Before discovering stained glass as a medium, I was a welded metal artist. I discovered that I had a talent at drafting at about the same time that I took up stained glass and so I find that my engineering side comes out in my work. This helps when we do large commercial projects because I have the wherewithal to make sure that things fit.
When I was in high school I expressed a wish that I could be a writer someday. I’ve achieved that dream by writing about stained glass. I’ve written over 80 articles on how to do stained glass, and produced 11 videos about stained glass that we sell on Amazon and over 50 videos on youtube. So for me, the arts are an important part of self-expression, the desire to create and leave your mark on the world.