Here is what they have to say about this event:
The past five years have been busy— we’re not complaining—and we’re just getting started.
Since February 2010, we’ve grown out of five offices and set up a second hub in Nashville, expanded to 500-and-counting employees, rode across the country in a refurbished school bus, opened 10 stores (with more to come) throughout the U.S., and distributed glasses to over one million people in need worldwide.
We’re celebrating the occasion with the Half-Decade Collection, a group of five and a half shapes from our first-ever collection, re-released in a limited-edition spectrum of our signature hue, blue, and engraved with a 5 on the temple tip. Each pair arrives packaged in a specially designed box inscribed with all our frame names to date.
The new Harbor Blue, Striped Indigo, and Atlas Blue round out a crew of perennial favorite colors Eastern Bluebird Fade, Blue Slate Fade, and Blue Sapphire. They give the frames—Huxley, Roosevelt, Nedwin, Wiloughby, Fillmore, and our Colonel monocle—a fresh look.
As always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
2014 was a year like no other. It was full of direction and realization. At times it moved too fast and other times slowed way down. It allowed me to dream, create, and bring plans to fruition. It allowed me to grow and nurture a space, raising my own wild and learning to care and create habitat for creatures far more complex than I ever dreamed. I formed ideas that still need a path to be realized along. I expanded my knowledge and became equipped to pursue another, parallel path. I experienced love and heartache with my family, and stillness.
As I identify my ambitions for the coming year, one word seems to form on my lips over and over... Intention. Setting an intention for every day or every action guides a more present existence. I vow to exist more in the moment, taking time to nurture what needs to be nurtured. Through this, all other aspects are affected in a positive light.
So now I will begin to resurface, find my footing and use my voice. I hope this New Year finds you well and seeking your own truths.
Western amethyst laccaria. Not found in my area, but I would love to run across it one day. I don't know what it is, but the purple fungi grab my attention the most. My favorite about this species was the variegation in color of the stalk. I knitted with two strands of different shades to achieve that effect.
This installation was created for my 52 Forms of Fungi project. Check out more phases from this project, here.