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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Welcome Your Comments on Art, Work , Life, & Collecting!

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have. Andy Warhol
"I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of 'work', because I think that just being alive is o much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going, Even when you sleep. " Andy Warhol


We have too many people who live without working. We have too many more who work without living. At some point in our 'career' we must choose between living to work and working to live…" - Dean Charles R. Brown

Sol, sent this quote a few weeks ago. I must say so far - 'I love work'
. . . . but like the idea of retiring early, very early.

Having hobbies make retirement much more interesting, actually collecting can make all life more interesting. IF you haven't started a collection of BLENKO or other West Virginia This is your 'lucky week'

the WV Birthday /Blenko will be sold on Friday June 20th at BLENKO GLASS Milton, West Virginia. A limited edit on - only 145 pieces.

Store opens at 8 am.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every man dies, but how many really live? -Braveheart

Anonymous said...

Hilly,
Read once the first step to getting everything you want out of life is: To Decide What You Want
Sol

Anonymous said...

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
US poet (1892 - 1950)
Margie Hale
this is my favorite quote about life.

westvirginiajanis said...

I can't think about Warhol or philosophizing about life right now. All I can think about is getting to Milton and meeting all you wonderful Blenko people in pursuit of the birthday piece.

I think they should reserve a piece or two for people who can show their knowledge of West Virginia. Perhaps they could name all 55 counties!

West Virginia counties

BARBOUR, BERKELEY, BOONE, BRAXTON, BROOKE, CABELL, CALHOUN, CLAY, DODDRIDGE, FAYETTE, GILMER, GRANT, GREENBRIER, HAMPSHIRE, HANCOCK, HARDY, HARRISON, JACKSON, JEFFERSON, KANAWHA, LEWIS, LINCOLN, LOGAN, MARION, MARSHALL, MASON, MCDOWELL, MERCER, MINERAL, MINGO, MONONGALIA, MONROE, MORGAN, NICHOLAS, OHIO, PENDELTON, PLEASANTS, POCAHONTAS, PRESTON, PUTNAM, RALEIGH, RANDOLPH, RITCHIE, ROANE, SUMMERS, TAYLOR, TUCKER, TYLER, UPSHUR, WAYNE, WEBSTER, WETZEL, WIRT, WOOD, WYOMING

There! Did I get them all? The tie breaker can be the person who gets them correctly located on a map! And what county is the Blenko Factory in? Why Cabell, of course!

See you soon! This is my last post as I'm on the road. Milton or bust!

West Virginia Janis

Anonymous said...

WVJanis
I wish you luck, although I'm certain you'll receive a WV BIrthday send photos to the blog so we all can see you with the vase. My secretary will be in line for me.
Sol