Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Valentine for My Mother

I always post a few new glass hearts for Valentine's Day and this year I have been running behind due to the complications of life.   I started writing my blog a few years ago so my mother could see a little of what I was doing since she could no longer travel to visit me.  She died somewhat unexpectedly over the Christmas holidays, and I have been trying to come to terms with this loss.  

 I think my mother really would have liked the new direction my glass is taking. She loved the gemstone flowers of Faberge at the Virginia Museum of Art and the glass botanicals of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and this passion has definitely influenced the evolution of my style.

Thank you, Mother, for exposing me to such beautiful things.  These Valentine hearts are for you.