Monday, January 09, 2012


Each year the Craft and Hobby Association holds a huge winter convention in California. This is the meeting place for all things art-n-craft. Companies from across the U.S. and beyond will have booths to showcase their latest-n-greatest products. Designers will have a special section within the trade show as well as the Designer Showcase room to showoff their designs to potential licensing directors who visit looking for what's new. Days are filled with workshops and seminars galore and lots of opportunities to network.

We were last at the CHA winter convention in 2009 and are thrilled to get back this year! As a Designer member of CHA, I've been accepted into the Designer Showcase for 2012 and will have the opportunity to set up a table with my wildflower art for licensing.

Show dates are Jan. 29-Feb. 1. David and I will be flying out to Anaheim on Sunday, Jan. 29. We'll set up our table in the Designer Showcase on Monday morning and will have a chance to meet-n-greet art directors, manufactures, members of the press, other CHA members and fellow artists during a Designer Spotlight Event on Monday evening.

During the day on Monday and Tuesday, we'll be walking the convention when we are not taking workshops. We'll dismantle our Designer Showcase display on Tuesday night, check out of our hotel on Wednesday morning and head home.

As you can tell, I'm looking forward to our trip and getting to participate, again, in this national, annual convention! Coming up: International Art Expo in NYC March 20-27!