January is a big month in the Craft, Sewing and Gift industries with several trade shows happening. Many designer and artist friends are busy getting ready for the Atlanta Gift Show next week and the end of the month is the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) show in Los Angeles. Like everyone I have been busy finishing up designs for the show, for one of my client's portfolio.
Terri O who is the national spokesperson for CHA has a new TV show with PBS beginning tomorrow, Super Simple with Terri O! Terri is a bubbly sweet and very talented personality. I is always a treat to catch up with her at the shows. Usually she is wearing something she has created using paint and stencil techniques. Her lifestyle ideas are fun and easy and she has a great monthly newsletter.
The Sizzix Blog Hop group which consists of sixty designers and artists have decided to continue as a group. We had a great time working together so we will be shortly announcing our new group effort with monthly challenges.
Kathy Petersen is one of the most inspiring people in the industry and she is off on a speaking tour this year. Kathy and Barb's blog Crafting for Health shares personal and touching stories of how crafting has benefited people's lives. Kathy will be talking about creativity. She is a very busy woman but always takes the time each day to comment on my personal quote for the day.
2011 has begun, there is promise in the air. Dreams are fulfilled by the intentions and actions of each day. Create the life you desire, be inspired! I am reading Eat Pray Love and Happiness Project. I have chosen Love, Joy and Gratitude as my three words for 2011. To a new year, the adventure begins! Follow the Joy! Debra, CEO!