Sunday, June 25, 2006

More NYC photos

Thought I'd post a few more photos. The photo showing the words "New Yorker" at the top of the building is a view David shot from the front door of the Javits Convention Center toward Manhattan. We stayed at the New Yorker. The tall spire behind it to the right is the Empire State Building. We went up the Empire on Wednesday night and David got some great sunset and night shots, as you can see here. On Friday morning, we went to the NBC plaza and got to see and hear Phil Collins in concert. I'm posting of photo of him and Matt Lauer. New York was wonderful and we can't wait to return and explore more of it!

Back in Texas!

We are back from New York. It was a fantastic trip. Got some solid leads that I will be following up on and feel really good about the future of my wildflowers for licensing. Now it’s all about the follow-up, which will take high priority over the weeks and months to come.

Above all, this was an amazing and invaluable learning experience for me and David. Just being in the thick of the International Licensing show and being in the thick of Manhattan (our first time to NYC)...Wow. I made the commitment for a booth in mid-April. That gave me about 9 weeks to pull it off, By “it” I mean everything from booking air and hotel, to designing and producing sales literature to planning the booth layout to shipping the artwork ahead so it would be waiting for us. For the most part, everything came together better than I could have hoped.

I'm posting a few photos of the booth and of David and I at the entrance to the show.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ready for New York...Almost!

So it's almost noon on Sunday and I'm still checking items off my to-do list for the trip to New York for the International License Show June 20-22. I'll be at booth No. 1278 in the Art and Design Gallery displaying my wildflowers.
Mentally, emotionally...I'm ready!
In other news:
Art on Exhibit. A good selection of my work is out and around the area now: Gallery on the Square in Wimberley, Grandmother Moon's in Gruene, Vulture Gulch in Hancock, New Braunfels Cadiology (through the end of July) and, of course, at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery.
July Art Camps. One camp is full, but I have room in the other 3 camps for July. My Tuesday night adult painting class filled up so I've added a Thursday night class. Still have openings in Saturday classes at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. It's been a good summer for teaching and I've had a great time meeting new students and sharing my love of art with them. My summer brochure is available for download at my website,
Hope to have great news to report when I return from New York...or at least some great stories to tell!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Giant Art Steins on Parade!

I had mentioned in a previous post that I painted a 4-foot-tall stein and here it is. The New Braunfels Art League, of which I am proud to be a member, is sponsoring its own version of a "cow parade" this summer. But instead of bovines, the art league choose a giant German stein to honor the German heritage of the New Braunfels community. Local artists designed and painted 41 of the steins which are being sponsored by New Braunfels' businesses. The steins are now "on parade" for public viewing (including my contribution located in the lobby of Chase Bank in downtown New Braunfels). You can pick up a free map of stein locations at the NBAL gallery or at the NB Chamber of Commerce. To see all photos of the other 40 steins, go to the NBAL website and click on the virtual tour.
Odds and ends:
Finished up my first Summer 2006 camp and had a blast! Start another week-long camp on Monday. Been busy getting ready for New York...leave a week from Monday!
My art can now be seen at two new locations: Grandmother Moon's in Gruene (located near Adobe Verde) and Vulture Gulch in Hancock (Canyon Lake North). I'm also showing through the end of July at the New Braunfels Cardiology office in New Braunfels (on Common Street). Let me know if you need more information on any of these.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Webpage Woes

Thought I knew about all the broken links on my website but just yesterday found out I had many, many more. So I've replaced my extensive, multi-page site with a one-page, simplified version for the time being. If you have been to before today, you might need to refresh or reload when you click in next time. If you see my logo floating on a cloud on a blue background at the top, you are on the right page. If you ever find any broken links (those little boxes with xes in them), please let me know!
Got my business card and one-sheet order in today. If you do go to my website, scroll down and you'll see the "one-sheet" that I'm talking about. It's a 8.5X11 flyer and I'm having them printed up full color on 100 lb gloss to hand out at the International Licensing Show. And speaking of the show...we fly up in 18 days!! Mucho work to do between now and then. Still packing and shipping my art out so it'll be waiting for me when I get there.
Camps and classes start next week. Can't wait to see all those smiling and eager-to-create little folks! I was able to add a link from my webpage for the 2006 Camps brochure (a pdf file). Another thing I can check off my to-do list!