Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tis' the Season

Tis’ the season to be jolly! And optimistic if you are in retail. Mike and I are fortunate in that regard, we are positive people. He has always helped me see that the glass can be half full even in the most trying of times. The media coverage and belabored analysis of the gloom and doom economy are enough to rattle the most optimistic personalities though. Until your customers make it a point to come back to see you again this year like ours from Howell, NJ did this Thanksgiving weekend. Then our faith is renewed. We have done our job in encouraging happy repeat customers who love to come see us and even ask for a hug before they leave. The group shot to the left tells it all. They are the holiday season. The boys love to select their piece of art glass and this year it was Curtis Cecil’s “eyeball” marble. They still wear our T-Shirts that we gave them last year and they make their parents proud with their maturity and politeness.

Our goal this season is to continue our friendly service, and customer building tradition. Without them, obviously, Crescent Moon would be nothing. We give thanks this holiday weekend for our customers and their appreciation for the art that we offer. We will continue to add artists that delight and encourage the collector.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mike Went to Jail

Mike got locked up today. Thankfully for a good cause. The jailbirds have to ask for bail money from friends and family for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a wonderful non-profit helping thousands stricken with this disease. He successfully returned to the shop after spending a few hours at Bonefish Grille and treated to lunch. His bail ended up at $375.00. Not bad for a 1st timer.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

History and such

History set the beginning of glass production nearly four thousand years ago is Mesopotamia where potters fused sand and minerals while firing their clay. One clever Mesopotamian managed to form a glass tube and blow a bubble at the end, creating the first blowpipe...and hence the art of glass blowing.

Glass after all is a blend of sand and metallic oxides and...extraordinary, blinding heat. The result is a substance that flows and drips like honey. When it's hot, glass is alive.
Uplift by Rick Nicholson

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What Can I Say....

As I sit and think about writing this entry for our blog, the day after a momentous presidential election, I am struggling with what I could possibly say about art or boating that someone would want to read right now. Anything I might say would seem so trivial when everyone’s attention is diverted to this historic event. Understandingly so.

So I will write about neither. Simply put, I am very hopeful and proud.

More art info next week!