Friday, January 21, 2011

Atlanta 2011

Ah...Spring!  No matter that every freeway in Atlanta was covered in ice.  Toward the end of the week, the buyers came and all was well with the world. Pictured above is the Certified International showroom display of my Palm Island dinnerware.  
We met with many of our clients while in Atlanta, and as an added bonus, I met many of my fellow artists for the first time.  
Artist Dan DiPaolo's work has always inspired me, so I was thrilled to discover that we were both scheduled for appearances at the same time in the brand new Legacy Publishing showroom.  Meeting Dan was a treat, and meeting many of you as I signed my 2011 Gentle Blessings calendars made it even better.
 And speaking of artist appearances, as much as I enjoyed my own appearance, I was a star-struck FAN when I ran into Mary Engelbreit at Bethany Lowe Designs, signing pieces from HER newest collection.  Doesn't that smile on my face tell it all?
We had fun on Friday night as we gathered with a large group of licensed artists at the Westin Hotel before dinner.  With no camera in hand, I'm depending on others in the group to email pics from that gathering and also from the Legacy session on Saturday afternoon.  As soon as those arrive (which will be as soon as many of them get over the flu that they carried home from Atlanta), I will post even more pics from this incredible weekend.
In the meantime...
Today is Countdown Friday
Today's Count is 253


  1. Beth! Your dishes look beautiful! I wish I would have known you had a signing at Legacy, I would have stopped by to get your autograph =) I love ME too!! I saw a sign where her and Jim Shore were having a signing but I was an hour too late. I am a huge fan of them both! I hope to see you at the next show. Please don't forget to let me know the next time you have a signing. <3 LL

  2. lucky to meet Mary! She's an inspiration, isn't she! And so is Jim. I met Jim a couple of years ago...such a gentle soul. Nice that Lorilynn mentioned him.
    Looks like you had a wonderful time! No ice on the roads driving there I hope!

  3. how fun Beth to have met Mary. So good to see you even though ever so briefly. What's your countdown for?