Stained Glass for Every Day! February 18th: "Royal Sunrise"

At SwellColors Glass Studio, we have designed and created hundreds of custom stained glass windows. The studio's pride and joy is owner and artist Mary Tantillo's incredible "Year in Glass". Mary has been inspired to create an original stained glass window design to correspond with every day of the year, reflecting the ever-changing ocean tides. We are currently facing the winter season head on- so check out our Winter Sol Stained Glass Collection

These windows make very special anniversary gifts, birthday gifts, or just to commemorate any special moment in life. Truly one of a kind, and made with love: Our design for today, February 18th, is called "Royal Sunrise".

Winter Sol Stained Glass Window Collection. Design for February 18: "Royal Sunrise".

Winter Sol Stained Glass Window Collection. Design for February 18: "Royal Sunrise".

Winter Sol Stained Glass Collection Artist Statement:

Winter can be so cold and dark. The wind blows through the mainland, over the bay, under my jacket, into my home, chilling my bones. It makes me want to hibernate and withdraw from everything; lull myself into a deep sleep like a sailboat in the doldrums. That would be easy but also it would be lonely, limiting, and I would be stuck like a wave in a bucket of water.

So I force myself to go outside, to run on the beach, face the bay at sunset, to surf on sunny brisk days, to hike in the snowy woods. I rarely see anyone. I am usually lost in my thoughts, marveling at how beautiful everything looks. Winter, at first glance, seems grey, but with closer inspection, there is a spectrum that shines through the frozen hunter green branches and bright crimson holly berries. The ocean also reveals many colors such as stormy root beer brown and calm crystal azure. I become inspired by my surroundings. I feel free. I am moving like swells rolling toward the shore.

When I am home, inside from the deep freeze, I have time to reflect. My spirit is stoked, my senses warmed like a gentle Caribbean breeze. My heart is on fire; fueled by the Winter Sol.    - Mary Tantillo