By Amanda Guy -- Our Designer
Hey there, WheelHeads! Hope everyone is having a killer last week of September. It's already that time of week again where I update you on the Wheelie happenings around here. We've had a lot going on this week, and we are stoked about the recent changes in the weather.
Ski season is upon us, and this week was Wheelie Ski Pass week!
Each September, we head to a local business in Whitefish to get our season passes--Lisa buys everybody at Wheelie a season pass as part of a job perk. This year was no different, and Lisa surprised us on Monday morning by saying it was officially ski pass day. We were pretty much stoked beyond all reason.
Monday started out like any other. I usually get to the office at 7:00, start making coffee and opening up the WheelHouse. Then I get going on whatever projects are in my work queue. Lisa works from home in the mornings, and at about 8:30am, she called me while she was driving into the office and asked me if we had any art supplies to paint faces with. I told her the only art supplied we really have are sharpies, microns, watercolors, acrylics and copec markers. Sadly, no face paint of any kind.
At that point I was intrigued and asked, "What do you need face paint for? Who's face are you planning on painting?" to which Lisa replied, "Don't worry about it, I will fill you in shortly, I'm going to hunt down some face paint if I can." Only at Wheelie.
SKI PASS DAY ANNOUNCEMENT
A little bit later Lisa came into the office with Eddy and proclaimed that it was officially ski pass day. That's when it hit me that she perhaps needed the face paint specifically for that reason. You see, we take our ski pass photos very seriously around here. Last year, we made sure to get little baby Eddy into each of our pass pics, and this year, Dan was encouraged to recreate his pass from last year. Only thing is, Eddy was a little harder to get up on his shoulders. I also had Eddy join me in my pass, and then Courtney and Lisa got a little more creative with their passes. While Courtney surrounded herself with some oversized, fake flowers, Lisa had something a little different in mind.
We found ourselves without face paint, and we had to go get signed up for our passes soon, so Lisa thought maybe Courtney would have some makeup or something in her bag of tricks to assist in her awesome idea. Eventually I realized that I had some old makeup in my truck from an 80's party that works perfect for the look we were trying to achieve.
It's no secret that Lisa has had a few injuries over the last four years here in Whitefish...and really all her years. From bike crashes to snowboard tomahawks, she's done it all. So basically, to poke fun at herself, and also in hopes of this year being the year of no injuries, we decided to paint one of her eyes to look "black" and Dan pulled some reserve bandages out of his desk to throw on her face with a little bit of red sharpie for effect.
Behold Lisa's pass picture look.
The best part about all of this, is that people thought it was real! Several friends commented on our company Instagram post saying things like, "Oh my god Lisa! I hope you get better soon!" and, "What happened? Are you okay!?"
Really all everyone had to do was read our comments and hashtags to realize that this was a joke for her ski pass photo. I mean, how many people do you know that wear their bike helmets in a ski pass photo? I guess maybe my true calling is movie makeup and not Graphic Design....
GET YOUR PASSES, AND COME SHRED WITH US
WHEELHOUSE FB LIVE TOUR
I will leave you all this week with this.
Lisa hopped onto Facebook live yesterday to give all of our out of state clients and pals a virtual tour of the office. We've had a lot of requests recently to show more of the office since I'm always talking about it in my weekly blog posts. It's still a work in progress, but we spent some time getting things a bit organized this week for the winter months and we wanted to give the people what they wanted.
So if you'd like to check out our "non-so-live-now" video feed from yesterday, click the button below to visit our Facebook page!
Happy "FRIDAY" Everyone!
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