January is always so hopeful. I love the tenor of this month, of new beginnings. The Seattle weather can challenge this 'dawning' feeling...with its grey shrouded skies; but not today. This morning's 'rosy fingered dawn' was spell bounding, something to rival last night's sunset. Amidst the greyness we find nourishing beauty. On this beautiful dawn our glassblowers returned to the mother ship. Hi Ho, Hi Ho. The New Year maintenance of our equipment is complete thanks to Ryan and other various brawn. It feels like our pulse is back...the din of the music, the furnaces aglow and the marvelous kinetic energy of the glassybaby craft. Welcome back to our team.
I asked Ryan what the line up of colors being made is? She reported:
- seattle sunset
- true white
- bedford brown
Our shelves are a bit scanty after a wonderfully busy holiday run. So, Ry's challenge is color priority and production strategy. I love that all of the colors above are in our giving pantheon. The stars of our show are bing made first.
Other New Year minutes...Many organized brides have contacted us with wedding spreadsheets that include a line item named 'glassybaby rental.' The wedding combinations are always dreamy and it is our joy to candlelight various nuptials. In the wedding camp...it has been my supreme pleasure to work with bride to be Emily and by proxy her lucky fiance Jamie. They will wed on the East coast and return to hold a wedding celebration/birthday party for Emily at our Madrona studio after hours. Brilliant. There is even an event planner (dear friend) helping to organize the Madrona fete. We have met and discussed logistics that include lighting glassybaby and where to drape various swaths of organza. The couple were engaged in Italy...so, in homage to the place of their promise...pizza and gelato will feed their guests. Another lovely signature to their event...they are trying to craft a giving aspect to their celebration; therefore glassybaby will pass 10% of their expenses back to the Cancer charity of their choice. Their lives and families have intersected with the profound challenges of cancer. We embrace their giving momentum and we anxiously await their entourage in April.
End note...Dog teaser. There is a new dog in the house. A photo shoot is being scheduled and I promise to debut a photo of Ringo on next week's blog.
Until Next Time, Nicola