Last fall I was a participant in the Kawartha Art Festival in Fenelon Falls. This was my first year attending this event and I enjoyed meeting the artists from the town and area.
A couple came to talk to me about my art and asked questions about my custom Stained Glass work.
They told me that they were renovating a 100-year-old farm house in the area and wanted two transom windows created for above the doors in an inside hallway.
They gave me a sample of what they were envisioning and I followed up with several drawings created on my computer. This went back and forth a few times until we had the perfect one!
Next, they came to my home studio and picked out the glass from samples, the glass was purchased and the project began. This was a very complicated pattern that I had created and was very challenging to recreate in glass to say the least!
Everywhere I went for the two months that I was working on these windows my fingers where wrapped in bandages because I had so many cuts on my fingers. The gold glass was particularly treacherous!
A couple of months later the windows were finished and I brought them to their home to check the fit. Thankfully they fit perfectly and the couple was over the moon with the finished product.
The look of wonder and excitement expressed on their faces as I held them in place made all those hours of cutting and grinding and fitting worthwhile.
Their Maple Leaves vision will be installed shortly when the hallway is painted and ready!