I have a fascination with Gingko leaves. No idea why, maybe it's their color, or their interesting shape...not sure, but I love them.
I was out on a nature walk along Lansing's Rivertrail, and I came upon my favorite Gingko tree. It's like running into an old friend. So, I admired her beauty for a while, and gently removed a few of her leaves from inconspicuous places.
SO excited, I came down to my glass studio, and went to work. I coated this leaf with various colors of powdered glass (frit) and fused this leaf right into some black glass. This is a test piece. Now, I'm off to have some REAL fun with this technique and the rest of my gingko leaves! stay tuned. <3