Grandfather Philip

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grandfatherphilip.jpgI'm not sure if it counts as work or a labor of love, but this week I set up a Moveable Type weblog for my father. He's a stained glass artist outside Philadephia, PA.

Although he didn't persue it as a profession, he always loved art and his hobbies were creative. When I was growing up he did some rather odd projects, like hand painting (with a brush and enamel paints)our Jeep-like truck camoflauge. We lived in the woods and it was a little scary to drive it during deer hunting season. He also built furniture, dollhouses and minatures and Dad still draws the family Christmas cards every year.

But after retiring from a job in chemical R&D, he took up stained glass. His ability to combine technical detail with design, color and light makes his work excellent. He gets commissions and wins awards, so I think we'll count that as a success!

For the weblog, I set up category archives to make it easy to browse just the glass images and included his funny retirement story in the sidebar. Dad will never really retire, but he does wear the hat...

Grandfather Philip's Stained Glass

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A labor of love. No question about it.

I like the 'Short Story' in the left column. It made me laugh out loud...which is somewhat hard to do :)

What a great craftsman! You're lucky to have him as a father, he has a nice beard.

Wonderful site Kristen, look slike your whole family are artisticly gifted! For some reason though the design was showing up way wider than my window in the Phoenix version of Mozilla. To see the whole post I had to scroll the sidemenu off screen. I fyou need details, just ask.

UltraBob

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