yesterday leon and i went to a few open studios in our neighborhood. i know kate gakenheimer from the playground but had yet to see her work. photographs are such a poor substitute for experiencing them in person. the last time i was in a room filled with stained glass was nearly a year and a half ago when i was at ste. chapelle in paris. i've never seen anything like kate's works, which are seem to be drawings on glass. i would love to stare at that owl while taking a break from work.