Gregbo Visits Coffee Corner at Robinson Funeral Home
Today the new Coffee Corner opened at Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, SC. This is the first and only coffee shop in Easley that serves the Starbucks brand. The place is absolutely gorgeous and obviously the coffee is fantastic!
While there has been no “Grand Opening” yet, the shop is open and serving. This is awesome for me because my studio is located just down the road, so I can now grab a Starbucks whenever the mood hits without having to drive out of the city. After all of the world-wide media attention this received, I have been anxiously waiting for Coffee Corner to open. This morning, I met my father at the shop and bought him a cup of coffee while we both checked the place out. It really is quite amazing.
If you grew up in Easley, you will notice that the entrance faces Main Street and the parking lot was once used by the “historic” Colony Theater… Which brings back some great memories from my youth. Along with coffee, they are serving other goodies such as cookies and muffins. The Robinson’s are good friends of mine and I think they have a huge hit on their hands. (Way to go Chris and Rebecca!!) I wish them continued success and am really going to enjoy having easy access to Starbucks in my home town.
Pictured left-to-right below are Chris Robinson, Gregbo Watson, and H. Dean Watson (Gregbo’s Dad).
Gregbo Watson To Illustrate Upcoming CrindelStar Book
I will be illustrating the upcoming CrindelStar book by fabulous author/creator Gigi de Lugo. CrindelStar already has a growing following based on Gigi’s imaginative stories. I’m very excited to be involved with this unique project and working with Gigi is amazing! Lots of fun.
CrindelStar is an inspirational story about a young girl, Maria, who is facing peer pressure from her classmates to abandon believing in her precious unicorns. We learn through Mariaâs encounter with a mystical creature, CrindelStar, that what she believes of herself creates the foundation of what she might ultimately contribute to the world through her lifeâs purpose and gift.
CrindelStar arrives to rescue Maria from her despair, however, through Mariaâs compassion, honesty, and personal courage CrindelStar is saved as well !
Life lessons are gently crafted throughout the story of CrindelStar. Beneath this mystical tale is a universal truth embracing all cultures, children and adults, a message of inspiration and courage to cherish our uniqueness. Maria is choosing to give up, giving in, she loses sight of her personal identity, which is the great tragedy CrindelStar arrives to avert. In the end, Maria embraces the joy of her individuality and is committed to live her life as an example to others.
CrindelStar is a personally empowering message from the future, a reminder of how vital todayâs choices can be, that we can affect our future by choosing the Heroâs Journey â a reminder that we each contribute our one-of-a-kind precious ingredient to the beauty of our planetâs tapestry.
Along with the book, there are several other “top secret" projects involving CrindelStar that I can’t announce yet, but it is some REALLY cool stuff.
I just finished the first conceptual illustration for the character and have posted it in my portfolio. Be sure to check it out!
For Official CrindelStar News from Gigi de Lugo, visit “CrindelStar : Where The Universe Dreams”.
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