My wonderful world of glass

When Spring cleaning, I also tear into my glass gemstones, rocks and shells, giving everything a complete wash.

Here are some macro images, after I dried everything and rearranged it all in crystal vases.

NOTE: it was a dull-gray day when I photographed these…if we ever get a bright, sunny day, I’ll re-do them!

This one-of-a-kind was gifted to me some years back; I've placed it on elongated bean-shaped clear glass gemstones.

This one-of-a-kind was gifted to me some years back; I’ve placed it on elongated bean-shaped clear glass gemstones.

Here's the same glass ball, a bit more close up and in a different position.

Here’s the same glass ball, a bit more close up and in a different position.

These are glass rocks I purchased at Smith and Hawken garden shop about eight years ago.  I applied variegated gold leaf sparingly and painted the bottoms with several coats of Modern Masters metallic acrylics.  Each rock has its own little 'universe'; they are mixed with opalescent, clear glass gemstones.

These are glass rocks I purchased at Smith and Hawken garden shop about eight years ago. I applied variegated gold leaf sparingly and painted the bottoms with several coats of Modern Masters metallic acrylics. Each rock has its own little ‘universe’; they are mixed with opalescent, clear glass gemstones.

More of the same as above; the mystical green contrasted well with the gold/copper/ gree variegated leaf...I thought!

More of the same as above; the mystical metallic green contrasted well with the gold/copper/ gree variegated leaf…I thought!

Every once in awhile, I get the urge to create something a bit different…there are a number of others painted with a cranberry metallic…I’ll photo those when some ‘full’ sunlight finally comes to Chicago!

From an early Autumn market

These images were taken with my old Olympus 3.2 megapixel camera seven years ago in Cudahy, WI while I was visiting an old friend.  I dragged them off my external drive and re-worked them in Photoshop (TM), to kind of give them the processing I’ve been recently perfecting.  Hope you enjoy!

Cabbage, Revisited

“Turban” Squash

Multi-color Carrots

Purple Cabbage

Hot Pepper Rainbow

Swiss Chard, Revisited