Just wanted to share a few pictures from this year's Winter CHA show - my time in Anaheim did not go as planned, but I had one fun day on the show floor, and did get to connect with some sweet friends and see some amazing things! The highlight, of course, was seeing my new stamp release 'live' in the Impression Obsession booth - I have more booth pictures, and I'll share them next Thursday when we post the new IO challenge.
Next to my new release, the best part about CHA is connecting with longtime friends and fellow designers that I normally only meet up with online - so sweet to share hugs and know these dear people are real!
(Libby Hickson, Ellen Taylor, Gail Green, Becca Feeken, Tosha Leyendekker)
(Keri Sereika, Lisa Adametz, Tiffany Johnson)
And what CHA post is complete without pictures of the Ranger crew? So nice to meet "the other Dina," Dina Wakley. :)
My husband was brave enough to walk the floor with me in the morning and he naturally loved this booth...
I love meeting up with other artists who are passionate about their favorite products and their art - I spent quite a bit of time with Brigitta at the Pentacolor booth, playing with product and enjoying her demos. Hope to see someone in the States carry these Hungarian paints, mediums and finishes - they were so much fun!
Of course there are beautiful samples to look at - here are a few of my favorites...
I did get to do a make-and-take at the Faber-Castell booth - lots of fun new product there! I'll share my project when I finish it up. New colors of Gelatos are coming, and I loved the Texture Luxe paste too!
Sadly, after a day on the show floor my immune system rebelled, and I ended up with the worst case of strep throat I've ever had or seen in my life... spent the 2nd day in bed, drove home Monday and went straight to the doctor. This is my doctor's office selfie, and the monstrous antibiotics that somehow made their way down my swollen-shut throat.
I'm rebuilding now and definitely on the mend - and though my MegaShow weekend didn't go as planned, I'm so thankful for the beautiful people I was able to connect with, and the fellowship of creative minds that exists in this industry. There were even moments when I caused other people to be starstruck, and I'll never get used to that! So fun. Thanks for sharing these memories with me!