Thursday, January 9, 2014

CHA Mega Show


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....

12 comments:

Rebeca Trevino said...

have fun! and welcome to california.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Lucky you to get out of the cold!!! I'm looking forward to the posts, but don't you dare tempt me to buy new products! Heh, heh...

amy of four corners design said...

look forward to your reports back - I'm sure you'll have lots to share - enjoy!

elle said...

Have a great time and come back and share the fun!

Claudine Criner said...

Have a great time Seth in sunny Anaheim!!

Ruth L said...

Safe journey and best of time in CHA, I'll keep my eyes open for your reports!

Amante del Papel said...

enjoy this fantastic days!

Maryanne said...

I know you'll have a great time, Seth! I'll be looking forward to the recap!

Quinn said...

Can't wait to see you there!

Jane LaFazio said...

Try and get outside in the sun, too! Love that you'll be our roving reporter!

Parabolic Muse said...

I wish so much that I could go!
I know you probably already saw my IG comment, but if yuou want to have coffee, I'll drive out there early. Have fun!

Carol said...

Enjoy the sun, Seth, while you can and have a great time. I'm following you on Instagram so will be watching for you...