Design of the Month · October 2010

  • Mermaids


    I have designed and constructed several stained glass panels for skylight alcoves. Imagine showering under a skylight where the sun streams onto your body in dabbled colors! The panel shown above is in my own front bathroom and measures 20" by 72".

    The panel is a functional storm window and makes the temperature in our bathroom bearable during the Dallas summer heat. The skylight faces west towards the setting sun, and before its installation the bathroom temperature was unbearable. Now the bathroom has the same temperature as the adjoining bedroom. On my first set of skylight panels I measured the temperature in the skylight alcove both before and after installation of the panel and found that the panel reduced the temperature by 8°. (Beauty and brains, who says they don't go together?)

    Some elements in this design were inspired by Jillian Sawyer's Sea Faeries. Her designs are exquisite. I often base figures in my designs from images found in print, something that is easy to do with Glass Eye 2000. For example, I might scan a photo of a turtle from a library book and then create a design by drawing on top of it. Designing collages of images is a breeze.

    I have my designs printed full-size at one of my local print shops. Someday I hope to have my own large-format printer so that I can do all my work at home.

    ~ Ginny Trueman

    About the artist

    Ginny Trueman

    Ginny Trueman emigrated to America 22 years ago. Family finances precluded her completing her art degree, and she swore that when she was 60 she would pursue her art. Over the years she studied many art forms and now expresses herself in her stained glass hobby/small business. She began creating stained glass panels ten years ago, and for years afterward has created artworks for others as her own window and door space has begun to fill up. She recently completed six 4' x 8' windows for Community Bible Chapel which you can see on her website.

    You may contact Ginny by 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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