Thursday, February 15, 2007

New Releases!

I'm SOOO excited! I JuST received my samples from a company that is publishing four of my paintings as notecards!! They come in a beautifully boxed set with the "Dream" image on the cover. There are 4 each of 4 designs. These cards are 5"x5" square cropped and sized reproductions of four of my 30" x 22" calligraphic paintings. The "Dream" has already been published as a poster and now two more (the "Imagine" and "Live, Laugh, Love") will also be releasing as 20" x 16" posters VERY soon. I don't always know where anything can be found specifically, but I'll see if I can find out...

Saturday, February 03, 2007

CHA Day 2

i was SOOO THRiLLeD when my dear friend Kingsley was able to come and spend a day and half with me!! we had a ToTaL BLaST!! we took classes, we schmoozed, we did our best to beg, borrow and steal ; )

between classes, we wandered as many aisles as we could. Kingsley was overtaken by the chocolate fountain! in fact, this is her second go 'round

Later that evening, we had sushi. dining on sushi was on the top of my agenda! well, Kings, not being a big fan of sushi, managed to find something to suit her fancy. she made some mention of sitting at the sushi bar between two crazy women! … well, i think i can take a stab at who ONE of them might have been ; ) I even learned a new Japanese word or two-- hi Nobu!

we are ALReAdY looking forward to next year, huh, Kings?

and Toni, i am ever so sorry we missed you... i mispaced ALL my important 'notes to myself'--including cell phone numbers and other manner of things. maybe some day i'll figure out a no fail method ; ) Hope the show was prosperous for you!!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

CHA Report

gosh, when i look around the web and see what's already posted about CHA, i wonder if i am a slug? ;) i DeFiniTLeY feel like one!

CHA has GOT to be one of the most overwhelming shows ever. eye candy everywhere.. everything from scrapbooking to fibers to knitting and sewing machines, art supplies--almost anything one can think of!!

every show, Creative Imaginations has a preview party for their biggest customers. this year was a Holywood theme. upon entering the room, folks are greeted with a glass of champagne, then a fellow dressed as Austin Powers set up with a professional photographer ready for each person's moment in the spotlight! Those pictures will be ready from the photographic company shortly and i'll be sure to post them here.

meanwhile, here are some shots from the party.... this is John, our printer extraordinaire.

one of my favorite things to do is to linger around my display and listen to comments and meet folks. Here is a small peek at my new wedding line that released at this show. it comes complete with coordinating paper and stickers for the Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party.. so far it appears to be a grand success!

These ladies here are admiring and ordering my Princess line that can be found in stores now. It really is an adorable collection.

When it was time to leave, i waited for the shuttle with one of our customers. We decided to have our picture taken together. Jeanne.. if you're reading, email me and i will send you a copy! this picture is also for my friends with whom i moaned and worried about formal attire. thank goodness the little black dress and flat sandals are "in"!