Friday, July 21, 2006

My Celebrity Husband

I feel the need to brag about my hubby for a few minutes. Yesterday afternoon he received a call from a Korean man he sold some artwork to last fall. Chang was in Seattle on business and was coming to see DH and take him to dinner. Chang is an outgoing businessman and has been interesting to work with especially with his limited English. DH, on the other hand is pretty reserved and has a hard time accepting a lot of praise for his kinetic hardwood sculptures. We had realized that the clocks he made for the Time Story Museum must be popular because of all the clips on the website. However, we didn’t know how popular. Apparently, DH is becoming quite a celebrity in Korea.

He left his job as a computer programmer 5 years ago to start the business. He had burned out with computers and was becoming a bear to live with at home. I though it was a great idea and encouraged him as much as I could since I have always loved his work. His enthusiasm and his vision were something I could not dampen. It has taken a lot of work to get to this point. Now that he is working on the new house so much, he hasn’t had a lot of time to work on his engineering and new ideas. Yet if he had not taken the challenge to start the Gravity Shoppe, I don’t think we would be looking at starting this next venture. Hopefully, as soon as we are up and running here, he will be back on the orders he has lined up for the fall. In the meantime, I want him to celebrate his celebrity status in Korea.

8 comments:

Dee said...

I looked at the website and watched the clips.These are amazing!! I once bought a kit to make my own marble...roller coaster, for lack of better words. It was made from platic tubing and stuff, then it had an elevator that I had to build, to carry the marbles to the top again. I know it's nothing like what you have, but it was so much fun watching those marbles and seeing your clips reminded me of the fun I had building that thing. Congrats to your husband. I hope you guys find great success in your next venture!
DeeDee

jgf said...

There is a huge metal one at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). He loves to watch it and always wanted to make one. However, most people wouldn't put a big metal contraption in their home. So he wnet with hardwoods.

A couple of weeks ago he got an e-mail from the guy who did the one at OMSI. He had been impressed with the photos of DH's and wanted to see more. DH was amazed and thrilled.

Walker said...

THAT is fascinating!

McSwain said...

Wow! That is so very cool. Congrats to your husband, the celebrity!

MAX Redline said...

Very, very cool!

Stories like these give me hope, and I wish you and your husband continued successes!

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

That just blew my mind. I'm amazed at how wonderful his art is. I can see how his gamble (and faith) led to your next venture. Nothing like faith and hope.

nettie said...

Oooooh, you live with a celEBrity!

Harmonica Man said...

Very cool! I'm a big fan of functional art. Much luck and success to both of you!