Hello! After a long hiatus from posting on my blog, I’m extremely excited to announce that I’m participating in my first National Stationery Show this May 19 - 22 (Booth #1767). This is a big step for me on the road of expanding my stationery and gift lines to stores across the country. (To reps who may be reading: I’m hiring! Please contact me to set up an appointment at the show)
Prepping for the show has so far been eye-opening and incredibly rewarding… and the show itself is still almost 6 weeks away. The process also been very immersive. I believe the best phrase to describe it might be “drinking from the firehose”. I feel I’ve already learned so much from the planning process that even if I were to not be able to make it to the show it would have been worth all the time and effort. (Mind you, I will get to that show even if I need to ride a tricycle across the country!) My skills in logistics, delegation, organization, layout and design, working under pressure, and decision-making have all leveled up in a serious way.
I’ve also created many new products which I’m excited to share with everyone in the coming weeks. My newest line of items focuses on bright, happy colors and themes with a looser illustration style. I think the result is fun and gorgeous and can’t wait to share what I’ve done.
Concurrent with the show prep, I’ve also been doing very exciting illustration work with companies like Williams-Sonoma and La Brea Bakery, as well as some very cool small farms. I’ll be posting updates on those projects soon.
I hope to see you at the Stationery Show!