Adventures in Dangerous Art
I'm learning the art (or is it a craft?) of stained glass. At this weblog, I record progress, note useful links, and document flesh wounds.


The Art League
Where I took a lead class and a 3D construction class.

Weisser Glass Studio
Where I buy supplies, and where I took a foil class.

Virginia Stained Glass Co.
Where I buy supplies if I happen to be in Springfield and if they happen to have what I want.

Great prices on supplies, a lively and helpful Glass Chat message board, and excellent Technical Tips on stained glass tools and techniques.

Glass Galleries Links List
A list of Glass Chat users who've uploaded photos of their work.

The StoreFinder: Stained Glass Store Front
Lots of articles. Tutorials
Even more articles. Particularly recommended: "Anatomy of a design" and "Wood frames."
Courtesy of Google Groups.

Nancy's Beginner Tips and Tricks
Scoring, breaking, soldering, finishing, and more.

Splinter Removal Tips

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It's a glass cutter.
November 17, 2002: Not Exactly Helpless, But...
My right hand is still mysteriously aching, stiff, and all but useless. Painful activities include: shifting gears; writing; using a salt shaker; opening a car door; defending myself against tickling; spanking the Garfield cat (who is puzzled and disappointed that his daily allotment of ass-smacking has plummeted so dramatically). If I can't do any of that stuff, I definitely can't cut glass.

I have no idea how long this will last, but I do know I am right sick of it already. Don spent all evening playing in the basement workshop while, upstairs, I killed time that didn't want to die. It should have been both of us down there, making our respective messes of sawdust and glass shards, squabbling over power outlets and the good safety goggles. Damnit.


Posted by Michelle on November 17, 2002 08:53 PM

You can always swat Garfield's ass with your left hand. We wouldn't want him to get all sad or anything.

Posted by: Lori on November 17, 2002 10:04 PM

A good point, and I do my best, but my left hand is dead stupid, so I can't swat *nearly* as hard or as fast with it.

Mine is a kitty of discerning masochistic tastes, I'm afraid.

Posted by: Michelle on November 17, 2002 11:16 PM

"...I killed time that didn't want to die."

Great sentence. Wish I had written it.

Posted by: Stephanie on November 19, 2002 05:05 PM

"Wish I had written it" is, to my mind, one of the nicest compliments there is. Thank you :)

Posted by: Michelle on November 19, 2002 08:56 PM

how childish am i? all this talk of cutting glass is making me think about protruding nipples.


ah well, at least i managed to wait this long to make my perversion known to the world. sigh.

Posted by: allura on November 20, 2002 11:24 AM

Allura: I think it's like being gay. Everyone knows it before you make the big, breathless announcement ;)

Posted by: Michelle on November 20, 2002 03:01 PM

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