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Glass Patterns Quarterly Winter 2013 E-Newsletter

            Glass Patterns Quarterly 


Winter 2013

In This Issue
Delynn's Musings
Harvest Pumpkin and Bluebird
Christmas Candlelight
Christmas Present and Ornaments

Glass Patterns  


 Winter 2013 Magazine  


Northern Lights
  design by Rosalind Stanton
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Dear Readers,


As you look through seasonal catalogs or visit department
stores, you'll notice that woodland creatures are the latest decorating rage in everything from ceramic roosters to wall mounted
antlers along with bird ornaments and animal print fabrics. Glass
artists have long embraced the subject of wildlife in panels and
projects, since the textures, striations, and iridescence of glass
lend so wonderfully to feathers and fur. That is why we, at Glass
Patterns Quarterly, decided to dedicate the Winter 2013 issue to wildlife. Most of the animals illustrated are native to the regions of the artists who created them. I can feel the enthusiasm through the photos and text from our contributing writers as they fashioned a favorite four-legged, two-legged, or fine feathered friend.

In our Winter 2013 issue, you will see a variety of techniques that go into creating lifelike
creatures that include ways to pick true-to-life glass colors, incorporate contrasting
backgrounds, and work with several different methods to create lifelike eyes. You'll also
find very subtle ways to make your animal look more realistic by picking out flattering
shades of color around the face and mouth area and utilizing patterns with attention to muscle structure and proportions.

This issue's artists also demonstrate many techniques that incorporate the landscape or
habitat of the wildlife to enhance the composition of the patterns displayed. You'll learn how to develop skills that take your artwork way past the literal notions of blue sky and green grass with techniques that cover everything from glass painting to photo imaging. Check out how to incorporate hand pulled stringers, reactive glass, and frit layering so you can create authentic landscapes with trees, water, foam, snow, sky, and even cobblestone streets.

While the temperatures may be dropping, you can stay warm with the challenge of recreating nature's abundance and capturing the innate beauty of Mother Nature that glass unsurprisingly enhances so it can be enjoyed by all.

Take the time to make great glass,  

Delynn Ellis
Managing Editor  

Upcoming Submission Deadlines

Summer 2014

Theme:  Americana: Symbols, and Motifs of American Heritage

Deadline:  March 20, 2014

Release Date:  June 6, 2014


Fall 2014
Theme:  Autumn, Halloween, Christmas, and Holiday Ornaments
Deadline:  June 20, 2014
Release Date:  September 10, 2014

Winter 2014
Theme:  Wildlife, Winter, and Landscapes
Deadline:  September 20, 2014
Release Date:  December 10, 2014

Doves with Heart 

Design by Marianne Crivellaro
This pattern will help you welcome spring and bring some color and sparkle to your decor.  It is included in From the Heart, a book from Marianne Crivellaro that is part of her Ultimate Pattern Book, Volume 2.
Design by Marianne Crivellaro
It seems that raccoons, like most wild things, are always on the lookout for something to tide them over until their next meal.  The pattern for this cuddly raccoon comes from Wild Things, one of the twelve separate pattern books that can be found within Marianne Crivellaro's The Ultimate Pattern Book, Volume 3.
Design by Marianne Crivellaro
Spring is just around the corner and Easter isn't far behind bringing thoughts of bunnies, chicks, ducks, and plenty of eggs.  This pattern comes to us from the pattern book Easter Parade, part of Marianne Crivellaro's The Ultimate Pattern Book, Volume 2.
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The Winter 2013 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly features a tribute to nature with patterns for wildlife, a few domesticated animals, and a dragonfly-inspired fireplace screen plus a striking Northern Lights design. Seven tutorials plus five additional patterns cover everything from stained glass and painted glass to fused glass and a hot mosaic panel. These four-color, step-by-step tutorials offer something for every level of expertise from beginning glass hobbyist to advanced artist. What's new in products and services and a list of stained glass supply shops around the country round out this fabulous issue.



 The GPQ Winter 2013 issue can be purchased as a Back Issue on our website.
If you would like to subscribe to Glass Patterns Quarterly, click HERE.   We offer print, CD and digital subscriptions.  Our Spring 2014 issue will be released in early March. 


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Art Glass Studio Profile  - Paned Expressions Studios 

Janet Parker and Martha Hanson are artists and owners of Paned Expressions Studios.  With their trademark style of realism, they love to work in fine detail with attention to light, shadow, depth, and dimension. They also provide a resource for many other artists with their custom pattern service, which they market through glass magazines and a robust Web presence.
Janet Parker, President
Martha Hanson, Principal Artist
1418 Trimble Road
Edgewood, MD  21040-3007
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This article was originally published on page 30 of the November/December 2013 issue of Glass Art. 

Glass Art provides inspiration and tips through the substantial profiles featured bimonthly. In addition to these profiles, we also offer regular features on managing your glass business, marketing artwork, and keeping up with the latest glass industry news and new product announcements. Why not order a Subscription today! 


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Theme:  Americana:  Symbols, and Motifs of American Heritage 
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2014  
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We hope you've enjoyed reading our newsletter and welcome any comments or ideas for 
upcoming issues.
Maureen James
Delynn Ellis 
Managing Editor