So here is my entry for the 2010 Glass Challenge!
Part of the focus of the challenge was to be green by using some recycled object in the peice. I choose to use canning jar lids and a glass refrigerator box lid.
When this challenge came along, I knew right away I was going to use those items in some sort of piece. I started laying out the glass...moving the lids this way and that. Scooting the cover here and there. Pretty soon I realized that the best way this thing was going to lay out was with a big open area. No worries. I was pretty sure I could come up with something to put there.
So as I'm putting together my item, I was thinking about all the meals that came from the goodness put in those canning jars. Canned tomatoes, jams and jellies, veggies off all kinds or how about canned meat? In the days those type of jars were used...lots of things were canned. That was just how life was. Grandma, Mom and daughter in the kitchen working as one to feed the family.
Nothing makes me happier than to cook up a big meal for my family. Face it, most family memories are created around food. In the kitchen, at the dinner table, or during family holidays...anytime a group of people get together...Food is involved.
I tried to decide what to put in the open area. I knew I wanted to etch something in there but what? I brought piece to work and asked my coworkers for ideas. One of them came up with/found the saying "Meal and Memories Made Here" PERFECT!
I love absolutely everything about this piece. It just evokes a warm fuzzy feeling in me. I can't wait to hang it permanently in my kitchen.
Glass is very difficult to photograph well. I hope you can see the item well enough to get the same warm fuzzy feeling I got from it!
Sunset through the glass through the window...
Etching: Meals and Memories Made Here
This is a better picture of the actual color of the glass..more of a Navy Blue than a Cobalt Blue.
Refrigerator Box Lid
Close up the Canning Jar Lids
The piece is made with lead came, copper foil and zinc edging.