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Laughter May Not Be The BEST Medicine But, It’s A Close Second.

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.

Ileana Grimm Grimm Inc. 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.

Glass Half Full Funny T-Shirt

To know more about Daffodil month, click here. 

 

 

Next Up – Grimm Inc. At The International Home Housewares Show 2015

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 2.33.54 PMWe’re revving things up and getting our goodies prepped for our next trade show. Grimm will be at the International Home Housewares Show in Chicago from March 7-10 2015 and we are psyched!

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!

Grimm Inc. Magnet Design

Grimm Inc. Magnet Design

Grimm Inc. Magnet Design

Grimm Inc. Magnet Design

 

Grimm Inc. Apron Design

Grimm Inc. Apron Design.

 

 

Grimm Inc. At The Toronto Gift Fair!

We’re so excited we can barely breathe! We’re at the Toronto Gift Fair until Thursday January 29th in Booth 8830, Congress Centre, Hall 8. Calling ALL retail buyers, drop by and say hello!

We’re having a blast and looking forward to seeing you! We’ve got all sorts of gift products, t-shirts, aprons, magnets, etc. If you’re into humour and funny stuff, you’ll LOVE what we have!

Visit our website too @ grimm.ca. 

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Grimm Inc. At The Toronto Gift Fair And More!

Even though it’s a bit chilly here in Toronto, we are on FIRE and things are HOT! 2014 was stellar, 2015 will be even more eventful!

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Starting the year off right at the top of January, Grimm Inc. took part in AmericasMart Atlanta, one of the world’s largest permanent wholesale trade centres. A very successful show not to mention tons of fun! A special shout out and thank you going to Dugan Bliss. Great company.

Next UP! We’ll be at the Toronto Gift Fair which runs from January 25th – 29th. For all retail buyers, please visit us in Booth 8830. We’re super excited to be introducing NEW DESIGNS in all product categories.

Click below for more tradeshow info. header_OR_TR

More updates to come AND be sure to visit our website @ grimm.ca to see a lot much more!

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Happy New Year From Grimm!

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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! 

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Get Shopping At Grimm Inc. This Holiday Season!

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!Menu-302x344

Come back each day to see what we’re offering next.

Happy Holidays!

Grimm comes out of the dark ages and steps into the new ages!

Ileana Grimm - Original Art - Living On The Edge Several months ago, we had to admit that our website was a dinosaur. Anyone that has built, or renovated a web site knows that  admitting you are living in the dark ages is the easiest part of all this. Next came the daunting task of deciding what needed to be changed and finding the right crew to help. I was all excited in the beginning and thought it would be this quick fix HOWEVER, nothing about this process is easy or quick. I won’t and can’t, get into the nitty gritty  of the whole process  (I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to technical stuff and doodled through most meetings). I am sooo excited that it’s done and ready to go for everyone to see. Did I mention I was excited it was done?

A part of our web site will be this blog. That is where I come in. So cool that I can  post thoughts, sketches and new designs as they happen. I am a virgin blogger but I think this will be a lot of fun. I encourage your comments and feedback and promise future blogs will have a little more grunt to them than this one.

Stay tuned for a lot more!

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