Monday, August 6, 2007

People in glass house




People in glass houses well you know the rest LOL.

This weekend I decided to finally do myself a glass house book (yes I know; obessed with houses LOL).

I bought a kit years ago from some great people in Bakersfield California; Tom and Romona Ashman, they taught a square version of this book at Art N Soul years ago. Since I couldn't go (and I just had to do it) I made the other square one for a dear friend and still hadn't done one for myself.




And so; the House glass shaped book. It is made from copper plumbers tape and I found it very hard on the hand to cut and bend to make the spine, but here it is. I hope you like it!





Jen

26 comments:

NessH said...

Jen this is just amazing...u never cease to amaze and inspire me...

thanks for sharing
Ness

Night Owl Designs said...

Amazing idea :-)

Julie H said...

This is wonderful! It begs to be picked up examined and opened very carefully ...

Natalie B said...

Jen this is awesome!! So clever you are :-) Love it and wish like Julie I could pick it up and look closely at it.

Gretz said...

Hi Jen,

Dyingto see this one in person too. I saw the last one you made. I remember Tim fondling the spine of that one!

;-)

Dawnie said...

Like it...I LOVE it. I saw the glass book you made for JVO which was AWSOME.There is something about glass and metal being married together that is just so stunning.The shape is the icing on the cake.
Super piece JC.
Thankyou for sharing

Prawnface xxx

Sharon said...

Jen, you've done it again ... this is magnificent! I'm amazed everytime I visit your blog. Thank you for sharing such wonderful creations with us. :D

Judy said...

The glass house book is sooooo awesome!

alice k. said...

Oh, this is just fabulous! You have such unusual materials on hand - very inspiring!

kelsey said...

I too remember the one you made for Julie, think that was the first time I met you, at Julie's place...remember? Gorgeous piece Jen, done in your own inimitable style!

Gail said...

Amazing work as usual Jen. You are so inspirational.

Jane P said...

Would love to see this in the flesh- another beautiful creation!!!

Linda Lynch said...

OMG Jen! This is the one, you truly are something girl! I just love this and can't wait to see it, hold it, and open it. How are ya gonna top this one???? :-)

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the book Jen, the spine looks fabulous.

Jamie said...

Like it? I LOVE it! I am itching to see the inside too. Your work is awesome Jen! Love, Jamie

lori said...

oh how beautiful!

Suzan-- said...

GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT!! THE house shape really sets it off!!

Suzan
thriftycollageartist

Susan Tuttle said...

This book is just gorgeous Jen!! What a novel idea for a kit. I love the imagery!

It gets me thinking out of the box--I've been working on a piece on a flat canvas and feel really stuck--I think I need to go in a new direction. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan
xox

Kim Logan said...

Jen this is such a beautiful piece...you should teach how to do it..I'd come..!!!

Jo Wholohan said...

Goodness Jen YOU are amazing :))
This is beautiful, i LOVE the idea of the glass, fantastic!!!!

azirca said...

Hi Jen
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my work.
I have been looking at your art and it is very inspirational, I adore your little house themed works especially your 'try anything once' piece, the rusty iron frame is wonderful.
Would you mind if I linked to your blog?

Gisele said...

As others have commented I would love to actually see this in person...it just looks so inviting!
Have you seen the new book by Angela Cartwright & Sarah Fishburn "In this House"? Believe me it's worth getting!

Debbi Baker said...

Oh my goodness Jen - this is awesome! Your work is so detailed and so perfect - you inspire me (and a lot of others!) no end!

Sarah said...

wow this is absolutely stunning!!! I love it thanks for the inspiration

Heather Robinson said...

This is one of those pieces that just stun me. It is incredible!

catharinas-love said...

What a wonderful project !
I love it very much .
Rini the Netherlands