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Glass Class

Months later … okay almost a year … nevertheless … along with my biggest fan and brain-trust RJ … we finally finished my “Glass on Glass” instructional video class. In this class, I’ll show you how to create a Glass on Glass vintage window of your very own!

Glass on Glass Vintage Window Art

Available on Vimeo @ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/glassonglass1

Creating an instructional video was much easier than writing my book.

What book you ask? … it was a few years back (OMG 11 years ) I was contacted by a publisher to write a book about my found object and pique-assiette mosaic tile artwork. The book took almost a year to write and photograph, was a great experience and a ton of work … the next time I write a book – if there is one – I’m going to make darn sure that I get to name the book and choose the cover image. Period. I’m mostly over it. Sort of.

It’s a weird feeling that the book is forever in the Library of Congress and is sold on Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble, to name a few.  It’s been reviewed by some happy people, who encouraged me to keep gluing, while others posted some really mean reviews that at first made me very sad, then mad and then finally really bad for the people who wrote them. People need to be nicer and smile more.

  • Vintage Window glass-mosaic
  • Vintage Window Glass on Glass Mosaic
  • glass on glass artwork

Overall, I gave the book a B+ … which was always acceptable in my world, especially in math.  The book is good, not great but I finished it and survived everything that came along with it like … the realization that I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and gosh darn it a few people liked it.

Giving my DIY Glass on Glass video an A+ because … I did the class unscripted in 3 takes, didn’t cut myself once and Rob was not harmed when he pushed the publish button.

Hope you’ll check it out.

Glass Class with Mara Lee is now available on Vimeo @ https://vimeo.com/ondemand/glassonglass1

“objects are bigger than they appear”

The studio-bunkhouse is still underway … slower process than we’d like – oh well … it will when it does.

Design
The Studio,Workshop,Bunkhouse,Ballroom with Kitchen and Bath

It’s bigger than I imagined.

Studio-Workshop-Bunkhouse

The studio and man cave are dried in and now the floors, walls, window coverings and lighting need to be finalized.

The kitchen and bathroom are ready for final design decisions like walls, floors, countertops, cupboards, appliances, lighting, tile, sinks, faucets, shower, window coverings … $$$$$ …. this is the part where you have to dig in to find the very best for less with no regrets. It will be done … under budget or bust.

Kitchen-Bathroom Design

In closing … one thing always holds true with Roberto … go big or go home. This time he designed a multi-use space where a crowd can take a nap or have a hoedown.

Brilliant … hope they bring snacks.

Ballroom Bunkhouse

virtual assistance

Someday

Someday I might get around to another someday but for now I’m knee-deep into the decade old someday of designing the elusive online shop.

After following the directions and starting over a thousand times, it became crystal clear that patience gets easier the more you use it.

Three cheers to those who stick around long enough for the pieces to magically fall into place.

Happy Friday!

Mosaic Tile Found Object Art Mara Lee always a work in progress.

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