Thursday, May 19, 2011

In New York this week...

Yours Truly has been off adventuring again.
I was Nervous with a capital N since I was showing an entirely different look to my work.

My booth was wreathed in pink and hung with my bright new images.
Colors galore...
I did the whole rainbow on top of that pink!

You know I reinvented myself this year.
Change is not easy, and sometimes can be downright frightening. I took a deep breath and am so glad I switched gears and took the risk.

I am now firmly on track, having found some wonderful new opportunities to partner with manufacturers and publishers who are absolutely stellar.

And oh, the fun of seeing dear friends! Here's my friend Jane Shasky, whose watercolor birds and florals enchant every time...

And Eliot Treister, owner of Raffit Ribbon, who has more style in his fingertips than anyone I've ever met and is utterly humble about his impressive accomplishments. 

I captured my friend Caroline Simas, who was my roomie for the week, as she hung her booth. We are partners, setting up our booths together and laughing ourselves silly in the process.

Megan Halsey fed us on cupcakes and smiles... 

And I had dinners like this one with Demdaco artists and product development team.
Oh, how fun it is to partner with creative people!

Tomorrow I'll share the drippy joy of a morning spent in Central Park and window shopping Madison Avenue before we headed home.

To those who have encouraged me, believed in me and urged me forward, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Bless you for whispering "go for it!" when I was hesitant about this fresh calligraphic / watercolor / typographic / cut paper combination and giving me courage to try something bold and new.

Heartfelt and sincere thanks.