Hot tip of the week. Go to the wonderful website www.creativemontage.com and navigate to the blog, authored by the lovely Aimee O'Boyle (owner/founder with her husband Chris.) Scroll a bit until you find glassybaby content. You will discover there a glassybaby contest. Enter your choice of a glassybaby gift set in the comments section, cross your fingers and voila you are a contestant. The odds of winning a set of three glassybaby are sweet, very un-lottery like. Good luck and thanks to Creative Montage.
Once you have entered the contest, be sure to peruse the gorgeous wedding scribe/design offerings of Creative Montage. Aimee's description of founding the company (about us) on the heels of her own wedding and facing stagnation at her then job...is inspiring. I love that she calls her husband her 'partner in crime;' the crime of loving what you do and doing it with creativity and passion. Perfect. Know that their credo is to bring beauty, detail and unique perfection to your wedding print.
Binoculars to May. On Saturday May 30th, there will be a marvelous event/fundraiser chez glassybaby, hosted by WWISH (an online women's magazine...anagram translation: Women's Wellness and Integrated Social Health.) The event will benefit the ever essential entity: Family Services of Seattle. Family Services provides life and soul sustaining services to Seattle families in the direst of need. Laura Cruikshank, founder and CEO of WWISH is an amazing mobilizer. In all of her abundance, she saw the opportunity for partnering glassybaby, WWISH and Family Services. We have found a wonderful synergy. (footnote: This all began after Laura attended a luncheon where Lee spoke...the seeds of possibility were sewn.) The benefit evening in May will include:
- dozens of glowing glassybaby
- dreamy food by the one and only St. Clouds, our lovely neighbor
- beautiful wines
- an inspiring key note speaker
- a piano performance by Jeannette Alexander
- and one beautiful glassybaby for each guest to take home (the color of their choice of course)
Tickets for the benefit are $125 and available at www.wwish-inc.com. Join if you can for service celebrated.
End note...Our production binder contains various notes and tallies regarding the production of glassybaby. Usually this binder is off of my radar; however, amusingly, my eyes fell upon one page in particular which read like this:
"Quade went home sick...sorry guys! (drawing of a sad face.) Brian showed up around 8:30am to save the world. I think that he did a great job. (drawing of a hand with a 'thumbs up.') Actually before that, Mike M. who happened to be here...worked for South Team...to save the universe."
This note made me smile. We love our glassblowers and their super powers. Bon voyage to Ryan Mellinger, one of our glassblowing treasures...he is off to hike the Appalachian trail for 6 months (I repeat...super powers.) Good luck Ry...come back to us.
Until Next Time, Nicola