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Florida February 2023

One this last day of January 2023 we woke up to snow. It wasn't a lot, maybe half an inch or so. Pretty to look at, cold to touch. Thankfully only a trip to the post office to send orders off to lo...

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52 Windows in 2023

52 windows is a lot to make. These are going to be all shapes, sizes and all customs using a variety of stained glass & fused glass.  As I'm making these, we're going lots of lives and people a...

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Love, love, love

I know, it's still January. I know, I like to live in the moment and not rush time by. But being an artist, crafter, creator and after being asked so many times on our lives and videos, I've just p...

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Our first official Vitragraph glass pull has happened in the new studio

Things happen fast here. That's partly because I'm a big believer in doing something right now and partially because I'm impatient. I like to think both of those things help me pack the maximum amo...

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Snowman Seeds

Happy December! Here we sit just a week away from Christmas eve. Our dear old home in this dear old church isn't looking as festive as I'd like. There are boxes, dressers, containers of stained gl...

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It's beginning to feel like Christmas!

Hello you lovely friend, I'm starting this off by saying that I'm sorry I haven't been able to do as many lives on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube as I'd like. We've been working so very...

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Circles of Life

Have you ever felt like your life comes full circle sometimes and you don't even notice it? That's happened to me so many times, it's as if all these circles are like rings of a tree that are what ...

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Family, friends and memories

Last Saturday Morton got his kilt box out from under our bed, taking out the elements to make up this traditional Scottish outfit and I was thinking about the first time I saw him in person in this...

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An idea, an action and a delightful result

Sometimes things happen so fast in our lives we don't get to really let them sink in. That's the feeling in the air here now! My whole life I've been impulsively motivated in a good way. I always b...

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Bringing Autumn Inside

Have you ever done something that sparked so many old memories you just had to fall in love with it again? That's what happened the day after our OctoberKraftFest event at the studio. Morton and I ...

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Reading your words i imagined a little you doing all these things as a child. I wish i grew up with more nature around me but i was lucky enough to be in girlscouts and have a dad who grew up on an old farm in Iowa who knew a lot about plants and growing stuff so i was able to find the beginigs of my love off nature through him. I am the youngest of 5 and my oldest sister is 17 years older and my middle sister is 10 years older so when you mentioned the age gap causing you to not really getting to know her at that age and going off on your own to play and imagine, i could relate because i did the same most often. I know i am a creative soul but have never let myself feel confident enough to really focus of my creativity. I've recently stated to try and pick up some of my crafts again and a lot of that is inspired by watching you work in your studio. Like you i dabble in many crafts. I love to crochet and I'm making myself a queen size bed spread right now, ive been making birthday cards with watercolors and watercolor paper and i just started playing with polymer clay. I always have so many ideas of things i want to make and do but i need to make the time for myself to actually do them. I wanted to share a few photos here but there isn't a place that i can see for me to upload any photos.

Thank you and Morton for sharing your life and creativity. You are sparking that creative flame in me.

Daphne_Sage: It's a dye that's heavy in pigment!

So the alcohol inks are a type of watercolor ink?

Thank you for inspiring all of us your crafts are so beautiful and the both of you are so pleasant to watch 💕 here is a link to my Etsy store
Have a wonderful day💕
Nelita Brosnac