I’ve not written a blog before and no doubt will write very few in the future, primarily because I do not have a computer (and don’t intend to get one!). So I have to rely of the generous nature of my friends to get such this to the Station Gallery website.
I have said that my eyesight and my hearing (I listen to classical music most of the time) were my most treasured senses. Well 2 1/2 years ago (on my 70th birthday yet) my optic nerve was permanently damaged. I have temporal arthritis – and as a result I now see through a hazy blur with my left eye. My right eye was never wonderful as I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 16 months old, so although it’s a challenge now to do stained glass or any other fine close up work, I will carry on as long as I can. The glass has kept me busy and seen me through some rough patches. Each project now takes longer because I can’t see well enough to cut each piece of glass as accurately as in the past. (What would I do without my grinder?!) But I still love working with colour and texture and creating my own designs.
I’m a member of the library in Port Perry and so for 2 years now I’ve sold my work at their annual Snowflake sale (a fundraiser for the library) in the month leading up to Christmas. So if you need some wonderful little stained glass gifts for Christmas come to the Scugog Memorial Library in Port Perry! But you will see me in the Fenelon Station Gallery all this summer.