Thursday is the day that we get to peek through other peoples windows. But, politely of course. This week I have a very special window for you. It is one that comes very close to my family.
The Old Salt's Mother was a very creative artist. Among other things she studied painting with her uncle the world renowned dust bowl regionalist Alexandre Hogue. But her passion was for making stained glass windows, and she has many installed in churches all over the country.
The state of Arkansas named my MIL as the recipient of their first "Living Treasures Award" in 2002.
Besides designing and crafting beautiful stained glass windows Bea also taught the craft to others and one of her best students Tess Cowie (who also became her best friend and assistant) has carried on the work of making beautiful stained glass windows.
Following is a picture of Tess with the first window she made. It was meant to be a gift for her husband. Regrettably, he only lived long enough to see the middle of it completed. Tess finished her husbands window and has moved it with her several times over the ensuing years.
Tess has become my husbands adopted mother and we visit with her often. She has even had me out working in her glass studio and I have the following sun catchers to show for her efforts. I doubt that I will ever tackle a window, but I have enjoyed the time spent with Tess in her workroom.
To join the fun or peek through everyone else's window panes visit our host Mary t at Window Views.