I would like to share with you a very special and beautiful creation that I have been working on for the past year. It is called “Angel Art” and it is detailed story of how I came to understand the healing powers that stained glass has upon us.
I have created a blog that is geared towards explaining how art can heal us, and the history of how art has helped heal people in the past. I am starting this blog in hopes that anyone who has been affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria will find comfort in the art that I have created. I hope to spread awareness about the healing powers that art can have on people’s lives through this blog.
After Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico I decided to make a stained glass piece to honor those who were affected by this natural disaster. Since then, my pieces have been sent all over the world from Japan to Thailand and now my most recent piece (pictured above) is headed to Puerto Rico. This blog will tell my story of how art became an outlet for me when times got rough in my life and how it has helped me connect with other people through the stories behind each piece of artwork. You will be able to see the finished pieces as well as the sketches that led up to them, pictures during
The healing powers of stained glass have been well documented. There is a long history of using something as simple as a colored window to bring comfort and peace to those in need. From the hospital ward, to the hospice, to the prison cell, there is something about stained glass that speaks softly to our senses and brings us back to the basics of life: art, color, light, and beauty.
Tinted windows have been used for many centuries to create a calming atmosphere within holy places of worship such as churches, temples, mosques and synagogues. They were created originally with the intent of focusing attention on spiritual thoughts and feelings. It was believed that the colored light would help people find a more profound connection with their creator by allowing them to focus away from the distractions in their everyday lives.
Color psychology has been used for many centuries in religious artwork such as stained glass windows. The colors used were chosen specifically because they had been found to have an effect on human emotions. Colors have different meanings and can evoke specific emotions or feelings when viewed under certain circumstances; they can also affect behavior by affecting mood or thought processes through conditioning.
The use of color in religious artwork is no coincidence; it has been studied carefully over time by priests who wanted their parishion
The healing effects of stained glass have been known to people for centuries, and yet they are only now beginning to be understood. The key to unlocking the mysteries of power lies within the structure of stained glass.
Describing it is difficult because it’s so intricate. But essentially, it is a solid material that has been formed into a window shape, with differing degrees of transparency. It is this shape that has the greatest effect on our minds and bodies. When we look through it, we see the light that passes through the glass, and it sends signals to our brains to relax and unwind, which in turn causes our systems to calm down and de-stress. The light entering through stained glass also has a soothing effect on our eyes, which allows them to rest and recover from all the strain we put them under each day.
When you combine this with the fact that many churches also include benches for people to sit on while they take in their surroundings; you have a recipe for a very peaceful experience. Of course there are very few places where such an environment exists today. But if you are looking for a way to feel relaxed without having to leave your own home or office; there are many ways that you can bring some of this same peace inside yourself.
The artistic process is a spiritual journey. The more you learn about it, the more you will experience creative freedom, and the more freedom you experience, the more fully your art can reflect the true self.
The creative spirit works in ways that are often very mysterious, and to the uninitiated, the creative process can seem like magic. It is through stained glass that I have begun to understand what my artist friends have always known: that the work of art is an expression of spiritual energy, which guides and directs our work.
As a child I was always fascinated by stained glass windows; I remember looking for God in them. My favorite was a small rose window with jewel-like colors–the colors were so beautiful that I could feel them in my body as well as see them. I felt something deeply spiritual about these windows and was surprised when I learned that they had been made by human beings.
My life has been filled with many magical moments; it seems that every day brings new surprises and opportunities. It is through stained glass, however, that I have been able to connect to my inner wisdom.
The first time I saw a panel of medieval stained glass, it was overwhelming. There were images of people and animals, flowers and trees–all made
Stained glass has been around for many centuries and through many centuries of change and transition, it has kept its good standing…
Stained Glass is a therapeutic art form. Stained glass can be made with nearly any type of color or stain, but it is the combination of colors, layers and textures that create the most stunning effects. This type of art not only acts as an outlet for an artist’s creativity but also provides healing properties to those who view it.
Uniquely, Stained Glass reaches all five of the human senses–touching, seeing, smelling, hearing and tasting the beauty. The different tones and textures stimulate each individual’s unique way of thinking and feeling about the world. All this stimulation encourages the release of serotonin in our brains and creates a heightened sense of well-being.
Stained glass has always been a major part of the world of art. But now, it is becoming even more popular. More and more people are getting involved with it, creating their own versions of stained glass artwork to hang up in their homes or businesses. The reason for this popularity is simple: stained glass has a very calming feel to it, and can have a healing effect on the soul.
Metal window panes that hold in place the glass pieces have been used since the middle ages. As far back as the 6th century, metal window panes were used in doorways and windows to replace the use of animal hides. The metal was thought to keep out evil spirits and protect those inside from intruders. It wasn’t until over one hundred years later that glass panes were first used for churches and homes.
Stained glass first began to be produced around the 9th century when stained glass windows began being placed into churches and cathedrals. The use of stained glass was thought to bring good luck and protection to those who lived inside these homes or buildings. Many medieval knights used stained glass in their shields because they believed that having a piece of stained glass with them would offer them supernatural protection during battle.
Although most people don’t realize it, there
Stained glass artwork is a marvel to behold. It is composed of many different colors of glass, and the way the sunlight shines through it gives it a colorful aura about it. But stained glass wasn’t always used for artwork, and it wasn’t always just for aesthetic reasons. The earliest examples of stained glass appear in 7th century, and were primarily used as windows in churches and cathedrals to allow light to shine in. Over time, people began using stained glass artwork in their homes, and its meaning has greatly changed since then.
In the beginning, stained glass was used to help illuminate dark areas inside churches where people would gather. It gave off a soft glow that was similar to candlelight, but without the risk of fire or smoke damage that candles present. Stained glass provided a romantic atmosphere that inspired religious devotion in the early Christians who viewed them. In addition, they were often painted with Christian imagery that helped teach those who viewed them about their religion.
Stained glass artwork has evolved over time from being strictly utilitarian to being purely decorative pieces, even though its original purpose was not entirely forgotten about until recently. Today stained glass is still used extensively for decoration purposes as well as religious ones. In addition, some modern artists have begun incorporating symbols and images