It was a hot time in Atlanta as crowds arrived to attend the Atlanta Gift Market. Mix in some humidity and it was sweltering, but it didn’t dampen our spirits while at the show. I wish I knew how many miles I walked while there. My poor feet wished I had not covered as much ground.
After days filled with meetings, it was fun to meet up with friends. A highlight of my trip was a party held at the studio of Paula Joerling and Tom Haney. Both Paula and Tom are so talented and have the most fabulous studio walking distance from market. Please check out their delightful blogs.
Tom is a master of creating kinetic sculpture art. Here are 2 photos (which doesn’t do them justice since you can’t see the kinetic aspects. Tom’s studio was filled with these wonderful pieces as well as tons of components.
Here’s a group photo of some of us in the studio – Elizabeth Tipton, Tom Haney, Robin Davis, Paula Joerling, Chad Barrett, me in front, Chad’s sister, and Janet Wecker Frisch.
While walking market, I saw one of the products that I designed, a garden flag for Evergreen Enterprises, Chick Power. More products will be out soon based on Chick Power.
Meanwhile, back to more gathering of friends. A bunch of us met at the Westin to get together and basically talk and talk along with a few hugs. Pictured are Jane Maday, Terri Conrad, Martha Collins, Joyce Shelton, myself, Sue Zipkin and seated in front, BJ Lantz, and Carol Eldridge.
And, I was walking by the C.R. Gibson showroom while Jim Shore was there for a personal appearance and signing.
I have finally recouperated and am in the middle of getting work out. Just in time to attend the CHA show in Chicago next week. I’m looking forward to seeing several of you there!
Stay cool and out of the heat!