Red Garden Designs Launch Event

June 6th was the official launch of our company. We had a special party held at Kemuri restaurant hosted by Win and Natalie Rockefeller. Friends, family, and colleagues all came in support of this new adventure of ours. We were overwhelmed with the number of people that came to help get us started. The response was heartfelt and showcased again just how much this disease has touched everyone. Thank you to Inviting Arkansas for being there to cover this story for us. A special thanks also goes to Manjeev at Kemuri and his amazing staff for providing such a fabulous party with great food! We had fun feather shaped cookies that Jeremiah Mesker provided. And of course, our friends (family) Win and Natalie Rockefeller for hosting this party for us.

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An Artists Story

One of the many feather doodles sent to Carla by Gail over the years. This one is framed and hung in the Emanuel house. 

One of the many feather doodles sent to Carla by Gail over the years. This one is framed and hung in the Emanuel house. 

Gail Ring is the designer of the Cancer Survivor Pin. She has known Red Garden Designs founder Carla Emanuel since Carla was a student in her Sunday school class. Gail is also the mother of Carla's sister in law so Carla considers her family.

According to http://www.diakonosdesigns.com/, a website showcasing Gail's work, she has worked as a commercial artist for more than 26 years.  Gail has an Art Degree from UW-Madison, and a Commercial Art Degree from MATC.   Gail's preferred mediums are Ink, Pastels, Colored Pencil, and Water Color.

"I've always noticed the little things.  Other people see a tree or a seascape - I fall in love with the leaf or the shell. I collect pieces of nature: acorns, feathers, seedpods, rocks - if it interested The Creator enough to make it, it interests me"

Gail Ring, artist, photo from Diakonos Designs

Gail Ring, artist, photo from Diakonos Designs