Friday, April 29, 2016

Kasia Mosaics Summer Retreat

More Than a Workshop 

 


This is a unique opportunity for fans of Kasia’s stained glass mosaic art and technique as well as those who love nature and the outdoors as much as Kasia and her partner Kyle do. This retreat combines learning a new approach to stained glass mosaics as well as exploring and enjoying some of the local favorites when it comes to sightseeing in the foothills of Colorado.  Visit the new Kasia Mosaics Classes Website to register, to see the potential time line, hotel suggestions etc.  If you have any other questions, please email kpolkowska@gmail.com

http://www.kasiamosaicsclasses.com/course/colorado-mosaic-retreat-summer-2016/

 

Here Is What Kasia and Kyle Have Planned

 

Students fly into Denver, Colorado on a Wednesday July 6th in time for the Welcome Dinner in the Kasia Mosaics Denver Studio surrounded by lots of colorful mosaics sure to inspire a beginner as well as an intermediate mosaicist. This will be a perfect meet and greet where we will enjoy Kyle’s home cooking as well as other refreshments including wine and local beer.
The time spent with Kasia and Kyle will be a combination of learning the basics of stained glass mosaics, creating and finishing an 18″x18″ framed mandala mosaic as well as a few excursions to see and enjoy some of K&K’s favorite, easy to access mountain vistas where students can enjoy a nature walk, a hike or even just kick back and take in the view.

What You'll Learn 

 

The workshop would include all materials and tools.  We would have a structured class each of the three days and students would finish their projects by Saturday late afternoon/early evening.  At that point we might have some informal good bye refreshments.
During the class we will focus on glass cutting while going through ever part of the stained glass mosaic process and completing an impressive mosaic.  The students will have 3 templates to choose from.  Through out the day in the studio, we will have light snacks like coffee, cookies, fruit.
More details coming soon!





 

The Sights

 

The nature outings would be in the morning or in the late afternoon to avoid afternoon storms.
  • Boulder, maybe Chataqua Park would be very cool as we can go for nature walks in the foothill (if we get a big hiker, they can go up Green or Bear Mountain – both great hikes) 6 mile round trip with a lot of elevation gain.

  • Indian Peaks for the big Colorado views, perfect for a stroll, or a picnic around Brainard lake, a short 2 mile hike around Long Lake or a 5 or 6 mile hike out and back to the bigger views but this is high up so not for everyone.
  • Roxbourough State Park – amazing rock formations. (click the included links to see photos of these places).  The photo below was taken in winter, it will be green and sunny in July – the rock formations are spectacular. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Online Flower Mosaic Class

Today on April 27th the fully virtual version of the popular Kasia Mosaics Online Stained Glass Flower Class is LIVE! It is now available to students worldwide and can be accessed by registered students from anywhere, anytime.  There is no time limit on how often you can watch the videos and no set time on when you need to start or complete your project. Visit the new Kasia Mosaics Classes Website to sign up for the Online Class.

http://www.kasiamosaicsclasses.com/course/online-flower-class/

Just like the onsite workshop, the online class is suited for all levels – a beginner as well as an advanced student will enjoy and benefit from the class.  No prerequisites or drawing skills are needed to be able to successfully complete the class project. The class covers the basics of every step of the stained glass mosaic process from start to finish.  It is a great choice for someone looking to develop a strong foundation in stained glass mosaics and to grow as a stained glass mosaic artist.

What Are The Benefits of Taking This Class?

  • With a lifetime access to the class materials, learn in the comfort of your own home/studio while creating a beautiful stained glass mosaic flower.
  • Learn how to score, break and shape stained glass with hand tools – no need to spend money on grinders and wet saws.
  • You don’t need to know how to draw to create a mosaic via this Online Class as it comes with a full set of flower designs that may be used for a variety of hobby projects.
  • The additional flower designs allow you to continue practicing your new skills following the completion of their first class mosaic without having to worry about the design aspect of creating a mosaic in these early stages of learning.
  • The techniques covered in class can be further applied to more complex projects down the line after you build a strong foundation through practicing the lessons covered in class.
  • You will have access to a private Kasia Mosaics Online Class Facebook Group. This is where you get to ask questions, share your progress, interact with other students who are taking the class and be inspired by their results.
  • The class project makes a beautiful accent for your home or an artful gift for a special someone.
  • You have the option to purchase additional project templates, kits and frames.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring Time Lotus Flower

Spring Time Lotus Flower, stained glass mosaic (framed), 30"x30", 2016 
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/ 











Wednesday, March 30, 2016

First Friday Art Walk


Its that time of the month again - The Santa Fe First Friday Art Walk is happening this Friday April 1 from 6pm to 9pm. Visit the Kasia Mosaics Studio in the 910 ARTS Building in Denver. See my current works in progress, an array of completed colorful mosaics, Kyle's water colors, our friend Gaby might stop by to display her jewelry and that's just the beginning. 

All the art studios and galleries will be open so its a very fun way to kick off Friday Night! If you'd like to come scope out the space as a potential student and ask some questions, its best to come early as the night gets busy and sometimes I don't have a chance to talk to everyone. Before 7:30pm its pretty slow so its a great time to chat.  We will serve wine and beer through out the night.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

My Love Affair with Mountains

My most favorite subject matter for mosaics is the Great American Landscape.  I say 'most' because I enjoy investigating numerous, varied subjects and themes through my mosaics but the landscape owns the greatest part of my heart.  I hike around the country, take lots and lots of reference and inspirational photos, do a ton of sketches when I get back to the studio and then ... I hand cut and shape the thousands of pieces of glass it takes to create each one of these mosaic mountain scenes that are actually much larger than you can imagine from these photos. They span up to 4 feet in width and I plan for them to keep getting larger!

 

I had a full year off from creating my mosaic landscapes in 2015 due to an extensive cross country journey I embarked on which took most of that year and about 6 months to plan and organize leading up to the trip.  This leaves quite a gap in my portfolio but I've been very busy since returning to Colorado and back to work and eager to create as much as possible!

Fun Fact: In just one of these mosaics, I've counted there to be about 2,000 hand cut circles. I often ask myself what was I thinking?!?! Hope you enjoy and are inspired to get out there and surround yourself with our incredible landscape this Spring, the time of the year when a part of the landscape that has been a sleep for many months reawakens and brightens up our world with the most beautiful shades of color spread all around.

Sunset at Trillium Lake, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2016
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

In September of 2015, while traveling around the United States, I spent a few days in the Mt Hood region of Oregon.  We camped in a national forest near Trillium Lake.  This was part of our (my partner Kyle and I's) 8 month long cross country trip.  The days spent in this area were calm and relaxing.  The forest was quiet, the skies blue and mostly clear, The MOUNTAIN was majestic.  Most of our trip was very busy as we were combining travel with work so it had its moments of stress.  But here we found a tranquility we longed for in those busy days.  The feeling that filled me while at the foot of Mt Hood, watching the setting sun and the still reflection of the vista in Trillium Lake, knowing that there is turmoil and boiling lava below, was magical.   

High Alpine Lake, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2016
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

This mosaic is inspired by various hikes here in the high Rockies of Colorado.  Rather than paying homage to a specific lake, this is a tribute to high alpine lakes in general.  I've lived in Colorado since 2012 and have hiked to many such lakes as this region is blessed with countless gems of this sort.  I don't quite have a favorite but have some that I've visited more than others in the Indian Peaks Wilderness as well as the Rocky Mountain National Park both areas within driving distance where I've lived, ideal for day hike excursions.  In this mosaic I worked to convey the feeling of being in such places, hiking up high above the treeline, being surrounded by beautifully patterned granite mountains and rocks, coming upon a pristine body of water, encircled by peaks that shoot up to 13,000 to 14,000 feet into the perfect and warm Colorado Sky that is the bluest blue I've ever seen.  Having completed and stepped back from this mosaic, I now see that it can be so many more places that I've imagined, depending on who is viewing it and what amazing places they've gotten to experience.

Sunset Over Boulder, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2016 
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

Having lived in Colorado for years, I have seen many beautiful sunsets over the foothills.  Often the really good ones are seen from the car, driving between Denver and Boulder or Boulder and Lyons.  You just sit there and take in that fleeting magical color display.  The mountains change colors.  Everything in the foreground begins to blend in and become one, making way for the show the sun has in store for you. When surrounded by such beauty, you don't always jump at the photo op, sometimes you just look.  I've seen many incredible sunsets here.  This mosaic is an impression that I carry with me.  I just flip through the many beautiful memories I have and there it is, a compilation of my favorite Boulder View glowing in Blue with bursting sunbeams lighting up the clouds.  This is why so many people fall in love with Colorado. 


Ptarmigan Trail - Glacier National Park, stained glass mosaic (framed), 30" x 30", 2014
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

This mosaic is inspired by one of the hikes we did in Glacier National Park in Montana in the summer of 2014. We combined the Ice Lake Trail with the Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail. On this 15 miler there were too many awe inspiring views to count. It was impossible to choose a favorite ... but emerging of the Ptarmigan Tunnel after 10 miles of pushing along, crossing our fingers not to run into a grizzly, yet kinda hoping to get a glimpse of one in the distance, trying to take in all the beauty of the lush and colorful, flower filled landscape, the final view of the Belly River Valley with the bright blue Elizabeth Lake appeared on the other side.  It was so drastically different than everything leading up to it that it made the strongest impression on me. Still today it is as clear in my memory as if I was just there.

Hands down it is one of the best hikes I've ever done and would do again in a heartbeat. Don't miss it if you are planning a trip to the magic filled Glacier National Park.
 


Cathedral Sky, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2014   ~SOLD

In the very early spring of 2014, while driving on US Highway 36 between Lyons and Boulder, I was confronted with the most magical and serene view - I couldn't get it out of my head ... right away I knew that it was meant to be my next mosaic.  Actually I had to put my other very exciting project on hold because I needed to create this one so badly!

The drive on that road is really beautiful with the rolling foothills and our famous Boulder Mountains on display for all the cyclists and drivers to enjoy. The leaves on the trees were newly blossomed and everything was covered in an afternoon haze. The mountains and the sky almost became one as they created a peaceful backdrop for this lovely scene. It seemed kinda cloudy yet the sun was shining brightly underneath the thin layer of clouds. Right away my mind began to race as this mosaic began to come to life in my head during that lovely drive.

The Dallas Divide, stained glass mosaic (framed), 16" x 48", 2014 

In September 2013, Kyle and I were planning a trip to the San Juan Mountains here in Colorado.  But ... due to the epic thousand year flood in Boulder where we lived at the time, there was an unfortunate change of plans.  First we were displaced from our home for nearly six weeks and had a lot of after math to deal with.  Needless to say, we had to cancel our plans. This mosaic was my way of visiting the mountains I dreamed of seeing that fall but couldn't.  

Sanitas Valley - Spring, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 24", 2014   ~SOLD 

Here in Colorado, there are infinite places to hike around and to challenge yourself going up all those high peaks.  But I often like to take the more relaxing path, one like the hike up Mt. Sanitas in Boulder.  I especially enjoy the walk through the valley below, between Hogback Ridge and Mount Sanitas looking toward the foothills, with my favorite view of Green Mountain, one of the high points in Boulder. This is where I can simply enjoy something beautiful while taking an easy morning stroll, taking in a familiar view which I've really grown to love in all seasons and all times of day. 

From the first stroll down this path all the way back in 2012, I knew I either wanted to draw this place or to create a mosaic tribute to it.  I've walked here during every season and decided that I wanted to recreate the spring version first.  Day after day I went in spring, waiting to see an abundance of purple flowers ... I had no luck, maybe bad timing.  I saw lots and lots of yellows =)  Initially I was going to create a yellow field of flowers but then decided that as the artist, I can make them any color so I got my purple field of flowers in Sanitas Valley after all. 

Cascade Canyon, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2013  
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

This mosaic is inspired by my trip to the Teton Mountains in July of 2012. Kyle and I hiked the Canyon/Paintbrush Loop where the mountain views were spectacular, especially from our backcountry campsite in the Northern section of Cascade Canyon near Lake Solitude. Everything was so lush and green, the wild flowers were blossoming everywhere - the blue and yellow ones stood out to me the most but the reds and pinks were equally impressive.  

A thunderstorm was brewing as we arrived at our campsite so we held our breath as it roared.  Following the storm a thick fog rose from the ground to fully cover the tall peaks and decrease visibility of the scenery.  Just as we watched it rise, we watched the fog fall back to the ground and reveal the spectacular scenery back to us.  The fog kept coming and going until it fully dispersed at sunset and we got to enjoy watching the mountains be bathed in the bright light.  

We observed the marmots and the picas and even saw an antelope run across the meadow.  We fished in the lake, listened to the creek run past our camp as we enjoyed our supper and slept under the stars. This was one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited and used a variety of views and aspects that I've photographed to design a scene which I hoped would convey all that I loved about it. 


Impression of a Colorado Fall, stained glass mosaic (framed), 36" x 36", 2013   ~SOLD

This landscape has been inspired by my impression of the changing, vibrant aspen trees in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where I live. Aspens live in large colonies and many share one root system so they change colors within their group.  That's one of the reasons the fall foliage is so incredible in the mountainous Colorado landscape. While the colors transition from green to yellow, the barren rocky peaks begin getting snow peaked which creates a wonderful accent to the golden landscape.  This is what creates one of the most magical color displays that nature paints for us.  This is why people travel from all over the world just to get a glimpse.  If they are lucky enough, they will leave with this kind of impression that I've worked to capture in this mosaic.

Vermont Autumn, stained glass mosaic (framed), 36" x 36", 2013 
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

As you can see from the title above, this mosaic has been inspired by Vermont's legendary and magical fall foliage.  The mountains may be smaller on the East Coast, but the fall colors rival those found in the Colorado Rockies. 

The September prior to creating this pieces, Kyle and I were driving up to our friends' farm and the reds stood out to me as particularly vibrant and shiny.  In this mosaic, the green conifers and half the red trees are created with iridescent glass which shimmers in the light and recreates the impression of seeing the bright, vibrant foliage in person. 

On our drive, there is a particular spot where you can catch a quick but a very expansive view of the mountains, where thy appear very mighty and pointy, reminiscent of the Rockies, disappearing in all directions into the distant sky or clouds - depending on what kind of a day it is.  On this particular occasion it was the latter, the sky was covered in semi dark clouds but there was still enough light to illuminate the the brilliant carpet of trees covering the mountains below.

 Vermont Spring, stained glass mosaic on board (framed), 18" x 36", 2012   ~SOLD 

This lovely scene was inspired by part of the beautiful panoramic view I used to have from my porch while living and working on a sheep dairy farm in Northeast Vermont. In the spring and in the summer, the fields and pastures would blossom in colonies of flowers, change color almost every week as different flowers took the spotlight. I especially loved seeing the yellows and the pinks together. Here I recreated one of my favorite memories of another place I hold dear in my hear, reliving some of my most beautiful memories I carry with me forever.  

 Green Mountains, stained glass mosaic on board (framed), 36" x 36", 2012
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

I've always loved mountains but none as much as green mountains! I don't just love mountains but hills as well.  Combine mountains, hills and a perfect blue sky and I'm in paradise =)  I feel that I've been on a quest to find my perfect landscape, my perfect green hills that roll back into the distance and evolve into magnificent mountain peaks.  The search has led me to discover so nay beautiful places.  I realize that its not the destination but rather the journey that I've been enjoying all of these years.

When I lived in Lismore, Australia back in 2006, I was mesmerized by the endless rolling hills covered by beautiful carpet of green grass.  I used to look out the bus window and as it glided up and down the sloping road, I breathed in the scenery and daydreamed of walking through the beautiful landscape.  This is my tribute to 'Green Mountains' veiled in my ideal sky - a place so beautiful it will inspire many to look for it.


 Mountain Spring, stained glass mosaic (framed), 36" x 36", 2012   ~SOLD

Through my work, I explore many aspects of my interests.  I love nature, landscapes, patterns and colors.  I've been drawn to mountains ever since I was a child and am still fascinated by them, in particular by the mountainous landscape after the snow melt when everything slowly comes to life in vibrant colors.  I am fascinated by flower fields that spring up in these environments, away from most people, hidden in beautiful secluded places.  

While I lived on a remote farm in the beautiful Vermont, I got to see the fields change every week - it was spectacular.  One week a field was a green blanket of grass, the next week yellow dandelions covered fifty percent of it - I've never seen anything so beautiful and undisturbed.  The flowers took turns.  Another week the field was pink with clover and so on.

I feel that purple flowers in particular are a sign of the arrival of Spring. I often see them shooting up through the snow letting us know that its that time of the year. It is my dream to find myself in a purple field like the one that I've created in this mosaic. I want there to be a variety of flowers some more pink some more blue but all in harmony with each other existing in that magical moment when its their turn to come out from the earth for that brief moment and to breath in the pure mountain air.
 
Moving to Colorado in 2012, being confronted with the scope of the Rocky Mountains, I knew I had to add a new factor to my work which was mostly pretty small scale.  Seeing these new, very large and monumental mountains, I didn't want to squeeze them into a small canvas. I decided to direct my energy and focus into mainly large scale mosaics. 

Even though I've been creating mosaics since 2007, this one was the first of its kind.  It was a pivoting point for me and my work.  In the midst of 2012 it became my largest and loudest landscape and it dwarfed my other work.  Up to this point I've worked just as meticulously on my mosaic scenes but due to limited resources I kept the scale pretty small.  Each and everyone of those pieces is unique, has its own story and is filled with the discovery and the play that has shaped me into the creator that I am today.  But every once in a while, I've made sure to take the time to go wild and create something with no boundaries. That is where the biggest magic happens!  That is what this mosaic symbolizes to me.  There are no words to describe the wonder and sense of accomplishment I felt when I stepped back from it and took in what I created.  This is a very special piece for me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Denver's Westword Feature on Kasia Mosaics

Last month I was interviewed by Westword's Jamie Siebrase for the arts section of the online publication.  Below is a screen shot of the intro to the feature.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.westword.com/arts/have-art-will-travel-kasia-mosaics-back-in-denver-after-an-epic-road-trip-7579083


Here I am quoted form the article: “The main thing I like to focus on is the great American landscape,” Polkowska says. In New York City and other urban environments, she’d struggled to connect with nature — but that changed in Colorado. “I want to show people, with my work, what a beautiful country we live in,” she says. “I’d like to inspire people to get out there, and to care about the land and take care of our natural resources a little more.”

To read the full story click on the link above.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mosaic Classes in Denver, Colorado

I teach All-Level Stained Glass Mosaics Classes out of my Denver Art Studio which is located in the Santa Fe Arts District.  Beginners are welcome and encouraged - this is a great way to get started on a new hobby while learning the basics of cutting stained glass for mosaics and going through every part of the mosaic process while completing a lovely mosaic art piece during the class time.  All the materials are included in the cost of the classes as well as the use of tools for the duration of the class.  Custom substrates and Kasia Mosaics templates (designed for optimal learning) are included in each class as well as additional designs to take home for future projects and an informative pdf.

Below are my current dates for upcoming workshops.  These are small classes that take place in an artist studio where the students are surrounded by intricate mosaics created by me while getting a lot of individual attention while enjoying the class.  For those who are not lucky enough to make an in-studio class, check out my online classes here: http://kasiamosaicsonlineclasses.blogspot.com/

Upcoming Schedule in my Denver, Colorado Studio

  • 1 Day Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Mandala Workshop - February 27, 2016
  • 1 Day Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Mandala Workshop - April 23, 2016
  • 1 Day Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Mandala Workshop - May 14, 2016
  • 2 Day Stained Glass Mosaic Owl and Flower Workshop - May 21-22, 2016
  • 1 Day Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Mandala Workshop - June 18, 2016
  • 2 Day Stained Glass Mosaic Owl and Flower Workshop - June 25-26, 2016
  • 2 Day Stained Glass Mosaic Owl and Flower Workshop - July 23-24 2016
  • 1 Day Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Mandala Workshop - July 30, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

High Alpine Lake

High Alpine Lake, stained glass mosaic 24"x48", 2016 available for sale
This mosaic is inspired by various hikes here in the high Rockies of Colorado.  Rather than paying homage to a specific lake, this is a tribute to high alpine lakes in general.  I've lived in Colorado since 2012 and have hiked to many such lakes as this region is blessed with countless gems of this sort.  I don't quiet have a favorite but have some that I've visited more than others in the Indian Peaks Wilderness as well as the Rocky Mountains both areas within driving distance where I've lived, ideal for day hike excursions.  In this mosaic I worked to convey the feeling of being in such places, hiking up high above the treeline, being surrounded by beautifully patterned granite mountains and rocks, coming upon a pristine body of water, encircled by peaks that shoot up to 13,000 to 14,000 feet into the perfect and warm Colorado Sky that is the bluest blue I've ever seen.  Having completed and stepped back from this mosaic, I now see that it can be so many more places that I've imagined, depending on who is viewing it and what amazing places they've gotten to experience. 

Progress.  All of the glass in this mosaic, including the mountains and the lake, is completely hand cut by me using basic hand tools.
Grouting - black really makes the bright blues pop!
The mosaic is almost revealed!
Close up of the beautifully patterned glass during grouting.
This photo gives an idea of scale and show how the mosaic is framed to match the mountains. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kasia Mosaics Online Class

Yellow Lotus Flower, stained glass mosaic on board, 11"X11" (12"X12" framed), 2016
This is one of the designs I've created for my online class.  Besides in-studio workshops, I teach an Online Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Class that focus on my approach to stained glass mosaics.  The class is geared at beginners as well as anyone wanting to try a new technique or simply to get an opportunity to work on some of the designs I've created for this class.  Check out more details here: http://kasiamosaicsonlineclasses.blogspot.com/

Each student receives a packet of 8 flower designs that they get to use during their learning process.  A set of finished mosaic flowers will make an impressive display at home or wonderful and unique gifts for loved ones.

In the class the students get to experience the whole stained glass mosaic process from start to finish at their own pace in the comfort of their home.  The class comes with 3.5 hours of DVD instructions that can be watched at anytime.  I demonstrate how to use the four basic glass cutting tools: a glass scoring tool, running pliers, flathead tile nippers and wheeled nippers while teaching the students how to cut glass for mosaics.  I give many demos including showing how to use my taping technique, how to glue and grout.  Additionally I've recently began adding new demos where I give special tips on each design.  The above flower was created by me while demonstrating how to cut each flower petal as well as how to add leaves to this flower (that can be applied to any of the included templates). 

My students also get to participate in a private facebook learning group where they get to post photos of inprogress projects as well as finished ones and ask questions along the way.  They also receive a couple of useful pdfs. For their first project, I include a custom built frame.  Anyone who wants can add additional frames to their initial order or get those at a later date.  Besides the flower templates, I also offer owl and mandala designs that come with custom substrates.  Those are great for future projects but can also be added to the class order.

Adding leaves - each leaf is hand cut by me.
Working on the background.  Each piece is hand cut and fitted.
The mosaic is glued into a custom oak frame built by my partner Kyle.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunset Over Boulder


Sunset Over Boulder, stained glass mosaic (framed), 24" x 48", 2016 
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/
Having lived in Colorado since the beginning of 2012 I have seen many beautiful sunsets over the foothills.  Often the really good ones are seen from the car, driving between Denver and Boulder or Boulder and Lyons.  You just sit there and take in that fleeting magical color display.  The mountains change colors.  Everything in the foreground begins to blend in and become one, making way for the show the sun has in stored for you. When surrounded by such beauty, you don't always jump at the photo op, sometimes you just look.  I've seen many incredible sunsets here.  This mosaic is an impression that I carry with me.  I just flip through the many beautiful memories I have and there it is, a compilation of my favorite Boulder View glowing in Blue with bursting sunbeams lighting up the clouds.  This is why so many people fall in love with Colorado.

The mountains are made with Kokomo Glass, hand cut by me.

 
The trees are also hand cut with those same tools as well as using Kokomo Glass.
 

The sky is created using Bullseye Glass.


The mosaic is custom framed.