Monday, September 8, 2008

Front Entry Door for TGA

Carmine, Texas

The front entry to my office provided a challenge -
the door could not be standard size
 due to the existing header.
An Antique English door was found
and modified to fit the opening
and the English glass was repaired for use
while a new insert was designed.
Colors were chosen to compliment
the original TGA logo and
the building the exterior.
The design combines a traditional
focal point inset in a torchere -
with the "ribbon" of color
 adding a contemporary look.
The dragonfly is found in old world
 craftsman design and is a personal favorite.

New Hope United Methodist

Waller, Texas
Christian art often uses symbols
 to illustrate spiritual concepts.
The symbols can be a direct link
to scripture or church history.
In the center of the left window is
the focal point symbol -
A Dove with Olive Branch. A dove represents
the Holy Spirit and the olive branch symbolizes peace.
In the center of the right window are a Chalice,
Bread and Grapes. This represents the Lord’s Supper,
the broken body of Christ, and the blood of redemption.
Each of the windows of New Hope offers symbols
to compliment worship and inspire the congregation.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Whale of a Tail

Ashburn, Virginia

Clients selected an ocean theme with a GST Bevel Series
for a stained glass fireplace screen to compliment
the other nautical items in their living room.
A custom made frame with brass shells for feet,
holds the glass panels in place.
Summer vacations on the Atlantic coast
are not so far away from the winter days
that are warmed by this fireplace.

Palm Trees and Paradise

Houston, Texas

Vacations in Hawaii and a passion for palm trees were
the inspirations behind the window for this
master bathroom. The home had a leaded
glass panel in the original construction,
but after many years of service and -
an incident that damaged a pane or two,
these home owners were ready
for a new look with their new window.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Mariposa Companion Series

Boerne, Texas
The home owner had a pair of existing windows hanging in the transoms of the master bedroom. The windows were brought from his parents home in Virginia and framed to hang independently. The size of the transom called for a set of companion windows to complete the ensemble. Staying with the colors and style of the original windows, the companions offer compliment to the series while maintaining custom design.

A Touch of French Country

Frisco, Texas
This French Country master suite was incomplete without
a window for the master bath. Inspired by the fabric motif,
the colors were matched to the fabric pallet and the design
compliments the French country theme
using the "fluer de lis" and the floral elements.

Water Garden View

Boerne, Texas
The "before" view of the master bath featured a view of the tile roof of the neighbors home. Monet inspired water lilies and dragonflies were chosen for the "after" view using colors of glass that match the homeowners decor and existing art.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Love's Bridge - Captured in Glass

Austin, Texas
These home owners were inspired by a special place.
This project started with a photograph
 and a romantic story....
which then turned into a vision,
then a drawing,
and finally a beautifully unique window.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Grand Arch Entryway

Houston, Texas
 This project began with a series of three interior
windows (shown in the fourth photo) and
was completed with the arch window
 that adorns the top of the front entry of the home.
The home owners selected the glass colors
and clear textures to compliment the exterior
 of the home as well as maintain
the charm and architectural style of the period.