Where I started and where I finished last night. 3 hours.
I could get really into stained glass, but I can see where it would make my mild OCD rear it's ugly head and never let me leave the grinder.
I had to miss one class, which has put me pretty behind. To do this Agnus Dei right, I don't think I'm going to be able to finish it in 2 more classes, (6 more hours). Dana the Optimistic Teacher thinks otherwise, but I am skeptical. But hey! I pieced together a sheep! Sort of! It'll look better when the edges are ground.
Dana the O.T. is tickled with my project. "It's so retro! Kind of 70's with it's colors!" Which got me to thinking about my biggest stained glass influences - The most major being Saint Mary's in Cheshire, which was rebuilt in the 60's. It has typical 60s/70s main focus/blocky filler background style windows typical of the time. The second influence was St Thomas in Adams, now closed. I have vague memories of a more traditional window style, and lots of visual stories being told. Lots of very tall windows, very intricate. The third, and most accessible, is St Stanislaus in Adams. Built in the early 1900's, it is very traditional. The subject matter and sizes of the windows are very impressive. Every time I go home now I note their sad, slow deterioration. But window restoration is not fast or cheap, and largely not a priority of a small rural parish. At the very least, they should be cleaned and the supports checked. Sagging happens to people and lead windows.