Greetings from California.
The sun was out today.
But we are here to work, so we really can’t go far.
Don’t think for a minute that this is a glamorous break.
The sky may be blue, but traipsing up and down a busy 5-lane road (that’s a mere 10 lanes from one side of the boulevard to the other)
through a concrete hotel jungle with varying degrees of pomp
to and from the Convention Centre certainly
isn’t my idea of either holiday or glamour.
It’s such a different world from the one we come from.
Getting ready for Opening Day with the rest of the Product Performers team has been fun though.
Meet Ken Petersen, the owner of PP, and his daughter Amy.
To be honest, I’m quite apprehensive about
launching the Groovi System here.
What if they don’t get it?
There’s certainly nothing like it out here.
So it could either take off or flop.
On the one hand, how cool to have something unique;
on the other hand, will Americans like parchment craft?
I shall give it my best shot.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Either way, Dave and I are comforted by the fact
that our friends and customers in Europe get it.
In fact, they can’t get enough of it!!
I was prepping a Groovi magazine article at the stand today.
I had to do it here, because otherwise I will miss the deadline.
And it was actually very therapeutic.
So whilst the carpet layers were shouting about how long theirs was
and the forklift drivers were whizzing round at breakneck speed,
(I’m telling you - it is radio rental here!)
I locked myself in that lovely Groovi bubble,
switched off from the world momentarily.
and enjoyed a couple of hours of gentle art,
yoga for the soul...
It really came together rather nicely.
Not quite finished yet, but hey!
I have got 4 days to complete!
Fingers crossed, wish us luck.
We’re in good company.
love & hugs,