Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's All In The Family! (gene-wise)

You know I must have very special news to share since it's Tuesday and I post on Monday!  Well, I do...and if you are my friend on Facebook, you already know.  Our youngest daughter, Melissa, won an all expense paid trip to Berlin, Germany! She is a store manager for MAC Cosmetics, and placed #1 in her region for a contest the company was holding.  There are 7 regions in the U.S. and she was up against L.A., San Diego, Phoenix, and all of New Mexico for this event.  Included in the trip will be master classes, sightseeing, and getting to know MAC artists from all over the world.

You should know, Melissa manages a small MAC store in the foothills area of Tucson.  There's not a lot of daily foot traffic, especially this time of year.  There were 5 components to the contest, and they included sales, customer retention, and a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  Here are some photos of what she submitted for her art:

Please meet Grete:

In the final photo, the face was the only piece of artwork the employees were given, and required to use it in their piece.  Melissa chose to collage the mannequin with b/w images of previous MAC collections. The color photos over the heart represent all Viva Glam campaigns, a heart of MAC's business.
The neck and head are decoupaged with images of underground art in Berlin, a very important current movement.

Hope you enjoyed this!
Karen (and Melissa!)


~*~Patty S said...

How brilliant and SO very exciting!!!
BIG Congratulations to your sweet Melissa!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, how great that she has won a trip to Berlin! Congratulations! Hugs, Valerie

Alex Hardy said...

SO SO SO SO SO SO Awesome! Happy Dance for Melissa!

XOXO to one of the best Mama's I know ... You!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter ! HA.. if I had to work with such an UNUSUAL facical image,(laughing) I'm afraid I would not have been HALF as inspired to do what she did.
What a NICE prize. Where were they going to place her prize winning mannequin ?
Cosmetics must sell like hotcakes...a good friend of mine's daughter ALSO just won a nice trip for selling $200,000 worth of a (differnt) cosmetic line in the Department store she works in.
BTW...Thanks for joining my blog...I so appreciate that.


Terri said...

Congratulations to your daughter! What a fab work of art she created!

I am new to your blog. I confess, I had not checked my gmail account for ages, and when I did this morning, I saw your e-mails. Thank you for inviting me to visit your blog. You have a beautiful one, and I have enjoyed my visit.

KateHughes said...

Congratulations, again, Melissa! That is such an achievement to be proud of. I can't wait to see pictures of that trip!

Tanya said...

Congratulations Melissa! That is so awesome! I love your art work, it is one amazing piece=) I know your mom is VERY proud of you!!! Enjoy Berlin!