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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.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Scrap Glass Garden Art

 Lately I have been in an artistic rut.  So I decided to take a Scrap Glass Garden Art class at Harmony Stained Glass Shop in Pasadena, Texas.  I joined the class not really knowing what we were going to make as there was no picture of this Garden Art before I signed up for the class, but I figured it was a way to use some of my scrap glass.  As always the place was clean and the people were friendly. The instructions were clear but the instructor was not around enough to give much help.  She only came to see my project once and only told me that it looked good and to keep up the good work.  In fact the owner of the shop was more helpful than the instructor.  I had no problem with constructing my art piece just that it was time consuming for a project this big and I had to bring it home to finish.   In fact, if I had seen the picture of the instructors piece, I probably would not have taken the class, as I have made something similar to this before.  The only difference is that these are on metal stakes so that the piece can be set on the ground instead of hanging. 

Because I could not get a good picture of this garden piece, I took a picture of both sides.  I don't like how the pale colored glass is too faded out.  Next piece I will make using opaque glass. 

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Monday, June 11, 2012

St. Iggy's Stained Glass

Every Sunday we drive 45 minutes to St Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church for the Teen Life Mass. Here is the outside of the church.

My two boys play in the Teen Life Band and Hubby works sound for them I
always sit with Hubby in the sound booth. Here is the view from the booth.

It is not your old style church with stained glass windows all around. In fact, there is a 
small stained glass panel of Our Lady of Guadalupe that hangs just outside the main church 

and a large stained glass window installed in the small chapel.  The door to the chapel was  locked and I had to take the picture from behind a glass wall. 


Being a stained glass artist I hate not seeing the beautiful cathedral glass depicting religious scenes with thousands of pieces of colorful glass.  It certainly is different from the old church I went to as a child.  I sure do miss looking up at those beautiful windows.  LOL

Does your place of worship or home have any stained  glass?  If so I would love to see some pictures.  Will you post them on your blog?

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