Stained Glass Secret Garden

52011492_1603169571910848_r.jpegThe ‘Stained Glass Secret Garden’ will be a gift to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Sacramento, CA  for their children's garden.   The money raised is for glass, supplies and wood for the pergola to frame the glass panels.   My time is donated.  
14 stained glass panels each 2 ft x 6 ft approx $600 each
Seal/weatherproof 14 panels, $400 each 
Total cost $15,000
The project has started and I am grateful for your donation of any amount.
For donations of $500 - name/company name engraved on a bell to hang from the pergola rafters
For donations of $1,500  - name/company name engraved on a brass plate and placed at the bottom of a panel.
For donations of  $5,000 - name/company name engraved on a large brass plate over the entrance
Giving children a special place within the hospital to engage their imagination and be a child, the delightful glass garden walls within a pergola frame includes flowers, ferns, mushrooms, birds, ladybugs and butterflies surrounding an owl, bunny, skunk, chipmunks, and a magnificent 6 foot peacock. With a secret door in an old tree, a river with baby ducks, and two foxes hiding in the tall grass this sanctuary reignites a child’s creative joy when they see hot air balloons floating away in the background sky. The entrance (wheelchair accessible) has a panel on each side of a stained glass picket fence with climbing roses, tulips and butterflies that invite children and adults to enter a space separate from their current circumstances. 

Adding to the aura of the Secret Garden , the  pergola will be 10 feet high having butterflies suspended from the rafters and a curving sidewalk leading up to the entrance.  The 3 walls each have four panels with the entrance having one panel on each side for a total of 14 panels.  To ensure safety and longevity, each panel will be sealed in nonbreakable glass.  The Secret Garden will have approximately 4,000 pieces of glass.

The Secret Garden will also be a quiet respite for family, caregivers and staff.  The rich colors of the glass brings reassurance and the beauty of art  brings hope.  Facebook Page 

As an artist and author, it is my pleasure to bring encouragement to our world … especially for children.  Previous glass work has included large panels for a church, yoga studio and two eight foot mermaids .  The books I have written are 3 biographies: Eleanor Roosevelt ~ Unleashed, Golda Meir ~ True Grit, and Marie Curie ~ A Nobel Life.

Thank you for joining me in making this gift to children possible.


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Ann Atkins 
Placerville, CA

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