Catching (my breath) up from the 2013 Americas Mart Gift Show in Atlanta has been a challenge. Last week was spent finishing work in progress, organizing thoughts, materials, contact info and sending off new art for future (hopefuls) projects.
A few photos of trip highlights.The eighteen floors of showrooms – looking up the escalator stairway from a welcome cafe resting spot.
Friday night’s annual artist meet up.
A chance meeting with pumpkin pals.
And an artist pal’s signings. This one with Robin Davis at one of the new (additional) Carson locations
Gathered inspiration for studio & home decor ideas.
Stopped by to see an old (licensee partner) friend.
Met new partners, Brian and Todd, the dynamic duo of Frames Plus, Inc. & enjoyed seeing three of my recent collections displayed in their showroom window. The framed print products will be available soon – updates to come.
Wheeled & dealed.
Weathered a dicey ride home.
To a safe and sunny return.
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The 2013 Amarica’s Gift Mart in Atlanta is scheduled for this week. I’ve gone back and forth seems like, a million times, on my decision to attend this year. I’m due to depart for there today. Still on the fence. I guess I won’t know until I’m out the door. God willing, is my guess.
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Snowy (Happy) New Year everyone!
Sitting cozy today, watching two to three predicted inches of falling (snow) flakes, a gorgeous (my favorite) site. Also reflecting, remembering and declaring resolutions. Setting goals, some spiritual and some personal for 2013. The typical thought process that we all share at this time of year I imagine. A peaceful day following the Christmas hub-bub is nice.Images created for Quilting Treasures “Appointed Time” fabric collection, created a few years ago, seemed appropriate.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, the scripture that inspired the art group:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
A good years end message, if you have time.
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Thank you for the many Christmas greetings everyone! I especially enjoyed seeing the art/design work on them as well, the salutations inside. Although I (confess that) have mixed sentiments about Santa (still like him though), I am glad that so many are still sending cards, a favorite at Christmas.
Christmas Cards History
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