Before having friends over the other evening, I surrounded an azalea with "heart," "secrets," "little bear," and "wet dog," then added a Chinese dragon, and voila! I had my centerpiece. I never cease to be amazed at how beautifully turned out and spruce glassybaby makes my home décor look. The adjectives I find I use to describe them are preposterously larded with food imagery. The colors are lush, succulent, toothsome and, well, even ambrosial! Bon appetit, no?
There is some exciting gussying up being done around our Madrona homebase. The event space is getting, shall we say, "a little work done"! Our lovely events manager, Cristi, and uber-talented art director, Marissa, are applying their magic, while glassblower Alex contributes his painting talents. We can hardly wait to see the unveiling. And speaking of Marissa: May all your birthday wishes come true!
On the topic of magic and artistry, our production manager, Paul Cunningham, is taking a short break from the hot shop to work with the brilliant glass artist Lino Tagliapietra. Paul, who is also a consummate glass artist and teacher, is thrilled to once again be working with his dear friend and mentor. Kudos to you Paul. We look forward to seeing you back in our hot shop and studio soon.
Just back fromn New York, Lee, Debra, Valerie, Tracy and Marissa crossed paths there with the young, popular mayor of Newark, Cory Booker. In the course of the conversation he repeatedly dropped glassybaby names, inadvertently of course, but the ladies were astounded as first a "crocus," then a "fortitude," and lastly a "blue spruce" crept into the conversation. Talk about coincidence, and being on the same track!
A recent gift web order for the glassybaby "joy" was placed by a young man in NYC for his parents in Florida. In what can only be a celebration of his birth, he wrote: "Mom and Dad, Here’s to another year of me!!! Sending you so much love, gratitude and JOY!!! -James"
Here’s to mothers and fathers and their children wherever in the world they may be. And here's to the joy of glassybaby.
Until next time,