Friday, 7 August 2009

Canadian Gift and Tableware Association Gift Show




I'm going to the show this weekend! It has been a long, long, long time since I have been there so I am very excited. In fact, the last time I was there was when I had a booth at the show. I was the VP and Head Designer for Tincap & Tweed Ltd., a company my good friend Glenda and I started way back in the 80's. (I had mentioned it before here, remember?) I loved that time of my life. I was designing custom homes (I also owned Ivy Brook Homes Ltd. that built mostly lake homes) , creating home decorating accessories, travelling on buying trips, making exclusive rights deals with other companies (we represented CBK Ltd. and Claire Murray Rugs here in Canada) and wholesaling our goods to about 800 retailers across Canada. Claire Murray has a new book here. Many of my blogger friends and readers don't realize how heavily I was into design because I usually only talk about my 'art' life, but the inner core of me has always been in 2 places...my love, my passion photography...and design. After my bustling 'home design era' came to an end, (divorce)....no, I won't be talking any more about that!.....I moved into writing, styling and shooting home editorial and then became a design consultant/editor/photographer for Daphne Mitchell (of Port Perry Fame). And then.....I moved into television where I worked creatively developing scripts and shoots for commercials and local television programming - more about that later..I have some pics to share with you. (Oh how I loved producing TV...so fun! Here's a few of my friends I produced for here and here and here. I worked for a CBC affiliate) Well, now that you have the short version of my CV, I must tell you that I am hoping the spark will reignite into a burst of flames this weekend and that the show will inspire me to go back to my roots. Interior Decoration? Product Design? Blending Photography with Design and Words? I remain open to the messages that will find me! We'll see......back with photos soon. Thank you for visiting today. Big Hug. LP xo

3 comments:

Jan said...

I'm so impressed with your C.V.
Have a great weekend x

avagdro said...

So cute collections.Thanks for sharing.

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