Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Stained Glass Window, Week 28

Last night Keith and some neighbors managed to flip over all 1,532 pieces of the stained glass window, so the image you see above is now facing down, and the front side, which is only foiled with copper tape and is not yet soldered, is facing up. It's absolutely disconcerting to see the window "backwards" now that the front side is up after spending well over six months looking at the back side of the window.

We're planning an Open House at our home on Saturday, September 20, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM; the stained glass window will be displayed in our front window for our friends, family, and other interested people to view. Any of you who live in San Diego County are invited -- just bring along a finger food to share.

The window will be installed the next week in Dr. Adema and Marcia's home in Descanso the following week, and will be unveiled at a wine and cheese evening gathering in their home, September 27 at 4:30 PM. Semi-formal evening attire is appropriate. This unveiling is for Dr. and Marcia Adema's friends and family and for people associated with the Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council. Dr. Adema has arranged for classical musicians and quite a wonderful evening; we're really looking forward to the formal unveiling. The stained glass will be installed in a west-facing window where the sun will cause the window to alter subtly with changing light. It will be spectacular!

So just another few weeks, and the window will be finished! All 1,532 beautiful, brilliant, pieces.


Lona said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Your dh is using his talent well...

CC said...

About a week ago Jeff, Caroline, Janie and I went to visit Jeff's grandparents' at the mausoleum at Forest Lawn. At the mausoleum they have an amazing stained glass window of The Last Supper which was done by an Italian artist. It is amazing. Caroline was fascinated by it and commented how the effects on it by the changing daylight reminded her of her Fred window. Thanks again for bringing so much beauty into her life.


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