of my own creation (after Waterhouse) that I placed in my window over ten years ago; it doubled as an advertisement for my work. It is still there........."
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This is the Bathroom window styled after Botticelli's Venus .
I want to thank Maria. It is wonderful to see the talent that our Glass Painters exhibit. Her creativity has a totally different feel than the Contemporary art that is so prevalent in today's decorating magazines. Her work reminds me of the Tiffany style. I especially love the use of the jewels and shells border around the bathroom panel.
Good job, Maria! We want to see more from you--as you find more time to create during an active, productive retirement,.