A Poem. (Almost by Edward Lear…)

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

In a beautiful pea green boat…

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She took some flashed glass (which cost plenty of cash)

That would cut like butter, she hoped.

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She pictured a night sky and picked up her pencil,

Drew some curves and filled them with stars.

Then she took up her knife and cut out a stencil.

To prepare for the blast with Ed’. Ta.

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Big Ta! Big Ta!

A lovely sky blasted with stars.

 

Debbie then said to Ed’, you generous man.

Of your machine I would like a loan.

Go ahead Debbie, but keep the grit flow steady.

Remember, it’s used to cutting stone!

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So she blasted away. The results were “hey-hey”

And she took them back home to the shed.

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She then picked up her cutter. Produced shapes with no clutter

And gave them a quick coat of paint.

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Of paint. Of paint.

The layers she added with paint.

 

Then the kiln does its cooking. (Watch the time Deb, no schmucking!!)

Clean the bench and get ready for glue.

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Once the program is done, wash and clean, get the gun.

Position carefully. Step back and say “phew”.

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You then leave this to set. And some grout go and get.

The finishing touches she’ll be making soon.

Whatever she wishes, some wriggly wee fishes

And of course a shot blasted moon.

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A moon. A moon.

On a wire it dances. The moon.

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The End

A wonderful commission for an engagement come house-warming for Jenny and Joshua.

Constructed using glass and glue in an applique technique.

Hand-rolled and flashed glass used for the painting and shot-blasting.

Thanks to Ed’ Waller at Able Memorials for use of his blast cabinet.

Thanks to brother Dunc’ for help fettling the base.

Thanks to Gill and Nigel for the commission.

 

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About debbiesshed

My blog is all about the stained glass projects I get up to in my shed. I promise to post regularly with fresh and beautiful jobs. Thanks for looking.
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One Response to A Poem. (Almost by Edward Lear…)

  1. Linda Brameld says:

    As always…..Simply stunning! I feel another commission coming on!!

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