GLWA every year gives out a scholarship to a young woman in the area that has been active in her community, done well in her academics and is going on to further her education in order to give back to her community. As a scholarship recipient when I went off to college, I know just how helpful opportunities like the GLWA scholarship are.
As part of The Big Easy Jazz Cocktail Cruise, they are having a New Orleans Mardi Gras style event. To make this event really special it all takes place on the Lady of the Lake - a grand and glorious old boat from the Lake Geneva Cruise Line fleet. From cocktails and hours d'oeuveres to fantastic music, dancing and legal gaming the entire event culminates with the Venetian Festival boat parade and watching fireworks on the water. Originally Chris & I were planning on attending the event as it's sure to be a great time, but since Brandi is still healing and we can't leave her alone, I've created something really special as a donation for their auction prizes.
This necklace is called Embrace Your Inner Beauty!
I was inspired to create a piece that speaks to the young women that are applying and receiving the scholarships from the GLWA. At an age where messages from society are coming at us so fast - where to eat, what to wear, what you should be, who you should hang around with - and our decisions become the foundation for our future, I wanted to showcase being true to yourself.
We're all unique, made special and we all have a gift to share with the world. The bold colors in this design along with the hint of asymmetry showcase an individual style. This is for the woman that's not afraid to share her voice with the world. She's not afraid to be noticed and she's sure to make a difference in the lives she touches.
At the bottom is a cute little charm that says "Be Yourself" a gentle reminder that who you are is really special. I hope the woman that wins this necklace (or a smart man who's going to give his wife an awesome gift) continues to share her message with the world. Follow her heart and make a difference in the lives she touches.
If you're local and still need to get your tickets to The Big Easy Jazz Cocktail Cruise on Lake Geneva, visit the GLWA website at: http://www.GLWA.net Funny side note, I'm about to publish this blog post and I hear The Morning Blend in the background a featuring this special event! Serendipity... I think so!
Embrace Your Inner Beauty ... and let your glow be seen!