Sunday, May 24, 2009

Surtex--The beginning of a creative journey!

Reporting in to say that Surtex was a huge success! Anything that much fun must be categorized as successful! I had a chance to say hello and share a smile with those in the industry whom I already know and also meet so many more wonderful people who I hope to see at trade shows for years to come!

Thank you to all of you who have helped me along the way!

Thank you to my "silent" business partner who traveled to NY! It meant so much for you to be there.

A huge thank you to my partner who came to help me at Surtex. Looks like we are partners in every sense of the word!

I couldn't have done this without either of you!

Here's to a new journey in the world of creativity!

Quote of the week: "Wake Up, open your eyes and look around you. Opportunity is everywhere."--Ralph Marston
So excited to be in the space! We were one of the first people there! I was surprised to see so many white walls. Just two more days and the space would be filled with so much art, color, and creativity!!!
My partner Carlos and my booth coming by one...the collections were hung....
So happy to see my vision come to life. All the HOURS of measuring and remeasuring have been worth it!!!
The end of set up day 1. It's so hard to get a taxi from this place! But the sun was shining so it's all good!!!

We came back the next day to make sure all the duct tape successfully kept our art on the walls!! Ready for business tomorrow....
First day of the show.
Number one rule I always tell my boys: HAVE FUN!!! I love when I practice what I preach.

Me being true to myself. The best feeling of all!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


If it weren't for great friends like you, I wouldn't have this fun piece to license at Surtex!!! Thank you for pushing me to "make it happen". :) I couldn't have done any of this without your great help! I am truly blessed with wonderful friends. 

Just a pink happy thought of gratitude

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dreaming....but most importantly...LIVING YOUR DREAMS!

I was thinking about dreaming today and about all the sayings we hear such as...

Imagine yourself already there…

Follow your dreams….

Make your dreams come true….

Bring your dreams to reality….

Dream Big!!!!

I love all of these sayings, but the question that arose in me today is what happens AFTER we do all those things? For example, what happens after I bring one of my dreams to reality? Because there always seems to be another dream on the horizon, waiting to be fulfilled after I have successfully brought the previous one to fruition. 

The answer I came up with is that we have to LIVE OUR DREAMS and ENJOY THE JOURNEY right now, and that there is no "after" destination. I know that many of us are right where we have always wanted to be and of course we are always striving to do more and be better. Let's take time to enjoy where we are and what we have accomplished. Even if we THINK we're not quite where we want to be, it's important to enjoy each and every moment because the dream is the journey. The destination does not exist in some future place in time, but instead it exists right now, in this moment. My goal is to continue to grow and expand my dreams while also living right now in the dream I have created for myself. I hope we can enjoy this journey together. Here are some quotes to help us along the path. Keep Dreaming!!!

This is a concept piece that I haven't went back to in quite some time, but I love the idea of staying grounded while still dreaming....It's called "Head in the Clouds".

--John Lennon

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.—Zadok Rabinowitz

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.—Elizabeth Gilbert

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.—Mark Twain

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.—anais nin

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. --Anatole france

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. –Carl Jung

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?—George Bernard Shaw

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.—Gloria Steinem

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.—Harriet Tubman

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. .—Henry David Thoreau

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.—Henry David Thoreau

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.—John Lennon

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Press on Print and Pattern!

I am delighted to see that Pink Light is also featured on Print and Pattern today! Check it out! I am so excited to be in the company of so many talented artists. The next chapter begins...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Thinking Happy Thoughts in Surtex newletter!

I was very excited when I found out today that Pink Light was featured in the Surtex online newsletter! This is our first press and it is very exciting! I am happy that the sweet woman who interviewed me focused on our happy thoughts messages. 

I was working on our Pink Happy Thoughts cards on Sunday and was in such a wonderful mood all day after spending the first few hours of the morning researching all of these quotes. Here are a few that I hope will brighten your day. Here's a peek at what our Pink Happy Thoughts cards look like. We will be giving them away at Surtex, booth #254 in hopes of spreading a little light in New York!

This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as  human being-we can do it!
--Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind. 
--William James

Every thought we think is creating our future.
--Louise L. Hay

Think you can, think you can't; either way, you'll be right.
--Henry Ford

Happiness is the ability to recognize it. 
--Carolyn Wells

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. 
-- Leo Tolstoy

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
--Abraham Lincoln

Neither a great intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to making of a genius. Love, love, love-that is the soul of genius.
--Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Everything we do, we do for love. The beauty of love is that in giving it away, you are left with more than you had before. 
--David Simon

If you see a friend without a smile, give them one of yours. 
--Author Unknown

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only a lit candle can light an unlit one.

With that being said, I hope these wonderful quotes inspire you so that you can take your light into the world today and shine it bright so that you may spread the light of love to others. 
Have a great day!