Good Morning friends! I am working hard on this cold and rainy Autumn day but hold out hope for some sunshine and the changing colors of the trees. One can HOPE! Yesterday, my friend Denise and I made the trip to Elvira, Iowa, a lovely farming community surrounded by beautiful Iowa countryside. I have been commissioned to create three stained glass windows for the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church! Pastor Bill is a wonderful man, so full of inspiration and energy. I have asked Denise Clenney, of Changing Designs, to draw the pattern I will be using for the windows. I was able to get the measurments of the windows with Denise's help and our brain-storming session with Pastor Bill was very exciting. I'll be creating an Iowa landscape in a tri-scape design. I'm incredibly jazzed about the location and I think this project will be beautiful! I am looking foward to sharing this journey with you and will be sure to post pictures as I create these pieces for Elvira Zion Lutheran. As always, LIFT UP YOUR ART! With Gratitude, Laurie B.
Laurie Roskam had a long career in the legal field. She served as a Deputy Circuit Clerk, States Attorney Juvenile Division Director, and a Legislative Assistant to a Senator and Representative in the state of Wisconsin. Following her run in politics, she moved into the Real Estate arena in Central Illinois. After 25 years of working as a "professional" she decided it was time to take on other challenges. She became a Master Gardner, a Certified Herbologist through the East West Herb Courses, and a Stained Glass Commissioner.