My heart always palpitates a bit as the Second's Sale draws near. It will be held this Saturday and is a guaranteed romp. It feels appropriate to say: "Ladies, start your engines." We hope that you can make it.
A signature of the sale is how the line takes form organically. Think of an Andy Goldsworthy installation with humans. It's serpentine form traveled down our alley in January. This Saturday if it does the same...enjoy the alley graffiti art. Take in the beauty of our word 'glassybaby' spray painted in a kool palette of magenta, teal, black, gold etc..
How to outfox a fox glassybaby style? We have experienced deja vu twofold, finding graffiti on our alley facade. The white painted square footage is a beckoning canvas for local graffiti marauders. We appreciate the art form, but can not abide the unsavory words chosen. The fox part?... Lee employed the brilliance of her daughter's school pal. The street code of ethics says you do not graffiti over graffiti. So, we have our personalized swath of graffiti. It is gorgeous and framed by dipping-in tulip blossoms... so savory to the eye and hopefully permanent. Come and see.
One of our treasured customers, Sally, was in a few days ago. Her love of glassybaby precedes her. Her ebullient presence fills the room and there is always helpful banter from her as she urges and inspires other customers to multiply their purchases. I swear I need to tip her or give her a commission or something. A sound bite to illustrate (Sally to mystery customer): "They get lonely, you have to buy two."
I know Sally from her 'frequent flying' with us. This visit, it was a pleasure to learn a little bit more of her story. Like the fact that she is a yoga instructor for kids (firstname.lastname@example.org.) As Sally gathered her auspicious 13 new glassybaby she quipped comically: "Hi, I am Sally the glassybaby mascot." Later in the day, Sally took the time, so sweetly, to send the yoga of all emails. Here is an excerpt:
"Thank you for the lovely morning. I loved being able to hang out and leisurely select new "acquisitions" for my burgeoning collection. I enjoyed being able to talk with you. I was taken with the "Birth of a Baby" story you gave to the two women who were there. I thought it was great fun hearing about the creation process. Where the glass comes from and, that the blowers really do work in teams. All I ever really worried about was "ooohhh, I don't think I have that shade of red?" I realize that they really are little pieces of art. Somehow that makes my growing collection a little more manageable and a little less 'send me to Betty Ford please, I have a problem.' I collect art thank you very much. (I do love a juicy justification!)"
In the name of glass art, graffiti art and mastering the art of the Second's Sale...Until Next Time, Nicola