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Marion, my neighbor and landlady in Invergordon, makes mosaics and stained glass.  I admired the mirror in our house and found that she made it.

“If you stop in the charity shop in Dornoch, they have a large one I made,” and when we saw it–it was really cool. 9-14-16-dornoch-charity-shop-mirror-by-marion-rhind-002sm9-14-16-dornoch-charity-shop-mirror-by-marion-rhind-001smMarion also makes stained glass and offered to let me make a piece. We talked over ideas and I ended up deciding to make a stylized leaf in fall colors. Here’s the studio space. Who wouldn’t want to make stuff in a greenhouse overlooking the ocean?9-14-16-stained-glas-010Here’s my leaf from pattern to completion:

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Here’s Marion checking my finished work:dscn5926If you want to make stained glass or mosaics while you’re in Scotland, Marion’s converting her garage into a studio space with enough room to run small classes. What could be more fun? I’m going to check back and see how the studio evolves.