Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Anniversary Tale...

A month or so ago, I received an email from Tim, who was in the military in Afghanistan and was scheduled to be home in the beginning of November. He was going to be missing his wedding anniversary and he wanted to do something special for his wife when he arrived home. He inquired about renting the gallery at Creative Genius to set up an intimate dinner in an unexpected but unique location for his wife.

The two arrived on Sunday, after getting prepared dinners from a local restaurant. I had recommended Braddocks to Tim earlier in the week and they decided to go with my local recommendation, which was nice. Tim proceeded to set up the whole table, complete with customized table cloth, candles and lots of other special touches. It really was lovely. Then he brought his wife, Kristen in.

The couple enjoyed a lovely dinner and seemed to really enjoy themselves. Kristen definitely appreciates surprises and her husband, Tim, obviously has no trouble thinking outside of the box when it comes to making his wife feel special.
I was honored to meet this terrific couple and provide the location for them to celebrate their anniversary. It isn't often that you get to help something special like this dinner happen and I definitely appreciated the gallery being a part of their anniversary.

Great meeting you and happy anniversary, Tim and Kristen!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Gearing Up for the Holiday Season!

We are working hard and hopefully smart as we gear up for the holiday season here at Creative Genius. 

New hand-crafted creations are arriving daily and we are showcasing a fun and unusual assortment of unique gifts in all kinds of price ranges for the holidays this year.

We are also offering our regular class schedule throughout the season with a few key additions. We've added Sculpture for Beginners to our class schedule. This is a class we have never offered before and we couldn't be more excited about it! Instructor Lynne Ghenov bring a great amount of talent and experience to the table and we are happy to have her working with us here at Creative Genius.

Don't forget about our other great offerings including Painting & Drawing for Adults, Painting & Drawing for Teens, Painting & Drawing for Kids, Pottery, Digital Photography and more.

After the holidays in January, we've added another Mosaic Workshop with Diane Emerson. If you missed the first one and you were kicking yourself, you won't want to miss this one. In fact, it was so good that two of the students from the first one have already signed up to take it again because they loved it so much. Can't beat THAT for a testimonial! 

And of course, the holiday season wouldn't be complete without one of our fun open house events in the gallery, complete with refreshments, artist trunk shows, a visit from NJBalance Wellness and more. This year's open house will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 6-9pm. Hope to see you there!