My apologies for delays in blogging... I have been feeling a little
under the weather, and find it hard to motivate under said
But yesterday, feeling a lot better, I took a day
(yes, single day) trip to New York City. It was brilliant! I am going to
be exhibiting at Accessories, the Show- NY in August, and I thought I
would visit the January show to get a feel for what I am getting myself
into. I was able to meet Lauren- my liaison, of sorts- from the show.
She is as beautiful and fabulous as I expected, and gave me a very
insightful tour of booths and styles and price ranges and many more
things. The Accessories show is for wholesalers to set up booth and have
retailers, buyers, store-owners, etc, shop for items for their stores.
It could be a great opportunity for me.
I had a few extra hours,
so I decided to wander to Bergdorf Goodman to see their renowned jewelry
department. They did not disappoint. I must have walked through the
floor about fifteen times. There were a few jewelers whose work I had
not yet seen in person- and it was flawless. It truly revealed to me
that these artists were successful for just that reason- photos will
never do justice to their quality of work. They are that good. Ted
Muehling displays his work there as well, and I wanted to touch every
piece- which I did- and yet, still, cannot fathom the amount of work or
understand any of the processes by which they were made. They astound
me. I highly recommend a visit to this gallery of work- it will open
your eyes to the amount of creative and classical beauty in this world.
then ventured on to SoHo, to see the actual gallery of Ted Muehling. On
my last visit, Ted was kind enough to give me a tour of his studio- an
experience that has enriched my life, and forever changed my perspective
on beauty. His lovely shop is another visit I would highly recommend.
As a very busy man, I thought I would write him a note rather than try
to win another visit with him- I am a tad embarrassed, though, for on my
note I mentioned that he most likely wouldn't recollect my last visit.
Now, Ted, I realize that you are not senile, I promise. I just meant
that I'm sure you have met with many people, and I expect no special
treatment! On a more personal note, for those Ted Muehling fans out
there, he was truly as wonderful as his work.
I took the Lucky
Star bus home (my final farewell to the city was a frantic sprint
through China Town trying to find the bus). Friends- I was astounded. We
stopped at Burger King. What kind of bus does that? I was such a happy
camper, even though french fries are the only things I will eat from
fast food joints. What a wonderful end to the day.
Unfortunately, all this excitement has brought the sick back on. Sigh. Will I ever be well?