I know it has been a long time. Too long. There are not enough good excuses, but to just jump in again.
Just after the new year, I was pondering what to do with AISG. Membership is down. Stained glass work is more difficult to obtain. Many associates closing studios and finding part time work. Busy schedules find it more difficult to commit to courses or repair projects. It's been the deepest part of the dark, for quite some time.
And no sooner did I ask the question, did a friend and stained glass colleague email me. The simple hello was a great morale boost, but also he had sent a copy of an old 1982 Glass Studio magazine, filled with articles about the Canadian Stained Glass scene. It was such an affirmation, that it sparked a renewed commitment to AISG.
So, thank you Tod Beall and lovely wife Elinor! You have offered me a roost to nest in, on my travels to conferences and shopping excursions, great company, wonderful insights and perspectives beyond my borders. I'm not exactly sure what is going to happen, but I'll start by sharing the article you kindly sent to me. Hope everyone finds it interesting.