Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 14, 2011.

Update #12

Rewards are starting to ship!

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I am beginning to ship the rewards. Thank you so very much for your help. I'll send a personal message to each of you as your reward ships so you'll know to look for it. I'm starting with the smaller ones. I'm still creating the larger pieces, so those might still be a few weeks off. 

Peace,

Joy


Update #11

Blog post about the exhibit and a Great THANK YOU to our supporters!

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It's here! - BJ's Blogpost about the exhibit!

Peace,

Joy


Update #10

Show was successful!!!

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  Thank you so much for supporting this show! We set up our sculpture and booth and talked with more than 500 people!! Several thousand saw the large sculpture and the comments we heard were fantastic! The people we talked with learned out glass blowing, working with exotic materials like Carbon Fiber, how art relates to the space industry and how art makes lives better.

  BJ is setting up a webpage with photos of the sculpture, booth and artwork and I'll post that as soon as he gets it up and running. I cannot express the appreciation for you, to help us put on this exhibit like you did. I feel truly blessed. And the stress level for running the show was so reduced, knowing I had support behind it.

  I'll begin creating your awards soon, so please watch for the survey and be thinking about what colors and designs you might like.

  Again, thank you so much for your support. It really made the difference!

Peace, Joy


Update #9

First Day of Exhibit was GREAT!

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Just finished the first full day of the symposium and did a great job. Lots of people came by to find out what art had to do with space, what the process of glassblowing is, and to ooh and ahh at the wonderful glass pieces we had on display! A very good first day. Now tomorrow, we move the big installation sculpture for the award ceremony - Lifetime Achievement Award for Space Exploration, to Dr. Charles Elachi of Jet Propulsion Laboratories. He'll get one of our nice sculptures to take home. The great thing about this is that we get to meet these wonderful space professionals. I love being able to connect with the person that is receiving our glasswork. Should be a great day, and we thank all of our backers again for helping us get this wonderful exhibit shown!!  Peace, Joy


Update #8

Large Sculpture has been installed!

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Yesterday, we moved the large sculpture over to the Broadmoor and installed it in the lobby. The sculpture was designed to come apart into it's sections as we knew we had to be able to transport it. We built a special cart for the pieces to slide into and ride safely in the moving van. We put it all back together, cleaned it up so it's extra sparkly!!! and have already gotten quite a number of people to stop and stare at it as they pass through the lobby! :)   Here is a photo of it installed - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1974968619724&set=a.1822365084731.107636.1408325561&ref=nf    Now we move on to setting up all the glass art for our exhibit! The opening ceremonies for the symposium are TONIGHT!!! WooHOooOOOoooo!!!!!


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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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