Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Where did February Go?


I know I have been bust but I seem to have lost almost the entire month of February!  I cant believe I am halfway into March.  Anyway, we’ve been busy around here getting ready for several shows, new product lines and other fun stuff. 


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I will be exhibiting for the first time at the SURTEX show in New York in May.  Surtex  is a tradeshow where artists and designers license their art to manufacturers for application on things like fabrics, stationary, table top, etc.  I‘ve been working for the past few months creating new designs and art to show.  It is exciting but also very intimidating to put your work out there for so many other professionals to see. 




I’ve also been working night and day finishing up my new book The Design Directory of Slipcovers.  It’s turning out to be a fun book and I can’t wait to see it finished.  (It won’t be on the bookstore shelves until 2012)




Here are some Parsons chair slipcovers from the book.  I desperately want to slipcover all of my furniture  but it will have to wait for the time being.  I still have more slipcovers to draw – no time for sewing right now.




In between those tasks I have been working on a super top secret project with the fabulous Helser Brothers.  Can you guess what it is?  I hope to have something great to show you if you are attending the IWCE show in Las Vegas in April!

How has your year been so far?  As busy as mine?  So far we seem to be off to a great start but I do wish that there were a few more hours in each day.  Let’s not forget to enjoy life as we are working our way through it.


~ Have a Great Day ~


Tammy@InStitches said...

It sounds like you have some great things happening. They are going to love you in NY and I can't wait to see what you are dreaming up with the Helsers !

Aliza said...

So exciting!

Karena said...

Jackie so exciting I love your new designs and the book will be fabulous!!

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Art by Karena

Rebecca Grace said...

Jackie, I know that as soon as your book comes out I'm going to want to slipcover everything I see. I'm glad to hear things are going well for you -- you deserve it!

Unknown said...

Wowza Jackie!! You are no doubt going to be a hit at SURTEX! Absolutely love those two illustrations, can only imagine what you have done that we aren't lucky enough to see...yet. :-)

Unknown said...


As long as you're enjoying yourself in your creative processes you'll get February back in your next life lol!
Great to read your on a great path in 2011. You'll do well showing you art for Surtex because it wonderful work. Take care


Aliza said...

All sounds great! Good luck1

Anonymous said...

ooh, tell me more about Surtex because it sounds like a nice day trip for me! Can't wait to see you in Vegas, baby!

Katrina Foulkes-Taylor The House Queen Home Decor said...

I can't wait to see your book. I need to slip cover a wingback chair that I got from the recyclers for $5. It is amazing spins and tilts and all.

D.L.Rhein said...

I love the bird print! It is so colorful and fresh. I have a similar wallpaper in my store. Very inviting.

Terri Conrad said...

I always enjoy hearing from you, Jackie. How I wish I were going to NYC for SURTEX and NSS - but not this year (good thing my agents will be there tho).

hoping all is well and Surtex is a wonderful success for you.


Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Jackie!
I've been Out of touch a little too... Looks like the book is really shaping up!!!!! Now we are going to have to find people capable of MAKING them!!!!!!!Maryanne xo

Karena said...

Jackie have missed you; however it is great to see your fabulous new designs and illustrations!

Art by Karena

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