Hello and welcome to db creations!
As you check out my web site you'll see many different mediums.
I started with photography. I still have my original 35mm Pentax camera however the digital age won me over. Then in 2016 I was introduced to Adobe Lightroom software. While I'm enjoying all that it has to offer I try to keep my pictures real without over enhancing the photo until it looks like a photo that has been altered. Most recently I took a trip to Death Valley with my brother, who is also a photographer.
Next I was introduced to stained glass while in college. It wasn't hard to decide that working with glass was something I wanted to continue to explore. I took on commission jobs and began teaching classes. I advertised on Craig's list and took my first big job repairing church windows for the Field of Dreams Wedding Chapel. (see church repair under Stained Glass).
In 2014 I had the opportunity to purchase a kiln and took my interest in glass to a new level. Fused glass allows me to create on a larger scale and in a shorter time frame. I continue to work with stained glass - teaching, doing repairs and commission work - however, stained glass is very time consuming. In 2017 I added a new dimension to my fused glass by adding frit to my list of supplies. Fritography - the art of creating pictures with ground glass - is allowing me to combine my photography with glass. All of the pictures that I use for inspiration for my Fritography are my own original photographs.
In the midst of all this creativeness I got married. And now my husband, Mark, and I have added the next medium to the list - Woodturning. We are in the learning stages but have made some beautiful pens and bowls in the process. It is my goal to have wood meet glass. I picture a wood turned bowl with a glass bottom. We are also incorporating glass into our pens by carving grooves in the wood and then filling the grooves with ground glass. Stay tuned....the possibilities are endless.
'db creations' was officially established in 2009. My goal was always to build the business so when I retired I would have another source of income. I'm excited to say that retirement is now a reality for both Mark and I. We are thoroughly enjoying having more time to grow the business and letting our combined creative juices flow.
Thank you for visiting and feel free to contact us if you have questions or need help or information.
Diane and Mark