Monday, January 18, 2010

Atlanta Gift Show- Gregg Gifts

Meet "Bee Happy" with Gregg Gifts! The Atlanta Gift Show was my first chance to see the pieces all together- tote bag, bible cover, coin purse, ceramic keepsake box, hanging plaque and mug. The bee is embroidered on the cloth pieces to give it that added pop. And the colors on the ceramics are rich and vibrant! The people at Gregg Gifts have all been so nice to work with- they have such great quality and beautiful products. I'm honored to be included with the wonderful range of artists they work with.

And here are two of my garden flags, also with Gregg Gifts. What a happy day to see these in their showroom!

Atlanta Gift Show

Wow! New year and it feels great already! The holiday season feels like a blur, partly because the time was filled with kids home all day for the winter break (3 weeks off school) and my husband with vacation time and I was trying to get ready for 2 shows in January while doing a freelance project. Very full December. Still, I got to see some great movies (Avatar, It's Complicated, Julie & Julia, Alvin the Squeakquel) and spend some delicious time with my family.

So into January and a new decade. It started off with a great trip to Atlanta for the Atlanta Gift Show. It was my first time ever in Atlanta and on my visit they have a freak winter storm, complete with snow, more snow and iced-over roads. And cold...yes, I am a wimpy Southern California girl and remember clearly why I live someplace warm now. But it was a lovely city and a fun trip. My agent had a booth in the License and Design section of the Mart and I really enjoyed meeting some other artists who I know from our licensing community through shows or online forums. A couple of them shown here...Ellen Crimi-Trent and Carol Eldridge and one with my good friend Darci Phillips of Phillips Allrich. I am constantly impressed with the creative ideas and enthusiasm of the artists I meet through this work. They are an immensely talented group of people.

More to come on Atlanta...dishware and giftware!