Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Getting Close to publishing our DVD

I couldn't have done it without a lot of help from friends. Ammon Ehrisman did almost all of the production. But when he was getting ready to move, he just ran out of time and washed his hands of the project. I can't say that I blame him, because it really took a long time to get this project complete. His website is He does excellent work and I wish him well in his ventures.

After Ammon left, Micheal Drebot took a crack at getting the video in shape for publication. He was going to do more, but the guy who was expert in Adobe editing first wanted too much money and then moved. But Micheal did get it into the format that we sold for awhile. Micheal's website is

Finally, I persuaded Cammon Randle of CopperRain to help with the video. He took pity on me and did work for a fraction of his normal charges. He cleaned up some problems with the video and then created "chapters" on the DVD so that people can easily skip from one spot to the next. His website is

To get the great artwork for the DVD, we did it ourselves several times and then we turned to the talents of Mark Ishii. He was able to help us come up with a more professional look while keeping the ideas we had that were good. His website is He really was a big help and we feel the money spent was worth it.

So finally, we're publishing the DVD and it will be sold on Amazon, another electronic store and our own site But it's not there yet, we have to send the DVD via mail to the production company. But we do expect to see it for sale by the end of January (which to me is record time!)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How To Sandblast Stained Glass

Sandblasting stained glass requires as much pre-planning as any other stained glass project. Select your glass and your pattern before starting.

Sand carving glass is a great decorative method when you need more detail than is easy in conventional stained glass. Sign lettering is a good example. Also it's a good way to get paint to stick to glass, see The Painted Leaf project.

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Art Show

I've got to admit that I was getting tired just before the Art show. We had to handhold and babysit several of our artist friends. I even told the director of shows at the Covey Center that I wasn't ever going to do this again (meaning being in charge of all the artists). She said something like, "Until next year."

I balked at the idea until things started coming together and by the 5th, the night of the opening of the show, I was starting to feel pretty good about things. So now I'm recharged and we're thinking about what the show next year will be about. We're even planning pieces of art for it.

If you happen by the Covey Center for the Arts, located at 425 West Center Street in Provo, Utah, you ought to stop by and see the show. They are open from 10 to 5, Monday through Friday and then have additional hours in the evenings and Saturdays when other events are scheduled. It will be going through January 2nd.

To see pictures of the show, you just need to go to and find me and look at the photos. While you're there, become my friend!