Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I just returned from the summer gift show in Atlanta, Georgia. I attend this show every year and am always excited to have a sneak peak at all of the latest designs from hundreds of artists around the world. It is also exciting to see some of the studio's designs on products for the first time that are being displayed in different showrooms. Some of the new programs included Winter Wonders, a melamine collection by Keller Charles, Let It Snow, a collection of cookie and hot cocoa mixes by Brownlow Gifts, Birds and Butterflies, a home decor collection by Crazy Mountain and Morning Song, a collection of woven items by Manual Woodworkers and Weavers. Also, I had the opportunity to do a signing at the Manual showroom this year and met so many wonderful people! The shows are always fun as we meet with many of our friends in the industry and enjoy their company as we plan art direction for the future. There are many new designs from the studio coming out soon!