So Maybe I’m Becoming Famous

Last month I received an email from a graphic designer asking permission to use an image from my website for one of her designs.

“Hi, Arlene.

 I am working with a hospice center in Aurora, IL. We are making posters and signs for a Walk To Remember annual event.  We ended up with a stained glass theme, and there is a butterfly release that takes place at the event. 

 I wandered into your website and love it all! I was hoping to use this image of your butterfly in the poster as part of the background. I would like to have your permission to use this image you have posted on the internet.

 If you like, I would be happy to layout your brochures on a table and maybe business cards if you have any.”

 I sent her some of my business cards to lay out on the table at the event.   She will be sending me a mock-up of the sign she will be creating.

Now today I received this email from another stained glass artist:

“Good afternoon!
I inquired at Delphi Glass about the tiger stained glass on their banner currently to see if the pattern was available, as it is gorgeous!  They informed me that it is your art work.  I checked on your internet site and saw several beautiful pieces that caught my eye.  I am planning on doing some African themed stained glass pieces after having made a trip to Africa, and wondered if you sell patterns from any of your pieces.  (I know, the tiger is not African but it is beautiful!).  I’m not offended if you say no, enjoyed looking at your gallery in any case. Thanks!”

Here’s a link to the Delphi Glass website, my work is Picture Number One of three pictures. 

Funny thing, the African animals and the tiger were purchased patterns produced by GlasDesign.  Not one of them was a pattern that I created.  I will, however, respond to the inquirer telling her exactly what patterns I used. 

It would seem to me that having a website is beneficial.  If you are interested, here’s a link to my website.



And now my question to you, my blog followers, am I finally making a name for myself with my art?


The Savannah Bird Girl Mosaic

I fell in love with the city of Savannah, Georgia in May of 1996 when my son, Paul Graduated from Parris Island Marine Corps Training.  Naturally, being a typical proud Momma, I travelled to the graduation ceremonies and stayed in the fabulous city of Savannah at the River Street Inn on historic River Street.

During the time of my visit, the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” was very popular.  The cover of the novel is a picture of the sculpture known as the Bird Girl that was created in 1936 by sculptress Sylvia Shaw Judson in Lake Forest, Illinois. It achieved fame when it was featured on the cover of the 1994 novel.

Recently, I designed a stained glass pattern of the Bird Girl and had planned to create a sizeable window hanging.  But now that I am working in my yard, I decided to convert the pattern into that of a stained glass mosaic for the wall.  Despite the 100 plus degree temps outside, I have completed the mosaic and wish to share the finished result with you, my blog followers.