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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 lovely customers and no shoveling or plowing was needed. Since our son has moved in and is turning th...

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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 are really connecting with and loving certain elements. Since I'm a working artist who loves the ide...

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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 put together a Valentine's Box. They're up for a limited time, until they sell out, on our shop. Tha...

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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 amount of fun into my life. Just a couple months ago, our son decided he would move in with us, taking...

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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 glass, tables stacked full of studio and organizers that are nowhere near being organized covering the...

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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 hard here moving the studio all around. Our goal is to have our son moved in before Christmas and t...

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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 forms the richness of our life. When I talk about rich, it has nothing to do with money or material ...

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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 kilt. We were living in Scotland, seven miles south of Edinburgh and we had been invited to a part...

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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 believe that the best time to do something is right now and that the best is yet to come. These two t...

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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 went for a walk up the mountain behind the old church we call home on a perfectly crisp fall day. Th...

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Shifts in perspectives

As a person who is always in motion, most of the time anyway, it can be tough to get a good picture of things that are constantly moving. My mind is always chasing ideas, with creations popping in and out of it so much that it can become almost impossible to keep up with. Silent time is good for...

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October starts now!

Getting the autumn decorations out begins now with the unveiling of our special new boxes that are listed at the very top of our main page. These boxes are limited to 10 and will be something that we do each & every month of the year, starting right now! Details at our HOME page New features...

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Sweet September

At 59 I'm always thrilled when I wake up, happy to still be alive, and I especially love it when my day is filled with things I've never done before. After all, I've been doing things for over 21,500 days now. So today, this very morning, I am delighted to say I've sent my first studio email to o...

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Calling all creators! We want to use this blog to help connect you to the world for FREE! Here at The1870 we're all about making things, love-love-love and helping others. This blog is going to be the jumping board for helping us all get connected with the world of friendships, creative creation...

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Alcohol Ink Adventures & Tips

Alcohol Ink is a vibrant way to add real flow, feels and color pops to your arts & crafts. Traditionally it's used on shiny & slick surfaces like tiles, glossy papers or glass but I like putting it to the test on other surfaces too. Painting a canvas: First I coat the canvas with several...

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Hey there, A whole entire day isn't really a long time, it's been overdue, it's been needed & it's finally done. As Morton is resting with a migraine, I've been sorting out the website & now want to ask you for your help. Can you please check it out, tell me if I have any typos, broken ...

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