Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pride Day 2010

This is a post written by John about an event he recently attended. As always it is beautifully written and I am proud to share it with you.

(Sweet Customer)

Pride Day, 2010

So I spent a couple Saturdaysago (October 16, 2010) with about 3,500 folks in a celebration, primarily, of gay being. It used to be “Gay Pride Day”’ but I think they changed it so that no other group would feel they weren’t invited. These people are that nice. If they played hockey, it would be non-goal-oriented hockey.

Which makes what they go through that much sadder. Nobody bullies young people who are, well, bullies. When was the last time you heard of anybody beating up Young Republicans for fun? Nobody suggests that if too many left-handed people teach school, we’ll wind up with a generation of southpaws.

Discovering who we are and where we fit in the world is tough enough for anybody. Toadd an extra layer of self-doubt, isolation and anxiety is a substantial burden.

However, when these folks get healthy, they do love to celebrate. They are smart, kind, creative, and they love to be beautiful for each other. How, in the name of all that is self-affirmative and rational, can this be construed as anything other than healthy?

When I told my 85-year-old Catholic mom where and ho I’d spent my day, she sounded as if she were concerned for my safety. Which brings us to another useless bugaboo – honestly, gay folks ARE interested in things besides sex. There seems to be a residual image of gay folk as people who are continually scurrying around in dim places, furtively seeking compulsive sex. Well, sometimes we all……….never mind.

Anyhow, I didn’t sell as much stuff as I could have because I spent more time than I should have out roaming and meeting and mingling – and having FUN!

Enjoy the pics – and respond, comment, question orshare humor – as you please. Peace and love, y’all. ~John

Pictures are property of Dylan Blue and JohnMadsen- do not copy without written permission, all ya gotta really do it ask- don't steal.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dylan Blue in Lowndes County Georgia

We are proud to announce that Dylan Blue jewelry is now on display in Lowndes County Georgia in Lake Park (just outside Valdosta) at the Lake Park Indoor Flea Market. There are many different designs along with our WINNING local team the Lowndes County Vikings! Handmade treasures you can wear- the ART OF PERSONAL ADORNMENT!

If you are traveling North or South on I75 you HAVE to go right pass it- so stop. If you mention that you read this blog post you will receive a Free Little Something Something from me!

Lake Park Indoor Flea Market
5244 Jewell Futch Road
Lake Park, GA 31636
Traveling South on I75 to Exit 5 in Georgia (almost before you hit FL)
Take Left off ramp onto GA 376 W/ Lakes Blvd
Go short distance- 2nd light - Take Left onto Jewell Futch Road
Follow down and around and Flea Market is on Left.

My shop has front window so look for the only one full of handmade treasures- planning on putting some kinda sign in the window... will update when I do.

Traveling North on I75 Get off at Exit 5 Georgia- (shortly after entering GA)
Take Right off ramp onto GA 376W/ Lakes Blvd
Go short distance -first light- Take Left onto Jewell Futch Road
Follow down and around and Flea Market is on the Left

My shop has front window with crafts and all kinds of pretty things... will be putting up signs... and will update post when I do.
Here are some pics of the Dylan Blue display so far above and the outside of the flea market below. It can be seen from I75