Tonight is the opening gala for the brand new Greater Cleveland Aquarium, which has been the pet project of my dad, Papa G., for years. I've been inside the aquarium a few times now, although the place was still in the being-built phase, so I'm looking forward to tonight and seeing the finished product. Sissy is coming in from out-of-town to also attend and I'm getting a chance to once again wear the leopard print dress I wore for my 30th birthday, although I will most likely freeze my ass off during the five minute walk from my apartment to the aquarium, as the dress was purchased for Vegas in November and this is now Cleveland in January.
Although, to be honest, that five minute walk thing isn't entirely accurate. It's probably more like a three minute walk, but I'll be in heels.
Papa G. is also a big supporter of my Etsy shop Tudor Rose Designs, so when he asked if I would be willing to make some items that would be sold at the gala to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, I wasn't going to say no. I decided to make pins in the shape of a Clown Fish, Starfish and a Shark. This is the first time my items will be on display, so I'm both very nervous and excited.
Of course, I couldn't let an opportunity pass and ended up making a pendant just for myself to go with my dress. That is, of course, one of the benefits to designing jewelry. Need a necklace? Make one!
Today is also Papa G.'s birthday. So, on the off chance that you will be in attendance at the Opening Gala, if you happen to meet him be sure to say Happy Birthday and tell him I sent you.
Love from the ashes,