This gives you an idea of the size of the Mart. This was taken on the 18th floor at the top of the escalator, and yes, it was very scary to hang over the edge and snap the photo!
And here is a view of the temporary showrooms.
One of the most fun things about the show is finding the products with my art. So, to show that I am not a snob when it comes to which products I will license to, let me present: Toilet Tattoos! Ta-da!
Of course, there were lots of flags showcasing my art. This is one of my favorite product categories. I love designing for flags.
Evergreen has come out with a nifty new product; greeting cards with an enclosed flag. What a fun thing to get in the mail!
It is always fun to design for home decor. Here is a pillow from C&F Enterprises. They did kitchen towels as well.
And mugs are always fun. The Rustic Lodge line from Downeast concepts also has matching stationery products.
But "hangin' with my peeps" is always one of the best parts of the show. But yikes, I look a bit drunken there, don't I! Believe me, I only had iced tea that night! What a wonderfully kind and talented group of friends I have made through this career I have chosen. I am very blessed. In this photo are Joy Molina Hall, Sharon Himes, Terri Conrad, and me when we went out to dinner on Friday night. Three days of laughing, hugging, and inspiration, and now I am ready to get back to painting, hooray!