Over 450 Alberta Artists in all different types of mediums are taking part in a huge Alberta Flood Rose Project. Each artist has submitted in their medium a 4 inch x 4 inch impression of the Alberta Rose. The Project’s plan is to mount 100 of these unique artist’s impressions together in a large panel(s) and later in August hold a huge fund raising auction to help with the devastation created in late June from the huge flooding in High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Bragg Creek, Canmore, Calgary and many other areas in Southern Alberta. These unique panels will be an inspiration to Albertan’s and no doubt some large corporate purchasers will hang them with great pride in their respective office towers.
We of course made our stained glass Alberta Rose mounted via wires inserted in the back solder seams then inserted through a 4 x4 inch piece of fiber board held by twisting the wires together through small washers then covered with duck tape.
Professional photographs of each entry will be taken and eventually a book will be made available with all of the submissions etc. We will provide further updates. We also were stranded in Banff Alberta, by this unprecedented flooding and eventually were allowed to head west on the only open road on June 22. We had to drive all the way to Kamloops BC then north on the Yellowhead highway to Jasper National Park, staying overnight in Hinton, Alberta then back to Innisfail via Drayton Valley and Rocky Mtn. House a detour of some 1,460 ks. We saw lots of flooding along the way but nothing like seen in High River, Canmore, Calgary etc.
In 2008 we were asked by our master woodworker craftsman and friend Bob Bryce of Innisfail to make a stained glass insert for some Cremation Urns that he was making. The first one shows the Alberta Rose with a light blue sky glass with the solder being left silver, inserted into a light finished oak urn. Notice the exquisite dove tail construction and beautiful finish of the urn.
The next picture is the same Alberta Rose design, however we used a sunset glass along with black patina finish for the solder. Unfortunately Bob Bryce no longer creates masterpieces in his woodworking studio.
Stained Glass Design by Flory Wilkins
Cremation Urn Design by Robert Bryce Designs Inc.
We were asked if we would donate a piece of our work to The Central Alberta Constituencies – Wildrose – Classic – Golf – Tournament held on July 18, 2013 at Alberta Springs Golf Course located near Red Deer Alberta as a silent auction fun raising item.
We made this oval piece highlighted with Spectrum’s Pearl Opal Blue Yonder for the water, along with their Thunderhead for mountains and Inferno for the sunset sky. For the tree we used Uroboros Heringbone Granite Ripple with a Kokomo green amber surrounding the water. As the golf course is located close to Sylvan Lake we called this “Lake Sunset”
Design by Carolyn Kyle
Over the years we have made a few of these, in fact a similar one hangs in our home and it was the first piece of stained glass that Bob made some 14 years ago.
If our memory serves us correctly we were asked by friends of the owners of Solderglen Ranches Ltd located north of Airdrie Alberta to make this panel of their Cattle Brand. We used red Bullseye glass for the brand and border. Having a diamond saw allowed us to make the S in one piece.