What We've Been Working On
I've said a couple of times in the last month that there has been a lot going on here. Well, it wasn't a lie.
In March, the Gman's job of 26 years was no more. We've been trying to look at it as a new opportunity, a chance for positive change, but that doesn't mean it's been easy. Quite frankly, it hasn't. What is has been is pretty darn stressful times. That said, it's also been an exciting time.
After working with concrete for 26 years, as a concrete construction foreman building foundations, my husband is turning concrete -as he knows it- on its head. He's working with it in a completely new way and is really excited about it.
Now, without further ado, may I me introduce to you................
Our basement has become a studio and he's been very busy putting together his first collection of home and garden decor. Today is launch day for Lia Artisan Concrete Designs!
The good news is that he's just back from acquiring his first wholesale account. Woohoo! Now, I will say that we did have a little edge, since its Backyard Birds & Garden Frills the shop our sister-in-law Kelly and her mom run. However, they have a seriously beautiful shop and would not just humour him because, in the end, it comes down to business. I've blogged about their shop before, so you can see for yourself it is in deed a lovely store.
The best part of Gman's first pitch is that as he was setting up his display, a lady going into the store wanted one of his designs! Yup, you got it right. He sold the 'half sphere planter on pedestal' (back right) before he'd even shown it to Kelly and Judy. They insisted he sell it to the woman outright, since they hadn't put in an order yet. Is that classic or what?
If you'd like to know more about my husband's new venture, Lia Artisan Concrete Designs, I'd love it if you stopped by his website. You'll find a little background on him, his process, the significance of the name lia and the inspiration for his first collection. Keep in mind, it's a work in progress as I have to secure his official address and have a lot more info to add. It's a start though. I'm actually using blogger to set up his website and it's going pretty good so far (other than time....which I need more of). I'll work on customization later, but at least it allows me to get something up and running pretty quick. If anyone has used blogger to host their website (knock, knock....Kristen!!), email, etc, I'd appreciate some feedback. When I have his facebook page set up, I'll be sure to let you know.
Thanking you all for any good thoughts you can send our way as we get up and running.
Elle Moss 21 Day Photo Challenge
Today is Day 5 in the Elle Moss 21 Day Photo Challenge and the theme is architecture. It was a hard choice. I take a lot of architecture shots when we're on vacation. I'm quite drawn to building and their features. I went with this shot of the facade of our favorite places, Grand Central Station.
It was a tough decisiont though, because what I really love doing when I'm at Grand Central is gaze at the ceiling.
Wish this picutre showed it more clearly, but it's the most beautiful shade of blue and it features constellations with some of the stars being lit. It's amazing. The entire building is beautiful and it's always buzzing. All that I love about NYC.
Oh yeah, friday night youtubing will surely include this one tonight. It's a standby and why not put your dancing shoes on and work up a sweat with me! And yes, you have to dance to the entire thing. Phew! If you're reading via email, click here.
Sieze the day and by all means, have a grand weekend.