Thanks for popping in today.
Dave and I will be up in the air as you read this,
headed out to the CHA, Anaheim, Los Angeles
We went last year too,
when we were involved in the Create & Craft US TV launch.
|Dave and Barb at the CHA|
Even got out to see our mate, Donald.
Err, no! Not Trump!
The friendly one!
While we were there, we made friends with another outfit,
Ken Oliver and Product Performers.
They have become US Distributors for us,
and have very kindly invited little ol’ me to demonstrate Clarity
on their stand at the Big Show.
So I shall be working alongside Ken Oliver,
who is a really nice chap,
launching all things Groovi in the States!
Then Product Performers will distribute to
American Craft shops coast to coast,
and then our American friends can buy from them.
That is the theory.
We have done everything WE can.
We have come up with a fab Parchment Craft System,
which has gone crazy in the UK.
We have kept up with demand.
We’ve even been nominated for a couple of awards.
We have got some fantastic add-on Groovi products
which are scheduled to be launched at the UK Trade Show
in Birmingham next month.
(very very very very very very excited.....)
We have maintained and improved our core products, Claritystamps,
and we’ve expanded our stencil range to the point
where Ken Oliver wants to use them too.
We have prepped and packed.
We have booked the flight and hotel.
We have got fantastic art samples.
More we cannot do.
Now we have to hand it over.
We cannot control the footfall at the CHA.
We cannot control the number of visitors
to the Product Performers’ stand.
Last year the show seemed very quiet
compared to previous years when I have been there.
But it’s got to be worth a punt!
We can only do what we can do, and then let go.
In other words, we cannot actually control the outcome.
We can do everything in OUR power to contribute to a successful show, but that’s all.
It’s the same on TV.
I can only do the best that I can do.
Most of what goes on is out of my hands.
When you stop to think about it,
it’s actually the same in all aspects of life.
We can mix up the ingredients for the best cake in the world,
but if the oven’s on the blink....
Wish us luck!
I shall be blogging from California for the next few days.
Have Ipad will work!
Love & Hugs,