“I do feel it's a bit safe, but sure it will challenge me technically”
24th February 2021
In my blog page posted the 23rd January 2021, I shared with you a presentation of the first Online Mentoring Session with Leon.
As explained in this blog page titled A Tailored Present, Leon lives in Shropshire, his friend or family member who lives near London (I do not know more, privacy kept), contacted me for him to have a very special present.
This Two Sessions / Online Mentoring was part of Leon’s tailored Christmas present for his dream to create a piece of stained glass to come true.
This Online Mentoring is one of the three components of his present.
The first Session ended with all information at hand for him to push further the design he had quickly sketched. It was followed by a few emails.
The first Online Session and the conversation via emails, helped Leon to gather the first ideas for his design.
We have agreed to give a month between the first session and the second session. Leon needed time to cut the template for us to have the exact size of his window. He also had to make more precise choices for his design.
The choices included a budget he would allocate to extra materials needed for the completion of the window.
His present was the trigger. He is now hands on and needs to add his selected extra expenses to place an order with some of the companies I advised him to contact.
The month passed so fast!
This Wednesday 24th February, we met on Zoom at 3pm for the second session.
Leon had cut his template and drew a full size sketch on a cardboard.
Leon had calculated the cost of some of the expenses necessary for him to craft the first stained glass design he had sketched.
He “decided to go for a completely different design”.
As Leon wrote it, he “loved the roundels but they're quite expensive and I can't really afford to use lots of them, so that idea had to go”