Thursday, February 24, 2011

SURTEX 2011: It's Official!

Surtex Booth 2011

Wowza.  Just signed the contract for one of the biggest shows in the licensing world called Surtex.  It's something I've been thinking about doing for a while, and now the timing is finally right.

For those of you who haven't heard of it before, Surtex is basically a show where manufacturers come from all over the world to buy and license art for their products.  I will have a booth setup with my portfolio/product mockups and hope to make some great connections while I'm there.  I have a couple of licensees under my belt from straight up cold calling/emailing, so it will be nice to sit in my little 8x10 space and be able to show my designs face to face.  I think it's easier to build relationships with clients that way, and I am hoping that this show will really help me step it up to the next level.

I might have mentioned this before but I actually used to go to Surtex back in the day when I was an Art Director looking for new artists to work with.  This will be kind of crazy being on the other side of the table, but it's cool though, I think that this is the side I'm meant to be on ;).  So now I just have to buckle down and crank out some new collections before May 15th.  Um, and considering it's March next week (whaaaat?!) then that means I'm really going to have to kick it into overdrive.  Oh, and did I mention the show is in one of my favorite cities in the whole world? NYC, Baby!!!  "New Yooooork, concrete jungle where dreams are made of...."  K, well wish me luck, the craziness starts now...


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Adele's new album, 21 is finally here!  So, SO good... And she even does a Cure cover... Dang, really wish I would have remembered when tickets for The Tabernacle went on sale- totally forgot and now it's sold out :(.  Man, she's so good live, isn't she?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Inspired By Cali...

Anthro Accessories
Inspired by Cali

The coolest surfboard I've ever seen, designed by Heather Ross
Inspired by Cali

Currently in heavy rotation, thanks to Sunshine Girl

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Before & After Dress Form

Dress Form Before

Dress Form After

I am so happy with my new dress form/jewelry display!  I got it last month at the Mart in Atlanta.  It's hard to tell from the before picture but it was severely damaged- no base, broken top finial, and there were chunks missing out of the fabric and foam. BUT, the sign said "$20 AS IS" so I knew I had to have it and knew exactly what I was going to do with it when I got home.  This project was super easy and now I have a nice new piece to display my jewelry!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day Everybody ♥ ♥ ♥

Here's a little LOVE inspiration for ya...

This pretty photograph from MarianneLoMonaco

Anthro's new wedding shop, BHLDN

This post on how to make a heart bokeh (on my 2011 to do list...)

And a little love from Nat King Cole ♥ ♥ ♥