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I began drawing animal portraits as a child – mostly pencil sketches of horses. Later, I started drawing my pets – dogs, horses and bunnies – using other mediums such as watercolor, chalk pastels, silk painting, and pen and ink. I developed an interest in stained glass mosaics because of the beauty of the glass.

When my dog Murphy passed away, I wanted to do something special in celebration of his life and how he had touched my life in a way only a dog can. I took up stained glass, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided I would share it with others by doing portraits of their pets.

I use shards of glass that I nip into obscure pieces using tile nippers. I then meticulously place and glue each piece to a clear piece of glass to create each image. I complete the image by grouting the spaces between the glass shards.

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Doc Haulin' AssPhographer Julie Baldwin

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Linda Balestreri ·· lbalestreri@surewest.net ·· 916-773-6830

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