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2022 Donations & Moving Forward

Thank you for such a great year! As promised, we are donating 10% of our profits from July 2022 to year end. The donations for 2022 have been made to: SPCA Albeta Mustard Seed Calgary  For 2023, our chosen charities are: Foothills Hospital, Calgary Health Foundation - neurology unit TBD - currently reviewing organizations within the arts and cultural area I will be donating 10% of my profits annually and all donations will be made in December of each year. If you are interested in being reviewed for the annual donations or would like a piece of art donated to your charity, please contact me.  "Its not how much we give, but how much love we put in to giving" Mother Teresa

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It's beginning to look a lot like...

It's the end of October and the holiday season is nearing. Christmas decor is hitting the shelves and markets have been scheduled. So I wanted to share my plans for the next few months: Mid November - Holiday / Ornament Collection Launch November 19 Oxford Market - 12-4pm, Bentley Alberta  November 26 Etsy / Found Market - 10am-4pm, Calgary, Alberta  December 2+3 Vend Market - 5-9pm (Friday) + 10am-4pm (Saturday), Calgary, Alberta  December 9-11 Market Collective - 4-9pm (Friday) + 10am-6pm (Saturday + Sunday), Calgary, Alberta  I hope to see you at some of these events! "Christmas isn't a season, its a feeling."

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Philanthropy

Right now, its June 2022 and I have had some time to reflect on my business as work is slowing down for the summer. One of the items I have been reflecting on is my charitable contributions and the difference I can make in my community.  In the past, I have donated a number of pieces to local organizations such as: Cerebral Palsy Alberta Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society  Keys to Recovery Houston Figure Skating Club I am happy to donate my work and you can contact me directly for more details. Moving forward (July 2022 and on), I will be donating 10% of all of my profits to a few charities that mean something to me, my family and/or my local...

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Stained Glass Tools & Supplies

I often get asked what sort of tools you need to get started in stained glass. Well the list can go on and on the more you get in to the art, so here is a list of what you need to get started in the Tiffany/coper foil technique of stained glass: Stained Glass Tools Glass Cutters - I prefer the TOYO brand pistol grip style but you can always opt for the pencil grip, which is my dad's favourite.  Mini Breakers/grozers pliers and running pliers - for snapping/breaking glass after its scored. Glass Grinder - I typically have a few grinders set up at one time with different sized drill bits. All of my grinders are old and can't be found anymore...

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Stained Glass Repairs: An Overview

I often get approached, at markets or via email, and asked if I can do stained glass repair work – and the answer is yes! I am happy to have worked on quite a few stained glass windows and stained glass suncatchers that I have been able to restore and repair as if they are brand new again! In this blog we will review: how to hang your stained glass window for longevity; how a stained glass repair assessment works; how to repair stained glass - an overview; stained glass repair costs. How to Hang Your Stained Glass Window One of the first questions I will ask, or one of the first things I am told, when talking about potential...

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