What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

For the Birds


Aron Leaman

Although our deck and dock aren’t finished yet (they’ve been out of commission for 2+ years, and the constructions is moving slooooowly), we are fortunate enough to have found an alternative way to get our kayaks in the water. It’s such an unspeakable joy to be paddling again. Every time we get in the water, I can feel my core strengthening and my stress level lowering. The best thing about being back in the water is getting to once again explore our beloved Jamaica Bay. We’ve had some exceptional water bird sightings lately, and so when I saw today’s art, it really struck a chord with me.

These are the gorgeous birds (and other wonderful things) by glass artist Aron Leaman. After spending years traveling the world, learning new techniques and honing his craft, Leaman settled in the artist’s colony of Lowell, Massachusetts.

When Leaman isn’t creating, he’s teaching glass techniques at his studio, Mill City Glass Works.

You can follow Aron Leaman on his website, Instagram and Facebook, and you can purchase his pieces on Etsy.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “For the Birds

  1. They are beautiful. Wish I lived close enough to see him work. That is an art that at my age I would never get into. Might set the whole workspace on fire but I sure can admire it. Donna, can you ID any of the birds you are seeing, please. Better just take pictures and let us ID them. Hal

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    • That sounds like fun! Sure. I haven’t been taking a camera because it gets so splashy out there. I do have a few phone pics. Here’s one from two weeks ago. It’s a mating pair of blue herons, I think.

      Blue heron mates


  2. These birds are indeed delicious!

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  3. The blue color is just beautiful.

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  4. I am sure you already knew that I was going to adore these. This is breathtaking glasswork and I love the way the artist sets it into sculptures with other contrasting but sympathetic materials. All of the pieces are beautifully elegant but I especially love the birds.

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  5. These are just lovely!

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