Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Marketing with Vancouver Symphony!

 I am excited to have the opportunity to advertise with the Vancouver Symphony!  I am focusing on what I can provide for people and what need I can fulfill instead of trying to sell a product.  

Here is the ad:

It will be fun to hear from people from this.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Stained Glass Transom Completes Entryway

 Oct 2020 I had installed 2 sidelight stained glass panels in an entryway in Wenatchee, WA.  After the installation was completed the clients expressed that the transom window looked bare and the entryway incomplete.  I worked on a panel for them and installed it on April 3, 2021.  It really completed the entryway. The clients love the way it turned out.  "It fills me with joy every morning" was one response from them.  

This project was a lot of fun and emotionally rewarding.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Stained Glass for Entryway

 Just completed cleaning a panel that will go into a transom window. This is a continuation of a project I installed last October in Wenatchee, WA in two sidelight windows.  The client wanted to complete the entryway by having the design flow through the top window.

The installation will be first part of April. Looking forward to seeing all windows completed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Northern Lights Stained Glass Installed!

 The Northern Lights Panel is installed!

The second picture shows before the installation. This is an interior space that has an opening between 2 rooms.  A ledge was built in to support the stained glass.

The following images are different angles and lighting 

It is so much fun to see how the glass captures the different lighting and how it the glass and light changes when viewing from different areas of the rooms.

Here are some detail shots showing the beveled glass.

The bottom 2 are from the backside of the panel.  

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the process of this project and the final result.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Bonding Green Beveled Glass- Northern Lights Window

 Bonding the green triangles that have been beveled onto the clear beveled triangles throughout the design.

The picture with the exacto knife shows how the UV adhesive oozes out and once it is hardened I cut it and clean up area.  The UV lamp is then placed back down for another 3 minutes to fully cure the adhesive. It is a painstaking process but the end results are quite stunning.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Beveling Final Pieces for Northern Lights project

Beveling the green colors that will be bonded on top of the clear bevels throughout the design.  Next is cleaning the panel then bonding these triangles.

Radio Ad

 I recently did a radio ad on All Classical Portland radio station.  I did something a little different than what I had done in the past.  Usually, I focus only on the product of what I do which is not what I really offer.  Being on radio, the basic info of the product is important and I wanted to add the emotion of what I offer in the ad.  After giving a few samples and knowing that it had to be concise, the person who pulled it all together did a great job, I thought.  

"Today's broadcast is made possible in part by painter and stained glass artist Isaac D Smith- using sparkling light and radiant color to create visual symphonies for the soul.  You can see his work at Isaacdsmith dot com"

It stirs the emotional aspect as well as informing what I do in a concise manner. Nice to try something a little different

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Puttying the Northern Lights Panel

 After cutting out the green triangles, I putty both sides of the panel and have to let it set for a couple of weeks before cleaning.  While it sets I will be beveling the green triangles.

The putty/stained glass cement was traditionally used to weather proof the panel.  It is still done but is more to make the panel more solid and fill in the gap from the glass and came.  It is not needed as a weather sealer because the stained glass panel is not used as the only pane of glass for windows.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Northern Lights Panel, Adding Green

 After soldering both sides of the panel, I draw the middle shape of the clear bevels and cut a couple different shades of green colored glass that will be beveled and bonded on top of the clear bevels later in the process.  I do this at this stage because the next part is to putty both sides, let it set for a couple of weeks before cleaning.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Northern Lights Design, Soldering

 Now that the panel is all pieced together, the next step is to solder the joints, both front and back.

Getting the panel turned around to solder the back side is a very tricky maneuver for a panel of this size.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Northern Lights Design in Process

 I have been piecing together the large Northern Lights stained glass panel.  Here are a few pics showing the process.

The color pieces are hand beveled in a couple of spots to add interest, light play and depth.  I am using zinc came for added strength and durability for this large panel.  

Stay tuned for more pics as the project progresses.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Thank You

 Thank you to all who have artwork in their homes, I am grateful for the opportunity to have added joy to your surroundings.

Thank you to those who continue following me and my work throughout the years and given words of encouragement from time to time.

Thank you to those who have believed in me.

Isaac D Smith

Monday, November 16, 2020

Northern Lights Design

 I am working on a large stained glass panel with a Aurora Borealis feel to it.  My original design had a more flowing feel to it and the client wanted something slightly different which will still look good but it is not quite what I envision.  It is a fun project.

These are part of the process so far and will post more images as the panel progresses.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Today's Inspiration!

I found these leaves and they have captivated me, the movement, shape, color!
They have reminded me of my mission, Nourish Your Soul Through a Symphony of Light and Colour!
Much needed today

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Decompressing/Reorganizing after Installation

After completing the installation in Wenatchee of the sidelight panels and several smaller projects and repairs I am taking time to clean, reorganize my glass supply, and shop area.

 It takes lots of time to do this but it will be worth it afterward!