Thursday, May 14, 2009

a work in progress

No, no, not me, although I am a work in progress.

I thought I’d post a few pictures of the job we are working on (I’ve talked about it some in these posts:  brain block, presentation is everything and art is not pretty).  We’re way behind on the job, should have been finished by the end of March, and the bank account is reflecting that so much of my attention these days is focused on getting finished by the end of this month.

There are 14 panels that make up the entry (two doors and the side walls) to the new chapel at John Wesley United Methodist Church.  These shots are of the various panels in various stages of completion though none is complete.

on the rack:  the panels on the left have the sandblasting done but the stencil tape is still on, the backgrounds will be done with a different technique and will need a second stencil

on the table:  cutting the stencil

on the table:  the stencil is cut and ready for the blasting

in the booth:  carving the glass by sandblasting, the next stage is peeled off

If you would like to read in more detail about how this work is done you can visit here.


  1. I am intrigued. Your work is beautiful. My husband dabbles in stained glass. This would really interest him......but we have no time for fun here. Spring in a campground is mind-blowingly busy. Thank you for your kind comments on my "crazy" post.

  2. this requires patients and a lot of time i guess, you are so detailed..oh my i don't have this skills, i envy you, thanks for this.

  3. Your talent and patience are so inspiring. Such lovely work you do.

  4. Thank you all. Usually about 3/4 of the way through I'm kicking myself in the butt but I can't help it. I'm detail oriented.

  5. lol at your opening line and I am fascinated to see the process.... how and where you come up with art your produce. It's absolutely stunning!

  6. Wow Ellen, your work is detailed and beautiful. I love anything leaves, trees, nature. You have a nice work studio too! Would love to see the final results when you finish.

  7. Thank you, thank you, she says with great humility. I will definitely post pictures of the finished work.

  8. Nice! I always like to see a work in progress. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece, Ellen.

  9. Your creativity is such a gift, such a blessing...thank you for sharing.


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