Sounds of Silence... Talented Young Artist... Taking Time to Renew
"See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... we need silence to be able to touch souls."
~Mother Teresa of Calcutta~
'silent night' set
This lovely holiday set, composed of 'hope', 'pearl', and 'dream', exudes the peace, and tranquility that each of us yearns to find at this joyous, hurly-burly time of year when we seem to spread ourselves too thinly.
As Lee, our founder, put it, "When you put a tea light in a glassybaby, it gives you that calm feeling that you can handle anything even if it’s just for the next five minutes. It’s hard in this world to find that 30 seconds to stop and say, I want to concentrate on someone or something. glassybaby allows that to happen."
What wonderful gifts glassybaby make: gifts of serenity. The man who introduced Lee as the keynote speaker at Northwest Entrepreneur's Network was spot on: "In a time where being 'social' is defined so much by our online interactions, glassybaby is a reminder of the importance and social power of how simple gifts and physical objects can connect people."
It is with great pleasure I introduce to you Courtney Hocking, the talented young artist who is producing the fantastic work for our 'name you own' 'Twelve Days of Christmas' set which you can see on the glassybaby home page.
Courtney at Work on "seven swans a'swimming"
Courtney, who grew up just north of Portland (yet in Washington!) has been working with glassybaby for 2 1/2 years ever since she graduated from the UW in English, really. She never had formal art training, but has enjoyed drawing all of her life at the knee of her mother, a successful artist who works mainly in pastels. Courtney is another creative force on our team of aspiring young artists who, so it happens, mostly blow glass! We are so happy to have her with us. I just love the expressions on those geese a'laying! Is that an egg I spy?
I close on a nutty note. We were just thinking... doesn't the above picture taken at the Madrona store, remind you of Charlie Brown (it's his shirt!) with a conspicuously more lush version of greenery than his usual little emaciated tree? (Just reiterating, in case you didn't see this on our Facebook page.)
I don't know about you but I think I'll wander over to the sofa next to my tea and cookies, light some glassybaby, soak up some silence and just renew for a bit. (Before I know it I'll be back out the door.)
Have a great week our glassybaby friends, and don't forget to take some time for yourself.