Hey Everyone! Alright, so when last we spoke I was sharing some past faux fun ideas. As you can see, I had a lot of fun with this medium… A lot of fun! Well It wasn’t long before I found myself without any glass to “do my thing” on. So as many of you know I have a morning ritual of opening all the window blinds, curtains in the house. I’ve said it before and I will say it again…”NEVER be afraid to let God’s light into your home”! Anyway, so as I was opening the vertical blinds in the kitchen, (I should interject at this point to mention that i’m currently residing with my brother) when my brother came in and asked why I was opening the blinds. “Well it’s dark in here..why is something wrong”? My brother’s response was funny… he says “well no, I usually keep them closed so I don’t have to see what all needs to be done back there” (referencing to the work that needed to be done in the backyard)!
Well after I stopped laughing, I said to him “so you keep your kitchen dark so you don’t have to see what’s going on back there”… He explained that he just turns on the kitchen light, but I can’t grasp the concept of throwing a few dollars the electric company’s way for light, when the good Lord is giving you hours of light for free! Okay you guys, I’ve been told on many occasions to pick my battles and here was a battle that I wanted to win. So I looked at the windows, and said “well what if I did something to your windows so you didn’t have to look at the situation in the backyard…would that be cool”? I then explained to him that I could do his window’s up for him and that way he could have all the light and not the eye sore of a backyard and he agreed! Yes!… Victory was mine! 🙂 There was more to my argument, but i’m giving your the short version of the “battle at Matlock”. So I set off to take a look at some windows on the internet, and then brought him three options to choose from. The following window was his choice. He said “are you sure you can replicate this window”? I assured him that I would do my best and off I went.
Well as I went along with the process, his excitement grew, (along with his respect for his sister’s abilities). And while the original window has clear glass next to the mermaid, I told him we could frost that part so he could have all the light and not have to see what all needed to be done in the backyard and he said “great”! When I finished, I with great reluctance, put the vertical blinds back in place. I agreed to do the windows not eliminate the blinds. Well to my great surprise, my brother came in two days later and asked why I had put the blinds back up. “I thought that was what you wanted”… Well he like them so much that he requested that I take the blinds back down and now this lovely window is what we wake up to everyday!
We’ve had several requests for me to do the same to other windows since, but once I did his kitchen window, I was hooked. I knew that if I could do this that I could do actual stained glass and my feet were set off on a new path! So what’s today’s lesson? Well for starters, stop giving your money to the electric company! Let some of the heavens universal light into your home. Use your imagination…go into the kitchen and take a look at the window and say to yourself “so just what would I like to see everyday if I could change what I see”? I personally believe that vertical blinds will be a thing of the past. They’re dated, unattractive, and offer little light filtering. It’s not good for your overall spirit. Let some of God or Source or whatever you call your higher power’s light into your home along with some colors of the chakras, and infuse energy into your home and spirit!
If your in college, rep your school colors on your windows, or better yet, your fraternity logo! If you have a church that doesn’t have any stained glass windows, use your talent to do the windows…you’ll be the star parishioner, and be blessed for helping bring an energy and spiritual well being to everyone! Okay so here’s my favorite part…it’s inspiration time! A before and after of the kitchen window and some inspiration for that lucky parishioner! Please click on the picture to get the best view. God bless and see you on the next post! 🙂
Calling all Parishioners…. this one’s for you! 😉