I wore blue turtleneck, jeans and blue sweater today. And the 3 scopes I’m most enamored with today are all gorgeous and tranquil creations from blue artglass. The kaleidoscopes use traditional stained glass technique as well as modern magic. Blue stained glass kaleidoscopes are what I am enthralled with today.
The first scope that soothes this Monday is the Kittleson Midnight Blue Mystic Rapture. This elegant kaleidoscope has a serene deep blue and the full palate of shades of this dusky blue inside.
Midnight Blue Mystic Rapture Kaleidoscope
Interior Image from Midnight Blue Mystic Rapture Kaleidoscope
Another scope that showcases incredible blue glass is the Bella Sera crafted by Sue Rioux.
This is an hip and modern sculptural statement using traditional stained glass techniques.
Bella Sera by Sue Rioux
Bella Sera Eyepiece
Bella Sera Interior Image
And then there is this magical piece that incorporates blue glass, blue Japanese and English papers, blue paint and even a blue dragonfly. The Peek A Box by Marc Tickle
Peek A Box in Blue by Marc Tickle
Peek A Box has the kaleidoscope hidden under a mirror within the box. This piece is real magic encapsulated in art glass.
Glass Dragonfly within the Peek A Box Kaleidoscope
Watch the YouTube video as it demonstrates the magic and colors better than words.
Peek A Box by Marc Tickle at Kaleidoscopes To You
Peek A Box Interior Image
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In working in this wonderful world of kaleidoscopes, fabulous and inspiring people have entered our lives. Judith Paul and Tom Durden are 2 such people for Karl and I.
Judith and Tom were an unlikely love story to start but they have built an incredible life full of color and love. Judith’s background is in color. Color preservation to be exact. She is a highly respected restoration artist and has restored paintings in many exclusive and famous art collections. Tom brings engineering and precision to match Judith’s color palettes. This combination implodes within their fabulous kaleidoscopes.
Exterior of Monet's Japanese Bridge Kaleidoscope
Interior Image with Iris from Monet's Japanese Bridge Kaleidoscope
Monet’s Japanese Garden is an lovely example of how this works.
Delicate lavendars, blues and pinks bloom inside the object cell with a unique arc for a mirror system.
Youtube Video of Monet\'s Japanese Bridge by Judith Paul
Judith has so much inspiration, she has plenty to share! Christine Feehan has been the latest person to be inspired by Judith. The most recent book is Spirit Bound
The main character is Judith Henderson, a painter and kaleidoscope artist whose main love interest is Thomas Vincent…..
Judith’s life is filled with color and love. This book is inspired by this and we are honored that Judith includes is in a corner of her vibrant life!
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Here’s my favorite scope this week!
Cosmic by the Parettis. This incorporates beautiful painting on the exterior as well as some painted medallions that float in the interior. The handcrafted kaleidoscope is made with fine leather, acrylic paintings, brass and Bubinga wood. Optical lenses and front surface mirror creates stunning images.
Brilliant Art Kaleidoscope!
Interior Image from Cosmic Kaleidoscope
Cosmic Kaleidoscope by Paretti