They say the more you do something the easier and less scary it gets. Well I have to say that every time I do a custom stained glass installation, there is always a little bit of apprehension on installation day. Usually they go pretty smoothly, but I did have one installation that required me to […]
Last week I was in Charlottesville, Virginia with my daughter. We took some time to tour Monticello. I don’t know what Charlottesville looks like the rest of the year, but last week was absolutely beautiful. The weather was perfect. Trees were budding. The tulips were overflowing, and the views from Monticello were breath taking. Even […]
Last weekend I was puttying a stained glass transom I am working on. My father stopped by to inspect my work. If you have been reading this blog, you probably remember that it was my father who taught me how to do stained glass. When he saw my method of puttying, he snickered a bit. […]
Yesterday while I was working in the studio the UPS truck drove up and delivered a package I wasn’t expecting. Inside the package was a Manhattan drink set that had belonged to my grandfather. What wonderful memories that brought back.
Today I cut out the glass for this custom stained glass panel. The flower was based on a flower vine in my garden. A plumeria I think. This piece will be installed in a powder room. I hope to start leading it up tomorrow as long as the temperature in the studio stays above 55 […]
Every year I attend at least one local show as a vendor to sell my glass items. And every year I say, “This is the last time I am doing this.” To those of you who make a living by doing craft and art shows, I tip my hat to you. Perhaps the more you […]
While I was soldering I started thinking about what it is that makes solder lines look good. When teaching beginner stained glass classes, I find that soldering is the step that students find the most challenging. So I thought I’d share some thoughts on soldering.
My close encounter with a Texas armadillo.
I used to claim myself as a Yankee from New York. But this year marks a turning point. I have now lived here in Texas longer than I lived in New York. So I guess I am officially a Texan! Even my friends in New York say I sound like a southerner now. Well, you […]