I began an exercise of using "parts" to make up the designs. In these I took the shapes of some leaves and cut a number, leaving the decision of how to place them until a required number had been cut. The number required was determined by tossing each one as cut onto the base glass providing an almost random pattern. Of course, I could not resist arranging a few in a better way! The first reminds me of the current scene out doors. There is greenery around, but frost on the ground. These brown leaves have a reminder of frost on their surfaces.
Using the same leaf shapes, I continued to cut and distribute the shapes over the base glass. This time, I varied the colours of the shapes and added some shading.
This exercise has provided a couple of pleasing square platters and begins to lead me away from the rigid requirements of restoration, repair and reproduction.