March 13, 2012

Stained Glass

My gravitation towards Stained Glass started in the summers of 97-98. My aunt who got married a few years back then and lived in the city, would sign me up for the summer camps in her colony. That’s how I became the Jack of all trades and master of none.
One of these camps, I heard about Stained Glass. I understood it’s some form of painting on glass with radiant colors. (That’s a myth..not the truth) and also that it is expensive to learn. My plate was already full than I can eat, with soft toys, embossing and many more such crafts. The summer holidays comes to an end and Stained Glass falls behind.
            When I had the time to learn, I did not have the capacity to pay the fee. If I recollect, I think the fee was around Rs.1,000. When I was capable of paying the fee, I did not have the time to learn. Marriage, Pregnancy, Visa Issues, my journey to the US, has been a roller coaster ride for the past 10 years. When I had the time and the capability to pay my fee, I did not have the resources like car and proximity to classes.
God creates this opportunity for me to learn the art. It’s not been an easy thing to start on. Many hurdles on my way. Many questions arise, is it necessary now?  Do you have to drive 14 miles each way and spend 4 hours of your weekend time? Who takes care of the kids? Etc.I had to try all the so called *Sama Dana Bedha upayalu (not tried Danda)...haha. Finally, after a lot of persuasions, pleadings and convincement I get the green to go.
It’s not a good idea to take the entire credit to myself. There are a few souls behind who have been pushing, motivating and driving me towards my dream. If they happen to read this, they will know it for sure. I thank all of them for I see it happen in reality. Without you guys, I could have definitely not made it.
It’s not a great achievement that I am sharing with you here. All I wanted to convey is; everyone has their own dreams. I am not talking about studies, career, income or how well you settle in life. I mean your dream to do something you like, something you love, something you are passionate about. Be it singing, dancing, painting, cooking, cycling, writing or learning your favourite sport. Just do it. It’s never late. It’s said that, “Where there is a will, there is a way”. Being a weak willed person, now I believe in it.
                           Live your life before it slips away from your hands. GO. Chase your dreams. Chase them with passion!!

P.S: What is Stained Glass? Where I learn? What I did so far is to be followed in my next write-up along with some pictures..:-)


  1. have read just two posts in ur blog & u know?
    i am ur follower now :)

  2. @raj kumar ...haha thank u..welcome to my blog...just a beginner here..:)

  3. Hey,

    This is not fair leaving us wondering what's stained glass...
    Eagerly waiting for the next post.

  4. @Haritha..hahaha...oh mari ekkuva expect cheyakandi..akkada teleni brahma rahasyalu emi levu...:)

  5. ప్రస్తుతానికి మీ బ్లాగ్ మెంబర్ అయిపోయాను...కొంచెం తీరిగ్గా చదవవలసిన బ్లాగ్ లా ఉంది మీది...:-) ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు..:-)

  6. @ A Homemaker's Utopia...welcome to my tiny world..thank u..aite posts inka short cheyataniki prayatnistanu...meeku kooda Ugaadi subhakankshalu..:)

  7. i would say it IS a very good achievement. i have seen your latest post and you are good at it. such creativity is a blessing

  8. @Sujatha...anyone can do this...don't have to be creative at all...but I am creative in some things though...hehe..thank u..:)