We are READY TO ROLL!!!
We’ll be busy inducing lots of laughter AND FUN starting TODAY until August 10th at the Toronto Gift Fair, you can visit us in booth 8830, in the Congress Centre, Building 8.
Hope to see you!
This June, Grimm heads back to Las Vegas for the 39th time. Yes, you read that correctly, 39 TIMES! Years ago, we exhibited twice a year at M.A.G.I.C (men’s apparel guild in California) which can rack your trips up to the desert pretty fast. A few years later, the Licensing Expo made the switch from New York to Vegas and so my visits have continued.
I am a firm believer that a change is (almost) as good as a rest, so even though this is business travel, it will be packed a lot of spontaneous fun. Before that can happen, I need to plan my booth for the licensing show. Booth designs for gift show layouts are almost effortless in comparison to the torture I put myself through, over-thinking the booth for the licensing show. I am the queen of over-thinking to begin with, so planning layout of the licensing booth feels like the Olympics. In the end, it always works out and we have a great show. I have no doubt this June will be the same, but I still will wonder what art to display, which characters to show or introduce. Do I do a tease and create interest or do a full monty and leave nothing unseen. See, I told you, I over-think.
Once the booth is up and the show is successfully underway, then I can breathe, relax, enjoy sin city and the change of scenery. Las Vegas is an insane display of excess and, I think it’s hilarious that the only thing that is not super sized there is the welcome sign. Las Vegas is a city everyone needs to see, I am just not sure you need to see it 39 times.
April is Daffodil Month. This time a year ago, I was a few days away from my second chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Gulp. BIG GULP. If I wrote nothing else in this blog, that sentence would be enough. In preparation, I had already snipped my long hair and replaced it with a short sporty cut, reminiscent of my teens. In only days, that short hair would start to fall out in clumps like a husky shedding on a hot spring day. I think the shock of everything brought my partner and I to laughter more times than some would understand. It felt like the humour, or maybe the horror, of the situation crept up on you like uncontrollable giggles in church. The laughter was so cathartic it also brought us closer.
I remember being in the shower a year ago and calling my sweetheart to come to the bathroom. There on the floor of the shower were enough wavy locks to knit yourself a small pet. After a few ridiculous days of doing my best Donald Trump impression, you know, not moving or touching my hair, I gave in and had my head shaved. Not surprisingly, we found a way to laugh through that too. And, as it turned out, I had a great bald head. Who knew.
Over the next year, I posted silly pictures and drew funny art in the hopes that it would let those close to me know I was ok, and maybe my art would get shared and make it’s way to someone in my situation, as well as help them smile for a moment. Of course, what I was/am going through was bound to show up in my artwork.
Today, a year later, I feel so grateful to be healthy and happy. I am so blessed to see life as a glass half full and have a career in art, but there are no words that can say how I feel when I make some laugh with my art, and for a nanosecond, they get to leave reality in the dust.
This is a something I created during that time. Please visit grimm.ca to see much more.
To know more about Daffodil month, click here.
This time around, we’ll be introducing some very NEW designs (aprons & magnets) and we’re looking forward to networking with retail buyers walking the floors.
If you’re planning to attend, we’ll be in the category of gourmet food + specialty products – BOOTH S2974.
See you there!
With 2014 slowly coming to a close, we’ve been busily prepping for 2015 and all of the good stuff that’s ahead.
We would have to say that our biggest highlight of 2014 was launching our brand spanking new website. Tons to see, tons to laugh at with us and there’s more to come as our creative wheel keeps spinning about.
Thanks for visiting and have a GREAT 2015!
Ok, it’s DAY 2 of Grimm’s 12 days of Xmas AND do we have a GREAT DEAL for you!
Today, we’re offering a gourmet gift set and the price is pretty awesome.
Click HERE and get to it right away!
Come back each day to see what we’re offering next.
Woohoo! The holidays are just around the corner and Grimm is READY! Our elves are feverishly getting things just right and ready for all of that holiday madness which we LOVE!
If you haven’t had a chance just yet to visit us online, get in there and take a peek around. We offer all sorts of fun stuff and great gift items! Best part? Starting DECEMBER 1st, we’ll be offering special discounts and FREE (yes, we said free) giveaways!
Whatcha waiting for, click HERE and get onto our site to see cool funny t-shirts, aprons, kitchen stuff galore and MORE!