Children’s Illustration made into glass

Tiburon Library Stained Glass

For this project I replicated a children’s book cover to be displayed in a local library, Belvedere Tiburon Library. The book is called “A New Leash on Life” about the relationship between a dog and a new baby, and their growing up together. This window was a commission through Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley, CA.

I made most of the glass by using powder colors on clear. By doing this I was able to create a fade to make the hills recede into the distance. It is a local story, so the Golden Gate bridge is a prominent image in the distance.

I painted the grass onto the hills and on the girls leg to have her nestle into the land. Both the girl and the dog have powder shading around their edges. The illustrator, Alexandria Gold, uses a lot of shading techniques, so I wanted to replicate her design as accurately as possible.

The window was created to honor the life and work of author, Kara Hamilton, who passed away in 2017.

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