Friday, January 23, 2009

Michelle and Barack Obama's Inaugural Dance

This pattern is too large to feature here, but since it's very topical, I thought I might drop a note about it!

The pattern can be found at Michelle and Barack Obama's Inauguration Dance.

Below is a color preview:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Red Deer College Series 2009

At last, Red Deer College's course list for Serie 2009 is out. The College, located North of Calgary, offers a summer session covering nearly all of the glass arts. It is inexpensive for Canadians compared to other schools priced in US dollars, and competitive for Americans on account of a favorable exchange rate.

Follow the link to see the full list: Hot Glass Serie 2009

Also available are introductory and intermediate stained glass class.

Marilyn Monroe

Another Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Montreal Glass Courses

Interested in taking courses in the glass arts in Montreal? Espace Verre has wonderful facilities and expert teachers that are true artists.

Check out their course menu here.

All the classes I have taken there have been OUTSTANDING! I am happy to give my personal recommendation.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Peter Schiff

When Peter Schiff speaks, I listen. Here's why: check out this Youtube video: Youtube Montage. He's been right on the money since 2002. You might be interested in this other video montage of Schiff vs. Hank Paulson. For his most recent commentary, check his EuroPacific Newsletter regularly.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

How to frame your panel in zinc came

New content on my instructional website, Art Of Stained Glass! If you are a hobbyist wishing for a professional look for your panels but do not want to invest in fancy equipment, check out the two pages of instructions: Zinc Framing, page 1 and Zinc Framing, page 2.

I had some scraps of waterglass that I never used, as well as a piece of practice glass painting from the 'Trace and Texture' class I took with the amazing Deborah Coombs in 2008. I quickly assembled the very simple project below. All the stars lined up for me to prepare the zinc framing tutorial!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Oriental Shorthair

Below is Olive, my second and newest niece. She's still a kitten, but she fetches with astounding reliability! She belongs to my lucky sister-in-law, hello Suzie!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Time flies - the First Lady died a long time ago. She will always be remembered for being dignified and classy.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


I'm so hip. How hip am I? I know what Cthulhu is. This is my own original interpretation of Cthulhu: