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Words Engraved in my Heart: The Goodness of Friends, Commissions, Art and Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness
Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness. Glass Mosaic. Lettering by Wayne Stratz, mosaic background by Margaret Almon, and Border by Suzanne Halstead

 

Friends and clients Suzanne and Gary Halstead commissioned me and Stratoz to turn the  9 Fruits of the Spirit into mosaic signs.  In April, 2011, all four of us gathered in our basement to pick out sheets of glass, and talk colors.  Wayne Stratz designed the lettering, cut out the letters, ground the edges.  Margaret Almon created the backgrounds, and then we gave them to Suzanne, who created the borders, grouted, sealed and polished them as part of sweat equity.  Gary installed them for the October 1st, 2011 dedication, which started with a walk through the Halstead’s stone labyrinth in their backyard.  These words will always be present in my heart after working with them so intimately over the past months, and I am honored that Suzanne and Gary were moved to commission us.

 

The Fruit of the Spirit
Wayne Stratz, Margaret Almon, Suzanne and Gary Halstead and the 9 Fruits of the Spirit Commission

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11 comments

  1. Thank you all for the kind comments! It was indeed gratifying to see the mosaics finished and in place, and to walk the labyrinth adjacent to the wall, and see the beautiful words from every angle.

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