Design of the Month · February 2014

  • Purple Irises

    "Purple Irises"

    This is the third article by Hana Kanbour. To read about her background, see the November 2013 Design of the Month article.

    Flowers and the color of flowers are an important part of my work, especially irises and orchid dhalias which I frequently portray in my windows. I collect pictures of beautiful flowers and keep them as inspiration for future designs, and the design featured here was inspired by photographs of purple irises. I brought in one photograph as a background, traced it using the drawing tools in Glass Eye 2000, and added leaves. I then did the same with a second and third photograph, and finally arranged the composition. In doing so I used the Rotate command to change the angles of the shapes. Getting the composition just the way I wanted took time but I'm pleased with the result!

    ~ Hana Kanbour

    About the artist

    Hana Kanbour

    Hana Kanbour is an artist from Iraq. She especially enjoys ceramics, painting on glass, painting on fabric, macramé, enameling and jewelry making. She has Bachelor's in Education with an emphasis in home economics and nutrition. She works on analysis and standards for foods as part of the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC). Hana also loves gardening, both indoors and outdoors. She feels that life would be meaningless without art and nature. You are invited to visit Hana's Facebook page or to send her an email.

    This pattern may be used to make one or more artworks for sale or personal enjoyment. This pattern may be printed for personal use only and may not be sold or given away in printed or electronic form.

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