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Juicy June Progress

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Juicy June Progress

Juicy June UpdateWe're more than halfway through Juicy June, an effort started by Este MacLeod to brighten up our Instagram feeds with art in every color of the rainbow. And as you can see, I've been painting right along on some miniature canvases! I've painted little suns, and mini-pineapples, a peace dove, fast food items, a sweet pale pink flamingo, and a somewhat boastful giraffe. And now these little visual delights are in the shop. I'm trying to clear a bit of room in my studio, raising funds for the next workshop, so I'm offering them up for sale first...

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NYC Tradeshows, May 2018

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NYC Tradeshows, May 2018

I am back from New York and ready for a break! It was the first time we (my art collective artists and I) exhibited at Blueprint Show in New York, and it was a great success! The show is much more boutique and targeted to clients who were looking for work like ours. It was nice to see new and old faces and chat on a more personal level with buyers. The show is a business to business expo so it was targeted and focused and a bit intense because you do on-site negotiations, but it's also nice to do...

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Insider Tips: Showing at Printsource

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Hello Blog Readers, Thanks for stopping by! We recently exhibited at Printsource NYC in January with my art collective, Finch & Foxglove, and I wanted to share with you my experience in case you're trying to figure out what tradeshow is best for your work. - Why Printsource? - Printsource NYC is known for having apparel industry buyers attend the show to purchase prints for upcoming collections. We have several artists in Finch & Foxglove who have great patterns for apparel, accessories, and home decor and we thought their work would be better served by exhibiting at Printsource (as an...

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Thoughts Post Surtex 2016

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Finch & Foxglove 2016: V. Lommatzsch, N. Kaiser, L. Kirkbride, M. Penny, A. Bentley, T. Paget, C.B. Keller, and me at the front It's just a few days post-Surtex, and I've got a lot of follow-up emails to write (yay!). Before things get too crazy, though, I wanted to post my initial thoughts on investing and exhibiting at a tradeshow like Surtex. If you've followed my blog for a long time, you know that I have been in the creative industries for many years, but was on maternity leave and focused on textiles and sewing in 2014-2015. I knew that...

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Pre-Surtex Sneak Peek

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May Flowers bring Spring...  & Surtex! I cannot believe it's May and time for Surtex!! It's heeere!! I've been prepping all year long for this surface design and textiles industry trade show, and it feels a little unreal that it's only a few days away.  May flowers are an appropriate metaphor I think. I've been planting seeds since last year, and now is when they are starting to bloom... My seeds (preparations) included creating over 180 images, making booth banners, promo bookmarks, promo books, fabric swatches, greeting cards, brochures, and sewing some hand-printed zip pouches! My fellow members of Finch &...

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