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Monday, May 21, 2012

Find me at Surtex (and Exciting News)!

Find my work at Booth(s) 420- 422- 424.

This has been such a wild dream of mine for several years that I still cannot believe I'm exibiting in New York City at the moment.
I strongly encourage you to never, never, never give up, and hold on to your dreams!
And as I told you in a previous post, I'm giving myself and my blog permission to evolve.
I made the decision to start a brand- new online journal, that will become my main blog, and will focus on art, photography, my work and my life.
The White Bench, I began with in 2008 and I'm very fond of, will remain as my secondary blog, a craft "studio" where I'll continue to post fun projects and ideas. Everything is still in the making, but I'm very excited about that and wanted to share my terrifically hot news with you! LOL.
Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!
Monica x

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Food for Thought.

Have you ever thought of that?
This quote serendipitously found me just before I found myself facing a series of walls. It kept running through my mind... and it was my intention to find one day the 'just perfect' door to illustrate it, and always keep in my inspiration journal. Eventually, this blue door was awaiting for me to notice it... in a tiny village of the Cotswolds.
No matter how tough a situation could appear, how tall and insurmountable a wall could seem to our eyes... maybe it's time to sit down quitely and observe it from a distance... there may be a door on one side of it, we hadn't even seen, which may lead to a glorious, abundant garden waiting for us.
Monica x

Friday, May 11, 2012

SURTEX... Here I Come!

Well, not physically actually! :)
If you don't know Surtex, it's an international fair for the sale and license of design and artwork, held annually in NYC. Artists from around the world are given the opportunity to show and sell their work to manufacturers of products for home, stationery, giftware, publishing, etc etc.
My fabulous agents will have three booths at Jacob Javits Center, next week, and I am one of the 'lines' represented (it may look fun, but yes, we are 'brands'). I cannot tell you how surreal and exciting at the same time this is for me! I've come a long way, from my little corner of the world to New York City! Believe me, it's emotional.
I've worked very hard over the past few months to produce several new collections, from everyday to Holiday, and I hope they'll do well.
... Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Different is Beautiful.

No matter what the 'norm' is supposed to be- no matter if others decide to conform to whatever the world strongly states and celebrates as the 'best' to own, do and be. I chose to walk through life my way, at my own pace, to surround myself with what makes my heart dance, do what I love, strive to always grow and become a better me, fight for what I believe is good and right, wear what I feel comfortable and makes me feel at ease, feel perfect the way I am... I chose to be just me- and I believe that is beautiful.
Monica x