19 May Bucket List x 2 and Serviettes
This past month I was thrilled to check two items off of my bucket list.
The first was going to the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. I was in Cleveland for a work event and noticed that Canton was only about an hour south, so off we went to take in someplace I have wanted to see all of my adult life…and it did not disappoint! It was a treasure trove of NFL history, jerseys, busts of all of the inductees as well as several films and interactive exhibits to make you feel like you are part of the game. My favorite was standing in an instant replay camera booth to look at plays that were deemed worthy of review and then making the call. I guessed correctly every time! I highly recommend the experience to anyone who has a passion for football and seeing all of the greats in one place.
The second bucket list item that I checked off that weekend was finally getting to Findlay, OH to see the Mazza Museum of Children’s Book Art
(www.mazzamuseum.org). Ever since I got to know and work with Karen Raab of Chemers Gallery (www.chemersgallery.com) in Tustin, CA at her annual event honoring the talented artists who illustrate children’s books, I have wanted to go see this unique collection. The original artwork is well-curated and includes a copy of the book where the piece can be seen as well as a dossier of the artist. My favorite was “Good Morning to Me” illustrated by Lita Judge. The story is about the adventures of a pet parrot, Siamese Cat and Basset Hound named Gracie. These animals are beautifully illustrated and I can’t wait to buy the book and enjoy the whole story. I also spent lots of time in the gift shop, buying mementos to share with Karen and also to create new garlands.
I am so grateful that I was able to get to two places that had been on my bucket list for some time. It reminds me to never give up on striving to see new places and do new things. Of course, I keep adding new places and experiences so it is most likely that I will never to get to all of them, but it is sure fun trying!
I also came home with some new product ideas. Right now, I am calling them Serviettes – from the French word for napkin. These are new garlands using vintage serving utensils as the base. I am still figuring out the details, but stay tuned for these new additions to my product line. Til then, don’t forget to Celebrate Now!