Jan Wynn is a member of our church Crafting Group and has worked hard to perfect her Gallery Glass techniques--leading being the last of these. She has also given up trying to cook Gallery Glass (see A Word to the Wise is Sufficient, earlier April post). But she was highly motivated to make an extra special gift for the staff of a resort that she is planning to visit this Summer--Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. It's a boutique resort with personality and charisma. It's airy cottages were created by a theatrical designer to commune with garden, sea and sky. It's the perfect choice for guests who value openness, imagination, simplicity and romance. The secluded cottages are one with the environment. Some have decks above the waves. Privacy is paramount. But mixing in is easy. Two restaurants serve fresh seafood and authentic Jamaican cuisine.
Jan took a design that we have done in class and added the "Jakes's" logo to it. She enlarged it from the brochure on a copy machine so that it would fit nicely in the ocean space. Then she made a tape tip to dispense the leading exactly where she wanted it. Then she used a straight pin to pull the leading so that it produced the curliques of the font. It is a very creative use of the leading. (Did you know that you can create a whole design with just leading?) Great idea for giving a very personal gift to a business. As you know, I make a lot of thank you gifts for the companies that donate to our children's hospital. And it works because it flatters people to know that you care enough to take notice of their name or logo. You can see other personalized logo type gifts under the category--Signs and Nameplates on the right side of the home page. Good job, Jan.