|Bead Goddess by Lea Avroch|
Today is officially "IN THE PINK for Lori Anderson" Day !
After months and months of scheming I can finally let it out! PHEW!
This whole thing has made me a nervous wreck. I am terrible at keeping secrets! I was so afraid SOMEONE was going to spill the beans - namely, me! But I think we ACTUALLY pulled it off!
So here's the back story -
As most know, Lori Anderson is the genius behind the Bead Soup Blog Party ®. She works tiredlessly to hook up artists from around the globe - this time her blog hop party guestlist was 400 strong! THATS crazy...and LOADS of work.
With all she does for our beading community I thought she should be recognized and shown some love! I wanted to do something really different. So I thought, and thought...and thought some more. THEN finally the answer came ... we could all go pink for Lori, afterall isn't her pink hair one of the things that sets Lori apart? They say 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery', right?! I went ahead and put the idea out there and Sandra McGriff (my savior) jumped on board and the secret Facebook group, IN THE PINK , was born!
We then set out to try and invite everyone we could. This, it turned out, would not be so easy. Did you know that you have to be friends with someone to add them? UGH! We just had to find a more efficient way of contacting all the Bead Soup participants. That's where Amber Chicandfrog came in...she showed up and helped us big time! She went online and visited participants' blogs, rooting out as many e-mail addresses as she could find. So we sent out an e-mail and between that and word of mouth we had over 130 people join us!
Everyone wanted to show Lori some love but some weren't able to permanently dye their "locks of love" so we had to get clever. One member, Kimberly Flood, a hairstylist by trade, offered up lots of ideas for temporarily coloring our hair.
I bought some extensions, but they just didn't do it. I searched for the hair mascara - nada found! I then decided to try to hunt down some spray-in color. After visiting over six stores I FINALLY found it.
|Jordyn and Gegi went PINK too!|
My grandkids were visiting at the time so for fun, we ALL tried it!
You know what happened when I put the pink in my hair?????
I liked it!!
I would like to thank Lori for ALL her work, her vision and for providing a way for us all to meet new friends from all around the world! THANK YOU LORI ANDERSON, our Ambassador of Beads!
I would also like to send out special thanks to the two ladies who worked so very hard on this project - it absolutely would not have happened without them - thank you Sandra Mc Griff and Audrey Belangér ...so grateful to you both!
And for all the ladies who participated - thank you for helping us show Lori what she means to us! (check out their blogs by following the links below)
READ: I took part in Lori's 6th Bead Soup Blog Party ® , read about it HERE!