Kelli's Show and Tell is always so interesting. If you have not checked it out you certainly should. Kelli is one of the most talented gals out in the cyber world these days and she is so generous with all of her ideas.
Since I have amazingly not taken any pictures this week, I thought that I would share a picture of a leaded glass window that I made years ago. This was made in the 70s and was made for a great aunt, Agnes, who was an avid hunter.
Agnes was a character. She had moved from the lush farmlands of Iowa and settled in a harsh Californian desert town near Blythe. She was a wicked Cribbage player and could shoot pool better than anyone I've ever known. Agnes definitely lived off the land and we were always amazed at what we were served at mealtimes. Thanks to Agnes I have eaten beaver, turtle, rattlesnake, quail, wild boar and pickled eggs.
She loved this glass piece and when she went into a nursing home for the last few months of her 94 years she insisted that I take the piece back home with me. It now hangs in our office window.
At the time that I made this window, I was working with several contractors and making windows for different homes and restaurants. The hobby that I loved turned into a job for me and I was thrilled. I had to eventually get a partner and together we worked on one 12,000 sq. ft. home that required one hundred and eighty six windows. It was HUGE! The house was a showpiece and was featured on a television show demonstrating various artists working together. The talented people that I worked beside on the project were amazing. One was a Dis*ney animator, one a tile artist, one a painter who painted an incredible picture of an English village on the garage wall complete with dogs yapping at the car wheels. It was just a wonderful yearlong project.
Leaded glass fascination died off somewhat and I now work on smaller projects just for fun. I do not miss the hectic pace of production, but I do miss the interaction of all the wonderfully talented people who I was blessed to meet.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.