Spring is here and I finally jumped on the Mad Men bandwagon! Let me just say..... it's great and I'm hooked. My husband started watching it on Netflix a couple months ago and I started following it around season 2. I then started from the beginning on Season 1 and finished through Season 4 in a matter of a couple weeks. It was a big deal for the season premiere last week because the show had been on a year-and-a-half hiatus. It was a great time to watch all the episodes right before the beginning of season 5. In a nutshell, the show is set in 1960s New York, and follows the lives of the competitive men and women of the Madison Avenue advertising agency, Sterling Cooper Draper & Pryce. Haven't seen it? You should. Its really an exceptional glimpse into the decade of the 60s, with awesome fashion style and spot on references to events that happened in that era. The sometimes brazen aspects of the show actually make the the story lines more awesome and very entertaining. Oh, and Don Draper is certainly easy on the eyes - am I right, ladies? The men on the show all dress neatly and stylishly, drink cocktails liberally and smoke cigarettes constantly as they try harder and harder to become more successful and outdo each other. The women's fashion is unbelievable and in an era where women were expected to "know their place", you can't help but feel empowered by some of the women who stand up for themselves and what they believe in in a male-dominating workplace and in their homes (i.e., Peggy, Joan). And Betty, such a hot mess, yet you still gotta love her. Yeah, its good!
Well, my hubby's birthday is coming up and I decided to make a framed fused glass piece that is the picture in the opening credits of a businessman (assumingly Don Draper), who appears as a black-and-white silhouette sitting on a sofa overlooking New York skyscrapers. I have never made him a fused glass piece before, so I'm excited to give this to him. I think it will look awesome in his office.