My main submission to Desert Bus for Hope 8. Princess Peach’s famed stained glass window has appeared in numerous Mario Bros games and this is my own version of it. To make use of both sides of the frame, I also included her peach blossoms from Smash Bros Melee as a decorative element.
This was my first real foray into faux stained glass using cardstock and vellum, consisting of approximately 120 pieces. The frame itself featured three panes of glass and the artwork was adhered directly to the glass’ surface to achieve the floating affect. Extra touches such as ribbon titles, the cut work on the frame, and small gems added to the piece’s charm.
I was completely floored when it was chosen to be a Live Auction item, an amazing honor as only a dozen hand-crafted items were chosen to be auctioned off live on air. The auction itself ended up encapsulating the unique spirit of generosity found at Desert Bus as one bidder, Raiger, ended up winning it only to give it to a longtime Desert Bus supporter, Lord_Hosk, who had been outbid. As if that wasn’t enough, the artwork ended up being featured on the official Desert Bus 8 poster, another amazing honor that I consider a matter of personal pride.
All photos taken by Desert Bus for Hope.