I went to the Atlanta gift show and had a great time.
I spent time with wonderful artist friends. I met new friends who I had previously only known from the web. It was exciting to meet everyone up close and personal. So much talent. I went to a very festive artful party given by Tom Haney and his wife Paula Joerling who both create beautiful artwork. Tom sells one of a kind artwork while Paula creates art for licensing like myself. I felt so blessed to have met Paula on Facebook and be invited to her party! What kind and generous souls they are!
Here are some of the artists at the party in Paula's most amazing loft studio.
This is me and the famous Tom Haney in his most amazing loft studio. For some great photos of his artwork from this event check out my friend Janet's blog post.
Saturday night I went to a large dinner gathering with artists who I know from online and the industry. I had a great time. One of the highlights of my trip was meeting up with my childhood friend Shari. We had a lovely breakfast at the Ritz.
Shari & me - I met her in 1st grade.
Here is a sampling of some of the products featuring my artwork from the show. This is a sneak peak at my new Holiday design by Merritt International. I just love the way the sample came out!
Isn't this the cutest? Click on the link above to read more. September from Clothworks created these dresses from my Luna Bloom fabric. Thanks September for picking this fabric to work with. What adorable models!
You have reached a blog that has "Zip", that's me Sue Zipkin. This is the place where I will share my latest design news and other hopefully interesting stuff. I am a mom, wife, friend, artist, designer,illustrator, cook, and sometimes cleaner. I have been designing artwork for products for thousands of years ( more like 2 1/2 decades ). I am blessed to be able to share my art with the world and I thank everyone who has been kind enough to purchase products with my designs on them. I hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams .
The artwork, text and photographs owned by Sue Zipkin contained throughout the pages of this blog may not be copied or reproduced without the express written permission of Sue Zipkin. Some of the photographs on this blog are owned by a third party and cannot be copied without their permission.
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I am an artist who licenses reproduction rights of my art to manufacturers who then produce the art on their products. All questions or concerns about the actual product and wholesale inquires need to be directed to those manufacturers.
Creating handmade items
I encourage those creating handmade sewing projects from my fabric to sell on the web, craft shows and the like. I love handmade items. However, if you are a person planning to mass produce products using my designs (whether fabrics or incorporating any of my other artwork or products) that would require a license from me. Please contact me direct.
Thanks, Sue Zipkin