This is the third of the path series. This path represents troubled times to me. The red indicated the hotness of life not going according to my plan. The white footsteps in the path show Jesus carrying me, sometimes against my will. The roughness of the bark shows my rebellious nature. But, behind it all the Glory of God in light shows thru. He again will get my stubborn person there, back to peace and love, if only I will let go and let GOD!
one year ago, my middle son married his sweet Erin. This was the dress I wore. The earrings and necklace were made (by me) to go with the dress. So much changed, starting with that wedding. I retired in June from teaching. Sold our house, moved to the city, have two new grandchildren and started a new job I love. Now, back into glass, hoping to turn it into more than a hobby.
There were multiple steps in creating Prayer Time one in fused glass. I fused the tree, water, and rocks for the path along with lots of green for the leaves on the tree first. Then, on plain white, I placed the pieces that I had fused first and and more elements. Lots of learning about pieces already contoured fused and then tack fused the second time.
Prayer time 2 is about times being good, even, stable, maybe not content ( hoping I get there!) and color that represents feelings of searching for God's purpose in my life.
Several years ago, during what felt like very troubled times to me, I would wake up at night and not be able to get back to sleep. I'd plan, and pray, mind going so fast it couldn't settle down. I'd finally feel like I needed comfort and would 'walk the path' to the 'lake' and 'sit on the bench'. At the bench, I'd find comfort. Talking (usually that means complaining/whining) to Jesus. Eventually, I'd fall back to sleep.
Several weeks ago, there was an announcement at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth for their Art Show. It's for traditional art, and glass is not normally considered traditional. But, I feel compelled to enter some pieces. The first piece I thought I should try to do in art was the Prayer Path. This is version one.
Learning about fused glass. Inspired by Murano Glass in Venice.