Sunday, August 1, 2010

CHA Chicago

Summer CHA in Chicago has come and gone, and I've survived another whirlwind trip.  The temperatures most of the week were in the 80's; a nice respite from the 100+ I left behind in NC.

The Maya Road booth was full of fabulous samples as always.

7 Gypsies also had some wonderful eye candy.  New display cases to showcase your artwork.  Remind you of the class I taught years ago that I called Collage in Miniature?  Sure looks like it to me.
Claudine Hellmuth has a new line of rubber stamps.  Bold images are foam stamp sets and outline images are clear.  Flowers, houses, abstract shapes.  I loved them all!!!
She was using the foam stamps with her line of paints, which I loved.  But I can also see quick, fabulous art using bold colors of ink.  And if you offset the outline image over the top of the bold images, you get that retro off-register look.  Loved it bunches!!

Stamper's Anonymous who also carries the Darcie's line has acrylic frame kits that scream for layered art.  If you're attending Stampaway, check them out early in the show!

There was so much more, including my workshop and my mini classes for Clearsnap.  I didn't take a single photo, so I should be shot.  But they did have someone filming my two mini classes in their booth, along with a quick how-to technique segment between the classes.  As soon as I know where you can find them, I'll post and let you know.

I've got six suitcases to unpack so check back later.  Lots of show and tell still to come...


  1. Holy Smokes Batman!!!! When can I come see you!!!

  2. Good to hear that you had a wonderful trip,
    I look forward to lots of show and tell!
    Michele T.


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