Spotting an old Woolworth store!

Several years ago, as I was heading home from the beach, I passed what was clearly an old Woolworth storefront. It had the telltale red front with art deco touches at the edges-as well as the enormous plate glass windows lining the entire front. I vaguely remembered that it had been turned into some sort of antique mall.

This week, it popped into my head and since i was already down in Spring Lake, I sought out to find it. It resides in Point Pleasant and is practically untouched. Still has the W monogram on the entry tiles and those endlessly long fluorescent bulbs hanging from the tin ceilings. What a great space! It was also fun to poke around in the store to see products that were probably sold as  "new" from that era. So fun! 

keep on moving...

I've recently signed with a licensing agency and have been creating all kinds of work for the gift and home decor industries. It's fun to flex a different creative muscle and create images (shown comped here) for things like journals, notebooks, wall art, textiles, etc. It's a lot of fun. I've been working with a very sharp, energetic creative director who has the best sense of what manufacturers are seeking, what sells, color trends, thematic trends, and so on.  I haven't made a formal announcement as I am waiting for their new website to be up. My work was shown both at Surtex and the Licensing Expo in Vegas this spring. (photos coming)  I've always had pretty solid career goals, so this is something I really hope takes off. I would love to have a line of dishes, stationery and home decor products.

Lovey Bunny makes a library TOP 10! Whoo-hoo

My first book got some love from a librarian in Michigan. It is so nice to see that kids are checking my book out. Lovey is like my "Little Engine that Could"; (albeit a bit of a sales mystery) -with two retail seasons in Target, three printings and an upcoming board book version launching later this year. But you have to celebrate all the little milestones. :)