I’m officially launching my blog page after, oh several years of procrastinating. I won’t bother stating a mission or deep thoughts about why I will be blogging. Instead I will start, just like one would learn how to swim, jump in and try to keep afloat!
I just returned from attending the annual Surtex and National Stationery Show in New York city. Surtex is a trade show specifically for artists, agents, print houses to display and shop art work for uses on greeting cards, textiles, home decor, toys, packaging, jewelry, office goods, dishes, paper goods, you name it and manufacturers flock to the Jacob Javitz Center every year looking for new artwork and to see the trends.
In the lobby of the Javitz just outside of the entrance to the National Stationery Show is the display of all of the nominated greeting cards for the Louie Award. Ahem, I had TWO of my greeting card designs on display. On Sunday, May 19th I attended the 25th Anniversary Louie Awards Gala on the Chelsea Pier. While I did not win an award, I want to share photos of this fun event. It really was a much bigger deal then I imagined! Sadly my mobile phone died the following day taking with it all of my gala photos! I borrowed these photos from the Greeting Card Association website.