I’ve always said since the very beginning of this venture that I have never seen doors open so quickly or easily. That as long as I follow the path put forth, the world will have a chance at finding Hilda’s lovely drawings. Last year, I pinned to my studio wall exhibiting details about the National Stationery Show held in May in New York City. It was always in the back of my mind to get a booth there as it would give me the opportunity to meet thousands of retail buyers of paper products.
I had so many other things going that I put it on the back burner but for some reason, in January, I was spurred on to find out if there were any affordable booths left. One tiny one was in the best spot at the Javits Center. I grabbed it and am now, in just three months, am putting together my space. It’s going to be a recreation of Mom’s studio. I still have her drawing table, light and chair. Once I had that concept, the look all started falling into place.
There are many opportunities through The Stationery Show to get publicity. One of those are the Stationery Trends Awards, or The Trendys as they say in the biz. I’ve entered our Simply Divine 1950’s Assorted Notecard Sets in this competition. The first round is for the public to decide your favorites. The ten top faves will then be judged by the pros and the winners will have a choice spot on display at the show.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a prominent place at the 2012 National Stationery Show? Here’s a link to follow if you’d like to vote. They are in the Greeting Cards category. You have to register first.
As the weeks go on, I’ll keep you posted on my progress. The show runs from May 20 – 23. The first three days are trade only, but open to the public on the last day. If you can come by, we’re booth 1871.
Two years ago, I was an architectural photographer and now I’m exhibiting at The National Stationery Show. Life is interesting…
Hope to see you there!