Peacock Panel Left Studio by HouseofChabrier
HouseofChabrier

Peacock Panel Left Studio

by HouseofChabrier in Etched and Carved Glass

24" X 60" Etched 1/4" beveled glass of a Peacock in a Magnolia Tree for the Left side of my Studio Door. There is another to the right, but a different Peacock and different design. I made these for my Studio so I could have something I always love up for me to look at.

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  • snowmask

    snowmask

    That is exquisite. Pity about the terribly opaque yellow text, disrupts the overall loveliness in craftsmanship.

    Sep 12th, 2011 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I would rather do that than have my art stolen, replicated, and then sold. I've already experienced that twice, thus the copy over the art work! I'm glad you like it! Thank you!

      Sep 12th, 2011 Reply
    • snowmask

      snowmask

      Perhaps a prettier, cursive font and a less intrusive colour might in turn complement the artwork as a design element, so nothing is compensated. It really is a beautiful piece. The watermark is close to destroying that beauty.

      Sep 12th, 2011 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I guess if you had been contacted by a Cross stitch firm in Canada who had bought my gold leaf peacock designs from and "artist" in the Philippines who had downloaded the image put black where the gold leaf had been than sold it; you might put big letters all over your art work too. Or if your watercolors of dogs had been downloaded from DA and then put all over key chains, dog tags, and other items and then sold on E bay,you again might put big bold letters all over your art work. I have a Shadowy transparent logo and copyright that I used to use, or I used to be polite, and put the copyright down towards the bottom. I hate doing this as much as you hate looking at it, but thieves will be thieves, and I no longer am Going to make their job of stealing and altering my artwork easier. A panel like this involves: Design time, blue print time, covering the glass with 3M tape, cutting all those feathers, and eyes, and flowers and details into the masking tape, then donning a mask, head gear with air hose, and sandblasting all those details into the glass. It can take 100's of hours for some of the work you see on this site. The designs are all hand drawn by me on butcher paper or Vellum I buy in big rolls. I do all this work except having help putting the tape down by myself. This art work is a record of MY life, and what I chose to do with my time on this earth. It takes a thief two seconds to down load, and then sell my designs to someone else. It is an affront to me and all artists that thieves on an international level believe that by publishing a record of my work here they have the right to steal and alter it.

      Sep 12th, 2011 Reply
    • snowmask

      snowmask

      I wasn't looking for justifications on why you're using a watermark. There are plenty of artists who employ watermarks and are able to do so tastefully without having to sacrifice the beauty of online presentation.

      All I'm saying is a prettier font and colour would look nicer. It doesn't have to be less opaque, or make it easier for the image to be taken by others for commercial use. Some form of typography/lettering art could be used as a design element to work with the image rather than against it.

      Merely saying that it's a beautiful piece, and a more eloquently-designed watermark could work for you without having to compensate for the sake of self protection.

      Sep 12th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Wow .. this is just amazing

    Sep 10th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      Thank you Jurgen. I will try to take a better picture of both pieces so you can see the right side panel also. I need to wash the windows first. When I did this I thought...I'm the one with the talent, I'm the one with the love of peacocks, and why should the President of Algeria get a Peacock panel behind his chair and not me. I'm a pretty stubborn, crazy woman when it comes to my art. That's why I make stuff like this for me too. I deserve it!

      Sep 12th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      You deserve everything and your art is better as this one what the president of algeria has in his office :)

      Sep 12th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      That aircraft with the peacock panel I did is I think for the gentleman I previously mentioned above. I am not allowed to say because of some non disclosure thing, but perhaps he has gone to his great reward and none of that matters anymore. If I do beautiful panels for restaurants, Vegas, and Air Crafts owned by very rich countries...I just thought do some for yourself!

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Wow .. you're amazing and wonderful .. you have some very nice clients

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I was very fortunate, and always did my work to the highest level no matter what I was payed, so that attitude eventually paid off admirably. Post 911 there is no more air craft work. Post Obama and there is no more Vegas work, or Disney, or sculpting, or restaurants...everyone is hanging on by their fingernails.

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Well they just don't like to hear or see the truth and I would say F... you :)

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I unfortunately learned that term or just FFF@#@#!#!#!#!?$ at around 27 or 28 years old. Before that I led a sheltered life. Now unfortunately I use the term on a daily basis to express myself. I miss working for money, and I think there are many hard working, qualified, knowledgeable people in the same boat. My patience is no longer to be found.

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I bet you really miss this and it shouldn't be that way at all .. you're truly a master in what you do and it should be shown to the whole world

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I do miss it, but I'm 63 and even though I still have the booth and all the equipment I may be getting too old. I've had Pneumonia three times in the last three years. I have never had it before. Sand blasting is not good for the lungs because of the oil in the compressor mixed with very fine silica sand dust. I still want to do it, and someday may. With life you never know, and I do have many ideas roaming around in my head, and a number of pieces of 1/2 thick glass waiting, waiting.....

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Well you always can protect yourself if you wear something over your mouth and nose so you want inhale this bad stuff

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I wear a dust filter mask with a diaphragm seal that closes out the grit. On top of that I wear a polyester fabric hood that has a plastic window about 6" X 8" that has throw away rip off pieces of plastic I fit between the gasket and the 1/8" plastic window so I can see. This hood has Durable Plastic cloth chest guard and back guard to prevent the sand blasting back and hitting your clothes. It hits the hood and the cloth. You feel it, but you get used to it. The hood has an attachment for air to be supplied to it and me from another compressor separate from the one that is powering your sandblast equipment. I use very fine aluminium oxide to do fine work like this, and silica sand to do coarser grit and different textures. No matter how much you cover up, wear a smock, the dust creeps in every where. It's the nature of the art, and I did it for 25 years along with all the other stuff. It's like in a kitchen, even with air vents, hoods, etc. you will be steamed, cooked, splattered, and I don't know what else. C'est la vie!

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Yeah there is no real protection against dust .. it will find every little hole and gets in there :)

      Sep 13th, 2011 Reply Subscriber