We shipped this piece today! - http://glasssculpture.org/awards/ussf/image.php?2011indv.jpg
It's this year's Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented to Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on Wednesday of the symposium. The sculpture stands about 18 inches tall, emulates the Space Foundation logo and honors achievements regarding Mars.
Ain't she a beaut???
Here is the link to previous years recipients - http://glasssculpture.org/awards/ussf/individuals.html
I've started to put together the things we'll need for the glass art exhibition! So far several boxes of goodies have been packed to be shipped. I'm so excited!!! It's going to be a wonderful display and so much fun to teach people about art and glass. But I still need more backers for this project to go through. As a friend of mine said - "It's a no-brainer, because you actually get something cool back with every donation." Won't you please spread the word to your friends? Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Joy
A **HUGE** Thank You to all the backers so far. We're nearly at 20 percent!!! I've begun to make the "Dark Moon" and "Bright Sun" pendants that all backers will get. These pendants will also go to the conference with us to entice people to look at the rest of our glass work.
Still a ways to go though. If you could lend more support by telling your friends about us and this project, that would be fantastic! The art pieces will be made specifically to order for each investor, so it's really quite a special deal!
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BLOW A KISS LEVEL - Any investment amount gets your name listed on our project "THANK YOU!!!" web page, along with listings and Thank you's on our blogs as we chronicle the exhibit. Here are photographs of all the different reward artworks - http://glasssculpture.org/artglass/kickstarter-rewards.html
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MOON LEVEL - A "Dark Moon" or "Bright Sun" pendant with a personal "Thank You!!" note from the artist, ME! These pendants were the hit of the symposium last year and we've already gotten orders for the new ones for this year!
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SUN LEVEL - Moon Level PLUS another Moon Level! You get a "Dark Moon" pendant AND a "Bright Sun" pendant! One to keep, one to give! Or keep them both, 'cause they're fun!
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ORNAMENT LEVEL - A blown glass ornament in your favorite color plus a "Dark Moon" or "Bright Sun" pendant with a personal "Thank You!!" note from the artist, ME! The ornaments are about 3 inch diameter and just beautiful with swirls of color throughout.
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CUPCAKE LEVEL - Moon Level PLUS A blown glass cupcake in your favorite color, or favorite flavor! Any of the following investments also include the personal "Thank You!!" note!! Cupcakes come in crystal transparent colors that are bright and gorgeous, or in solid colors that look very realistic!
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WAVE LEVEL - Moon Level PLUS A blown glass "Cresting Wave" sculpture! Ahhh.. I just love these waves. They're so wonderful to make and they come out just beautiful, with the deep ocean colors inside and the white and clear foam on the top. Mmmm... Love them!
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JUMBO CUPCAKE LEVEL - Ornament Level PLUS A blown glass JUMBO cupcake in your favorite color, or favorite flavor, OR, if you're not into cupcakes, a blown glass "Earth" winestopper! These huge cupcakes can have the same color choices of the regular sized cupcakes above. The Earth winestopper has the deep ocean colors, then several layers of white clouds intermixed with clear crystal so that the clouds truly "float" above the ocean. Very cool to look at as the clouds seem to move across the surface of the Earth.
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CUPCAKE PAIR LEVEL - Moon Level PLUS A blown glass JUMBO cupcake with a regular sized cupcake to match, in your favorite color, or favorite flavor, OR a beautiful "Earth" paperweight! The cupcakes don't have to be the same color. You could get a blue jumbo and a yellow regular, or a Red Velvet jumbo and a lemon regular. The Earth paperweight is about 3 inch diameter and has the same build up of clouds as the smaller winestopper. It can also be set on a nightlight.
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ROCKETSHIP LEVEL - Cupcake Level PLUS A blown glass steampunk rocketship in your favorite colors! Oh, Yummy! I just love these rocketships. They stand about 7 inches tall and have three fins like the old-style rockets. They're beautiful and fun to make.
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BIG ROCKET LEVEL - Cupcake Level PLUS A large blown glass rocketship in your favorite colors, plus an "Earth" winestopper! The cupcake doesn't have to match the rocketship. You can get a rocket for yourself and get the cupcake in your sweetie's favorite color.
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EARTH LEVEL - Sun Level PLUS One of our gorgeous "Floating Earth" sculptures, OR a "Cradled Earth" sculpture! Either of these sculptures would be amazing. The Floating Earth uses cast and molded glass, and the Cradled Earth is all hand blown. Both are fun to make, both are beautiful to have. Hmmm... maybe you should get two of this level and get them both!!
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SATURN LEVEL - Sun Level PLUS An absolutely beautiful blown glass Saturn!! This is just spectacular with the colors and swirls of storms, and the rings are made with an iridescence on them that makes them shimmer in the light. This can be used on a lighted base to make it really amazing. This is a similar artwork to the ones that are owned by Stephen Hawking and James Cameron! Theirs are the Planetary Society's Cosmos Award, so we want to keep that award special, but yours will be incredible too! It's made scientifically accurate - the planet is oblate, the rings are to size and etched from Cassini data. What a stunning piece!!
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