Linda Anderson stands with two of her stained glass creations in her workshop in Elgin. Anderson will be selling some of her work at local craft shows. Photo by Pat McNamara

After 45 years in the corporate world as a program manager, taking her from the east coast to Colorado then to Mesa, Arizona, Massachusetts native Linda Borbone Anderson has found her “little bit of heaven” in Elgin. 

Retirement in Elgin has afforded her an opportunity to pursue her passion for horses and given her the time and inspiration to hone her talents as a stained glass artist. 

Anderson’s stained glass skills were developed while in Colorado as a way to decorate her Victorian home she and her husband, Jewell, owned there. After just one class, she was off and running, even eventually teaching a few classes in this intricate art. She also undertook commissions from organizations and private individuals for her work. Now, mostly working on pieces for gifts or donations, Anderson enjoys the freedom to express her artistry at her leisure. 

When not creating her colorful and detailed works at her in-home studio, Anderson finds time to explore the grasslands and mountains on one of her two horses as well as helping her husband finish their home they started in 2017.

Anderson will have a booth at the Christmas in Elgin event at the Elgin Community Club, Dec. 4, as well as the Christmas Celebration at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Dec. 11. There the public will have an opportunity to meet her and view her works she has available for purchase.