Feeling quite thankful right now. I could not have dreamed of anything better than the amazing turn out for my trunk show at Stanley Korshak. It is truly thanks to you, to everyone that came out and supported me in every way. Last year at this time I was crying and thinking I had nothing to look forward to as I was about to turn 50 and my kids are leaving to college. Now, after preparing for and doing this show, the Adrenalin rush had me feeling like I was 25 and I can do anything!
As a mom of 3 boys, inundated with sports, sports, sports and nothing about tablescapes or what to wear, this was like a princess fairy tale for me! Spending time in a beautiful store with the most gorgeous fashion pieces, tying scarves in a variety of ways on peeps, being surrounded by girls, girls, girls all who have an appreciation for high end fashion and not one mention of “what’s the score.” The energy was amazing, crazy busy, I remember at the end, I realized there was music playing. One of my favorite things about the event was people asking if I would style their scarf on them so they could wear it out! Not having daughters, I have never had the opportunity to Such an honor!!!! There are a couple of video clips on my instagram that capture a bit of the vibe.
Having a show brings me out of my studio and into a sharing environment. An environment that I see as a celebration of the work that I have spent time and passion creating. And more importantly, a celebration of having you, collectors, friends, supporters - my motivators. Artists spend a lot of time in their studio alone. While this alone time is necessary for exploring and creating, and can be stimulating and even give a high, I am a people person and I very much need the show part of being an artist so I can get my fill on being with people, too. I strongly encourage that if you have an artist friend, go to their show, you have no idea how much you just being there means. Seeing my collectors and friends take the time to come celebrates and validates my work and connects it to the world outside of my studio. It gives my art purpose. And thanks to those of you who brought someone new to me.
A huge thank you goes to Stanley Korshak! Without their belief in me and allllllllll of their support in hosting me, none of us would have had this amazing experience. I learned a lot and am so invigorated for what’s to come!!!! My new goal is to be like Zandra Rhodes and doing fabulous trunk shows 30 years from now! I hope to see you there!!!!!
Love you and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!