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Sellers Remorse

Listed some – not all – of my one of a kind ring dishes – for real this time – minus the sellers remorse that plaques me.

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Troll Ring Dish © mara lee
“Nude with Pink Hair” © mara lee

Dachshund Ring Dish SOLD
Dachshund Ring Dish SOLD

Save the Moose Ring Dish © Mara Lee
Save the Moose Ring Dish © Mara Lee

"Crystal Cave" Jewelry Jar/ Ring Dish SOLD THANK YOU!
“Crystal Cave” SOLD © mara lee

“Cow Pies” © mara lee

Gay Wildlife ring dish © mara lee
“Gay Wildlife” © mara lee

duck ring dish
“Peeking Duck” © mara lee
Schnauzer ring dish © mara lee
“It’s a Schnauzer” © mara lee

All of my ring dishes are one of a kind, created with vintage china and miniatures, glued with Weldbond for ease in repair or removal without harm.  They’re really fun to see everyday, you should buy one or … you could make one yourself … go … look through your stuff and find the glue.  Fun is fun, until you have none. That’s a good one ;)-  – Mara Lee

Glass Class

Months later … okay almost a year … along with my biggest fan and brain-trust Rober’ we finally finished my “Glass on Glass” instructional video class. In this class, I’ll show you how to create a Glass on Glass vintage window of your very own!

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art

Available on Vimeo @ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/glassonglass1

Creating an instructional video was much easier than writing my book.

What book you ask? … it was a few years back (OMG 11 years ) I was contacted by a publisher to write a book about my found object and pique-assiette mosaic tile artwork. The book took almost a year to write and photograph, was a great experience and a ton of work. The next time I write a book, I’m going to make darn sure that I get to name it and choose the cover image. I’m mostly over it. Sort of … not really.

The book is forever in the Library of Congress and is sold on Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble, to name a few.  It’s been reviewed by some happy people, who encouraged me to keep gluing, while others posted some really mean reviews that at first made me very sad, then mad and then finally really bad for the people who wrote them. People need to be nicer and smile more.

  • Vintage Window glass-mosaic
  • Vintage Window Glass on Glass Mosaic
  • glass on glass artwork

Overall, I give the book a B+ … which was always acceptable in my world, especially in math.  The book is good, not great but I finished it and survived everything that came along with it like the realization that I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and gosh darn it a few people loved it.

Giving my DIY Glass on Glass video an A+ out of celebration that I knocked the class out – unscripted – in 3 takes, didn’t cut myself once and Rob was not harmed when he pushed the publish button.

Hope you’ll check it out.

Glass Class with Mara Lee is now available on Vimeo @ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/glassonglass1

hope you’re proud of yourself

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.

I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

lions and tigers and bears ©mara lee
Lions and tigers and bears. ©mara lee
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