Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Minis

A Small Grove of Trees

Over the weekend, I completed the work on three small sushi dishes. One of these will be my entry in the miniatures portion of The Lines Into Shapes Show in Estes Park. After looking at all of them, I decided the one that looks the most like A Grove of Trees will be my submission for the miniature category. A Small Grove of Trees, pictured above, became the obvious choice.

Each of these are approximately 4" square. And I used some of my favorite Bullseye glasses for these dishes.

The runners up are:


This one reminds me a little of An Arrow in the Forest, only without the arrow. I love the green hues in this, however, I kept coming back to the one that more closely resembled A Grove of Trees.

Autumn Strings

As I was working on designs for the minis, Dan thought it would be fun if I worked on a collection of the straight stringers, lining them up. I started with that and just wasn't feelin' it, so I mixed it all up and included some of the vitrigraphs I had created. I'm pleased with the look and layering.

These are the minis. I think they are cute and fun. Now I hope others will find them appealing and consider adding them to their art glass collections.

May all of you have a wonderful week of creativity!


Anonymous said...

Very sweet, I like them!

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

All three are wonderful! Tranquility speaks to me the most of the three. I'm not sure why, it just does.

Hearttohearts said...

those are great! I really love the one with the stringers. It looks so fun

Janelle Goodwin said...

Interesting, Kathleen. A Small Grove of Trees has a craftsmany look to it (as in 1920's style) which is so appealing. And for some reason, Autumn reminds me of Pollack. I was just wondering if candles could be placed on these pieces, or are they too curved?

T.L. Anderson said...

Excellent, beautiful works! I
can't help but like them. I also
seem to have a craving for sushi
now! Peace.
Take care,

Karen said...

They're all wonderful! The one in the middle especially reminds me of the sushi itself (in its design).

I love Janelle's candle idea!! (good gifts!) :)

pippijewelry said...

They are all lovely, but Tranquility is my favorite, too. I love the subdued, earthy colors of the stripes, and the band of small stripes going the other direction gives it nice movement.
Good luck with your show!

Holly said...

Autumn Strings is fabulous!!!!!

loriann said...

Wow! "Autumn Strings" feels like reflections in water with all those fallen leaves.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Linda! I think they are cute.

Hi Sandy. Thank you. Tranquility is one I'm partial to also, I think A Small Grove of Trees is best suited for the miniatures at Estes.

Thanks Sophie, Autumn Strings was fun to make.

Oh Janelle! I soooo appreciate your insight. And I am very flattered that you think Small Grove looks like the craftsman style...one of my favorites! Now I want to do more in that vein. Yes, you can definitely place a candle on them...great idea!

Thanks TL. I enjoy your feedback and you've made me chuckle at the thoughts of sushi!

Hi Karen. Thanks for your feedback and I too enjoy Janelle's candle idea...I think they'd make great accents for candles.

Thanks so much Pippi! I appreciate it.

Hey there Holly! Thanks! :)

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Loriann! I like your thoughts about Autumn Strings. Thanks!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Oooooh, these are great! I love Small Grove of Trees and the one just below it. Are there more in this series?

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Sharmon! Thanks. I do plan on doing more; had great fun creating small works like these.

Sue Furrow said...

Hey Kathleen, Your glass work is beautiful and the Necklace just below is gorgeous! Wishing You lots of luck and a fun time!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hey Sue! Thanks so much. Been missing you, glad to see your posts. :)

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

I think you made a wise choice! But I'm also drawn very much to Tranquility. The narrow strip of horizontal lines was a great touch! First thing I thought of was a piano keyboard.

gaffergirls.com said...

Kathleen these are so colorful and pretty....

hope you're having a wonderful weekend
mona & the girls

K S Jewellery Designs said...

Oh Kathleen, these little dishes are just fab. Do you sell them - if so where? I can't decide which is my favourite, they are all so lovely.
Kristin :)

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Deborah! I like your take on tranquility.

Hey Mona! Thanks.

Hi Kristin. Right now the only one that is available is 'A Small Grove of Trees' and that is at the show in Estes Park. I do plan on making more as the response has been great. I'll keep you posted as others are completed. Thanks.

Lola D said...

WOOOO! I love these sushi plates! I don't eat it, but the plates are delicious!

Lola D