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Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm Back

I've returned from the big adventure. Wow, what an experience that was! The main thing I would say is that I learned a lot. It was wonderful to hear all the nice feedback from the buyers. It was a bit frustrating to learn that so many people were interested in the enlargements that I had hanging in my booth. I had those made for display purposes, but I sure wish I'd known the response they would receive, because I would have had them available to sell. Next time, for sure! They did look great, I had no idea they would enlarge so nicely.
Traveling to the show was a bit nerve wracking. The large dress painting, which is painted in wax, was literally melting in the heat, on the way to the show. That was scary. As long as I kept moving the air flow kept everything solidified, but when I'd stop (to get gas, potty breaks, etc.) it would liquefy and begin it's own journey. Yikes! Remarkably, it made it through OK.
What else, oh yeah, I backed my truck into this low wall, that was temporarily invisible, in the parking structure, ugh! Utter exhaustion is my only excuse.
Los Angeles was fun to see again. There is so much to see and do there. I'm thankful I don't live in the middle of all that hub-bub anymore, but it's a great place to visit. I need to go back again soon, when I can just play around. I have some pictures that I will share soon.
Here is a picture of my booth. See the enlargements? And the dress? Barely changed, post melt. 
  After days of staring at the dress painting, and the guy in the next booth who was doing paper mache demonstrations, I became all inspired. My mind was filled with creative ideas as I was driving home. I can't wait to get started, and show you what I'm going to do. Inside my head it is so amazing. Now to make it a reality. 


Fin said...

It looks amazing! Is that a tablecloth?

Gilding Lilies said...

Yes, it's a tablecloth, but don't tell anyone.

Sandy said...

Your booth looks great and I love what you have hanging there. I live less than an hour away and never go to LA. Maybe some day I should think of the commute as "fun" and get going.