Friday, January 17, 2014

To market, to market (with the most ingenious friends!)

It's always fun when you see your own products introduced to the marketplace.

And this week was no exception to the rule.
Here you see snaps of the Sizzix booth at the Craft & Hobby Association trade show.

What fun to be able to have high tech scissors now that can cut copies of my silhouettes!

And time at the shows means new friends, too.
Here I was with Brenda Walton, who is every bit as beautiful as her art is.

Check out her website... Brenda's amazing.

Brenda and her husband, Doug, introduced me to the incredibly creative Kaari Meng, the brains and imagination behind the Los Angeles store French General.
(Please insert a swoon here!)

A number of well known artists came to the soiree and we ended up pulling out the artsy materials and the creative play went on for hours.

Kaari is the author of several books, all of them deliciously French,
and her shop sells irresistible vintage French fabrics and papers and oh-my-goodness everything wonderful.

Dinner was delicious morsels munched while sketching and dipping into ink...
Kaari's chef brother made sure we ate with our eyes as well and her papa played mixologist! 

You must forgive me for coveting that beautiful golden "deluxe" bottle...
I don't know what was in it but oh, that bottle was something to admire.

Trade shows are loads of work but rubbing shoulders with one's fellow creatives...
absolutely priceless!

So now the show is over and I am home... but the joy of lingering conversations will stay with me forever.

Sketches are underway for a new Christmas collection.

What are you working on just now?

Are you inspired, too?


Joy said...

What a delightful experience... seeing your art so beautiful displayed in the Sizzix booth and then to be able to spend time in such an AMAZING place with such interesting people!

jone hallmark said...

Your new collection is fantastic! I hope that you are pleased with it......
Isn't it fun to be at CHA and see EVERYONE? I miss that sometimes.....great group of creative people, for sure.
LOVE that you made it to French General - is it not THE Candy Store for those of us who get such pleasure from the "little things?"!!,!!!
You look FaNTAStIC in the photos, my dear. I don't remember how long it has been since we saw one you? Maybe this year will be our lucky year.
BIG hugs to you.....xoxoxoxo

Deb@HOMEWARDfoundDecor said...

I'm drooling!!! Next time you are down in the area, you need to take me on a field trip ;)

<3 Thank you for making time to have lunch together on your recent visit!

Tammy Tutterow said...

I can not tell you how much I LOVED meeting you and getting to know you at the show. I love your art and I love your heart! So glad to have you in our little Sizzix family!