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Houston, Texas, United States
Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Baby Faces in Stain Glass

Everytime I wear this necklace, I am asked where did I get it.  I bought the necklace from Target, but I made the charm attached to it.  On one side is a picture of my first son, John and the other is a picture of my younger son, Mathew.  I scanned and cropped the original pictures and printed only their faces in black and white.  I then sandwiched the pictures between two pieces of glass and soldered them together.  I used a lobster claw to attach the soldered charm to the necklace.  I love to wear this necklace and my teen boys always ask to see their cute little smiling faces. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


The SPX Parent Association decorated the Commons area with pastel colored parasols hanging from the ceiling.  When the air conditioner kicked on the parasols started spinning.  It was a cool idea and the spinning of the parasols made it much more special.  It was a nice surprise.

Good Morning from Houston

What a great morning it was today. I came out and took pictures of my neighbors flowers before I went to work.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Stain Glass Window Panes

I love to make something nice out of recycled or found objects. This three panel window was a found object thrown out at the curb. My children hate when I pick up things on the curb. I am a true believer of one mans junk is another mans treasure. I used scrap glass for the words Faith, Hope and Love in each panel with a picture to represent each word. The picture on the bottom is the result. It was sold at the first craft show last year. I love the way it came out and hated to part with it. Lucky for me I found more trashed windows to mosaic.


My husband (Juan) always says, "Time waits for no one." I have come to realize this is so true. Time seems to go by so quickly. I wish there were more hours in the day so that I can complete all the things that I want to accomplish. My day is consumed with work, school and my family. Don't get me wrong I love my family and cherish every minute with them. There are some times that I just want to get a craft project finished but just gets put to the side to deal with some other situation. Before I know it, it is midnight and did not get to finish my project. Today, I have made a promise to my self that I will make time to work on a project. I will set at least one hour a day to do something creative and fun. One hour is not a lot of time, but it is a start and it is a reasonable goal. Wish Me Luck.

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