Saturday, January 17, 2009

BooFest Artist Signing @ Atlanta....

As promised, here are some fun pics from last Saturday's artist signing at Bethany Lowe's showroom in Atlanta! For those of us artists who could come, we were instructed to dress in costume and be ready to sign our names many times over. Since the theme was Halloween (my favorite any time of year!) I decided to dress myself like I would dress one of my Halloween collectibles.... big papier mache buttons, black & white striped arms & legs, orange ruffles and of course one of my illustrated party hats! I seriously looked like a dork, but those who knew my work, understood my silly costume. :-) Enjoy the pictures and thank you to all who left me very sweet comments from my Day 1 posting!... Glad you are enjoying the photos!...

~Johanna


* Me in my silly costume, doing the "ta-da" thing in front of my Halloween product line!...


* A basket full of Halloween character clips that I signed throughout the night....black cats, owls and jack-o-lanterns were all part of the fun...


* Buyers line up to snag a collection of complimentary goodies and autographs from all the artists present...


* A fun pic of me and Bethany, the "fallen dark angel" for the evening...


* A silly group shot.... there's me, Dee Foust, Bruce Elsass & Vergie Lightfoot - love her expression!....


* Me and Wendy (a Stepford Wife for the evening) pose for the camera... Wendy is the graphic design genius behind Bethany Lowe Designs!...


* A cute pic of my pal Vergie Lightfoot....She's wearing one of my Halloween hats and is ready to sign her autograph on some cute lapel pins...


* A festive group shot including Dee Foust, Teena Flanner, Bethany Lowe, me, Bruce Elsass, Vergie Lightfoot, Wendy Ahmad, Kathy Seburn & their friendly staff of devils...


* ( And thanks to Mandy of Maygreen Fairies for the "Your Blog is Fabulous" award :) *
I'm glad you enjoy it!....

17 comments:

MaygreenFairies said...

Ohhh what fantastic costumes, everyone looks amazing, wish I could have come along. Mandy x

Kingfisher Farm said...

What a blast!!! How adorable you are in your costume. Pam

Chicken Lips said...

You look fantastic! You really do look like one of your characters come to life. Beautiful display, too!

Carolee said...

What great costumes, and yes - yours does look like one of your magical little Halloween characters!

LOVE the display too, and I'll bet it was even more spectacular in person. :)

~ Carolee

Melissa said...

What FUN! All you Rock Stars of Halloween gathered in one room... it must have felt like a dream! Oh how I would have loved to have been there. You must convince Bethany to do the San Francisco show. We're just Halloween nuts out here.

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Oh What fun Johanna!

Your costume was perfect! To dress up like one of your pieces....that's brilliant!

Haunted Hugs,
Joycee

MaygreenFairies said...

Hey Johanna, me again! Just to let you know I have just awarded you a Fabulous Blog Award, which had been awarded to be. I've added a link to your site on this recent post. Hope that's OK. Mandy x

Designs by CK said...

FUN pics & costume Johanna! :-)

You have to be one of the MOST prolific artists I know...how do you manage it ALL???!!!

Everything looked wonderful.

PS: Thanks for your "treat" of a post on mine too!

SpOOky Hugs,
CHris :-)

Prairie Primitives Folkart said...

Johanna,
Looks like you had a super time!! And I looove your costume!!
Tana

Anonymous said...

Johanna,

It looked like sooooo much fun.
Wish I was there. I as missing Halloween already. Love your costume. Congratulations on your new line.

Candy

Old Glory Soldiers said...

Everything looks great! And you look like you had a wonderful time too!!

Prim Blessin's,
Tina

vintagepaletteart said...

OMG! How much fun would that have been! Love your outfit Johanna!! I would have been first in your line had I been there! Your hand had to be cramping after signing all those tiny little clips. I know that mine would have been! =D

Thank you for sharing!
*Lori

Andrea said...

You look fantastic in your costume! Well done. I would have loved to have been there too. Hopefully a Northern California event like that can happen some day soon.

suzanne.artist said...

Wonderful post and thank you for sharing the pictures, it must have been an exhausting and exciting event, to connect with one's collectors in person is a special opportunity!

Suzanne Urban

Johanna Parker said...

Glad you all like the pics! I looked pretty silly, but hey, that's what Halloween is all about.... :-) Thanks for stopping by and sharing your fun comments!

~ Johanna

Tracy M. said...

Love your costume. I am a fellow Colorado Artist and good friend of Kim's of My Favorite Things, just wanted to say Hello and I love your collection for Bethany Lowe. Have a great day,
Tracy M.

Anonymous said...

Oh Johanna! Your 2009 Bethany Lowe Halloween line is EXTRAORDINARY!!! I have just been on the Christmas Traditions website and pre-ordered several of your beautiful designs. They are absolutely gorgeous. I love the picture of you in your Halloween finery also! Please feel free to quote me on any of this because I haven't ever posted on a blog before! One of these days I'll have to do that!! Thanks for making my day. I LOVE your designs!!

Your friend and fan,
Patricia