Even more new items are added to the raffle this week!
These items are all one of a kind, which is admittedly, kind of a weird thing to say.
I work with scientists all day. I sometimes forget that they, like everyone else, do things outside of their day jobs that may seem a little odd.
I totally forgot, for instance, that one lab member, Paul Cowgill, has his own band.
It wasn’t until recently, when hatching plans with Jodi for Crash Safely, that I realized that she makes her own jewelry. Out of sterling silver chain maille. Usually, she makes bracelets for friends, like the one she gave me:
this bracelet survived a fire. how’s that for sturdy?
She’s volunteering at the raffle table at Crash Safely this year. While we were plotting, we both got to thinking: what about having one of her creations up for grabs? Saturday, 9/29, you’ll be able to throw in for an original piece by Jodi (and ask her all about it).
That also reminded me that there ‘s another artist in residence in the labs- Edwin. He recently had a ceramics show that ended with all out bidding wars on the items he had on display. Items like:
Mine. You can’t have it.
I asked Edwin if he had anything that survived and if he’d like to be part of the raffle as well. He responded by handing me a huge box with 10 handmade items. I’m going to go through the box soon and maybe add some of the higher priced items from Edwin to the silent auction.
Bring sturdy bags to the shows if you wanna leave with ceramics, people!
Welcome to Crash Safely, HMS Systems Biology artists!!