Thursday, January 9, 2014
This week I leave the frigid temperatures of NYC and head to the sunny skies of California. I will be attending the CHA Mega Show in Anaheim. For my mixed media art peeps who may not be as familiar, this is the annual trade show sponsored by the Craft & Hobby Association. CHA, according to their website, is an "international, not-for-profit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products in the nearly &30 billion U.S. craft and hobby industry."
This will be my first CHA trade show since becoming a Designer Member last year. I couldn't be more excited and I will be busy every minute. I will be teaching two workshops that I designed specifically for this event. The first, Mixed Media Magic Canvas, is sponsored by Spellbinders and I will co-teach this class with Stacey Caron, the company president. The second workshop is called Art Journaling: The Basics.
I will also be holding a book signing for my newest book The Mixed-Media Artist at the F+W Media booth as well as joining Quinn McDonald as a guest contributor at a signing for her new book Inner Hero Creative Art Journal.
I will be attending a variety of art and business workshops, spending a lot of time at the Spellbinders booth, and meeting many of my online friends for the first time. In between, I plan to "walk the floor" and see the hundreds of companies who will be there, revealing their newest product lines for the first time.
I plan to be a roving reporter and share my experience in real time with all of you via my sites: Twitter, Facebook, and (having just joined) Instagram. Be sure to follow me to see the updates. And of course I will share all this with my blog readers in a series of posts when I return. Looking forward....