About Mark

Contact me at: mamccall57@gmail.com                This is the light table that my team at the office gave me for Christmas (2013). An incredible gift. I use it all the time now.

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 I’m going through this site and trying to clean it up a bit ——–probably too much stuff.

Here is some stuff about me, if you want to know:

Personal mission statement: I Thes. 4: 11-12                                                                                                                               Born: Abilene, TX     Dec. 16th 1957                                                                                                                                               Education: Goddard High 1976, Roswell NM;  ACU, Abilene TX, BS Biology 1980;  University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston; DDS 1985.

In 1980 I married Kim Mayben, class of 79, ACU. We reside in Waco, Texas. We don’t have children, but we have two gray tabby cats that weigh 20 lbs each. I guess its like having a pair of very athletic toddlers. We also have about 30 koi fish in our pond in the back yard.

I’ve been practicing dentistry for 32 yrs. What do you think about that word, practice? I love sports, especially tennis. I usually play a couple of times a week. I love to listen to acoustic guitar–I’m trying to learn just a little. I thought I could appreciate musicians, before I started messing around with the guitar———I can’t comprehend what they do now. I have stopped and started a few times with it. This will definitely be a life long experiment. I hope to be able to play something beautiful for Kim by the time I’m 80. That was not a misprint.

I love my God, Kim, family, friends, and the people I work with. I’ve always been interested in art. I loved to draw and paint when I was young. In 2002 I finally was influenced to take a stained glass class, and it has gradually led to me doing more of it. One of the most appealing things about it,to me, is that it can be a very solitary activity. Just me, myself, and some great music. I would much rather be working on a project or task than talking. I have found in my life the more I speak and try to express or explain, the more confused others become. That is frustrating. That is one of the reasons I think working with glass is so appealing to me. Originally stained glass was used to express ideas, themes, or tell a story. I attempt to do that in some of the designs, and I don’t have to say a word, except when someone comes up to me and asks, what are you trying to say? I don’t mind trying, but my explanation, to me falls short of what idea I was trying to convey. This would especially apply to the series of windows I just finished for my church. Pictures are on the page, Living God Consuming Fire. Well just a couple things more about me, and then I’m stopping. I have an addiction. Its dark chocolate, but I really think for the most part, it is under control. Really, I could stop if I wanted to. No, really—really —–I just don’t want to right now. One more thing. When I tell people this, I get the strangest looks, I’m not sure they believe me or they think I am a real weirdo——– I don’t have a cell phone———-UPDATE for 2017——-I am actually starting to use one a little more—–It was Kim’s old phone. I do not carry it with me all the time, but it has been nice to have on certain occasions. I’m not giving out the # though.

IMG_3867This is my niece, Taylor Ashley Bates who is an unbelievable artist. She was married to Hunter Bates on Dec. 12th 2015. She set this site up for me. I had to get a picture of her beside this piece of glass. If it wasn’t for her, you would not be reading this. I would have even harder time trying to show people what I like to do. Most importantly———- I am nothing—- anything good you see, is only because of the Living God.

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This is one of my favorite pictures. This was taken in July or Aug. of 2009. Vincent and Theo were about 6 mo. old and about 6 or 7 lbs each. They are now 9 years old and 20 lbs each. This was the beginning of the process for making the church windows, by drawing out the first pattern to its actual size .  The church windows were completed in March of 2011 and are now a part of Crestview Church of Christ.

I’m always working on this—–its not easy

23 thoughts on “About Mark

  1. I had no idea that you were so “articulate” with your writing. Kudos to you for setting this blog up!!! Love the glass….keep it going! See ya at work! 😉

  2. I am so proud of my brother…an amazing artist in his own right. God has truly blessed you with many talents.

  3. This guy is “weird” but his work is awesome…..a “gifted man” with an incredible talent and wonderful wife….dhr

  4. Absolutely incredible! You are so blessed to be able to express yourself in such powerful and inspiring works of art! Loved the photos of the cats; they seem genuinely interested in the creative process! Thanks for sharing!

  5. LOVE the picture of you at the top of this page. Looks like it could have been taken after one of those dark chocolate binges? Dr McCall, you are an incredible artist whether you are doing stained glass or dental work. The good Lord blessed you richly, and he truly blessed those of us fortunate enough to spend time with you.

  6. Absolutely, truly remarkable! I honestly have goose bumps.
    God must have been feeling very generous each time He saw your name. A gifted and talented artist, a fine dentist, a gardener with a green thumb, and I am sure that playing a guitar will find it’s place in your life.
    Continue with this awesome glass work and we will be secretely be calling you Dr. Tiffany.

  7. Your stained glass is BEAUTIFUL artwork. I am a friend of Kari’s and thrilled that she shared your web site. Annette

  8. Mark is way too modest! He is an incredible individual with a giving and compassionate spirit. He and Kim are long time friends of our family and have blessed us beyond measure! He is also my dentist . He is amazing as Dr. McCall as well.
    His talent for creating beauty with slivers of glass is growing with every piece completed.
    What I love about his ‘Windows’ is the thought and meaning each placement of glass has. thank you, Taylor, for allowing more of us to see his work. Encourage him to add more photos of his many beautiful works! Biggest Fan!

  9. Hi Mark! Great seeing you at the reunion! I’ve got some photos to send you of my dad’s work. I’d like to see about getting a few of the pieces fixed that have fallen (ugh) on harder times. Best regards, karl novak

  10. Your work continues to not surprise me but amaze me! The guitars are awesome! I love your spirit and the love you have for God and my life long friend, your wife Kim!

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