Thursday, May 20, 2010

Whirlwind in New York

Do you ever feel time has been compressed and you're living on fast forward?

I have lived at least a month this past week. At least.

I'll share a few juicy bits about the Surtex design show in New York City over the next few days.


There's nothing like an empty booth and an Everest-sized pile of materials to give a girl that "wow!" feeling. Too bad you can't see the oh-so-big stack of stuff in the aisle, but trust me, it was there.


Here is a not-so-flattering shot of my booth. I actually loved how it felt... rather too cluttery but it felt so much like my studio that I was comfy as a clam in its shell. 


This is another view of the booth.

I loved the freedom of a paper-covered desk that allowed me to actually letter right there! Loved the ink stand with my biz cards and goodies scattered everywhere, just like at home in the studio...





And oh! what fun to hug old friends and meet new ones I will treasure...

Have you visited the blog of gifted design guru Eddie Ross? It's the ultimate in delicious eye candy. Eddie and Jaithan stopped by for play with paper and ink. What fun they are!


After the fun Eddie snapped pics to preserve the memories.


My friend,  talented artist Jane Shasky was right next door to share a few chocolates and flowers...


and my wonderful mentee and cherished friend Caroline Simas made me so proud and happy.


And then there were the Louie awards. The Louies are like the Emmy awards of the greeting card industry & I was delighted to win last year.

This year was even better, with a win for the card I designed for Sunrise Greetings, part of an Asian collection featuring koi. What fun! The card doesn't show up well here but the excitement does...



Do I sound a bit breathless? I am!

I'll share more tomorrow about this week's adventures of a small town girl in the City...


8 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

Congratulations on your award! Such and exciting trip! I can't wait to see more!
Be Blessed!

Sharon Hermens said...

Welcome home! So glad you had a nice trip. Congratulations on winning your award. Looking forward to more,more,more!!

Diane said...

Congratulations, Sharon! Much deserved! And I love the look of your booth! It's YOU!
Blessings,
Diane

sue z said...

Congrats again on the Louie! I loved your booth, it showed off your personality and your artwork style.It was great we had a chance to spend some time at the amazing CW dinner!!!!
Happy follow up!

Terri Conrad said...

good morning Miss Sharyn and congratulations on on the Louie - oh what a feeling it must stir to have your work recognized with such an honor.

I LOVE your new antique ink well, the black paper & peacock feathers on your desk (were you doodling & drawing with the feather tips?).

May you receive many blessings following the show.

Chris Chun said...

Hi Sharyn - congratulations on your Louie Award. It was great to meet you in person and see your wonderful work. Have posted some pics of our dinner on my blog. Cxx

Lisa Noël said...

So I checked out Jane Shasky's site and was dumbfounded to discover that she designed the map wrapping paper I drooled over for *months* when I worked at Papyrus! I finally had to buy some, and it got well used for over a year in the Chrisman household. :-)

Glad to hear you had such a great time!

leslieskye said...

Congratulations Sharyn! Wonderful news about your Louie award and all the great fun you had! It was great seeing you with Jane too. love to you both and thanks for sharing!!