Believe it or not, it's a toss up for_ us right now. I mean, how do you decide between Paul Audley (the President of Film L.A. a great-hearted leader who brought us back for another full day of scarf-making with 60 very appreciated employees) and the senior partners of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (a law firm that brought us to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, CA, for an afternoon of fun as a special Spouses Event during their annual company conference)?
Love your employees, and they'll love you. Love their families, and they'll REALLY love you. Right?
Anyhow, we love them all, from the new part-time intern at Film L.A. who was so surprised to be treated to the opportunity to design and create her own water marbled silk scarf while still on the clock, to the gentle giant husband of an AALRR employee who was so fascinated by this art form that he pestered us with questions, took tons of photos, and jumped into making his red, white and blue design with great gusto.
In the end, the real award didn't go to the bosses at all, but to the wonderful folks who they treated. So, here's to the bosses who live by the Golden Rule, and who understand the value of the Gel-Git: that back-and-forth, give-and-take generosity of spirit that makes life an art.
Does Valentine's Day always look the same for you, a faux holiday comprised of doilies and cheesy sentimental greeting cards, stiff bouquets and chocolate hearts, and another bottle of cologne? This year, scrap the mundane and indulge in the unique, timeless art of water marbling. Give the gift of the Mayu Silk Art Experience!
1. Awesome Date for 2 Bring your loved one to our booth at the Huntington Pier to make a one-of-a-kind Valentine they'll never forget - their own hand painted design on luxurious 100% silk. Surf City U.S.A., with it's picturesque pier, sexy beach views, and the many shops and restaurants on Main Street are renowned as a romantic destination. Even sweeter is the fact that it's a 4-day weekend. We'll be spreading the love all weekend, Feb. 12-15.
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2. Hallmark can't touch this!! Already made reservations for another Valentine's Day brunch? No worries. You can still spice up the day with a Mayu Silk Art Gift Certificate, redeemable at our booth, in our online store, or toward the cost of one of our super-fun workshops. If you need something more tangible, custom order an artisan scarf in our store.
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3. Be SPECTACULAR this year!! Make a really BIG splash by surprising your sweetheart with the gift of a private Mayu Silk Art Party for his/her friends and family. We can't think of a more unique way to say, "I love you."
"Gel-Git" is a Turkish phrase meaning "back and forth," and is the name of the basic chevron-like water marbling design formed by pulling the rake, comb or stylus back and forth through the paint.
We hope that this phrase will also describe our relationship with you and the many other folks with whom we have enjoyed sharing this beautiful art form.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with your photos, ideas, questions, event inquiries, or custom orders.
Star McCain and Philip Greenwood took a leap of faith, abandoning lucrative professional careers to follow their dream of working together to share the joy and beauty of water marbling on silk with others.