When designers and workrooms come to town for four days They’ll learn so much stuff they’ll be happy they stayed In Springfield . . . in September, Twenty-five to twenty-eight, At the D&WC Conference,
Come and see!
Mark the date!
My apologies to Dr. Seuss! Like so many talented artists who reach the pinnacle, he made it look so easy. It’s not. It’s a lot of hard work. It’s said he took nine months to write “The Cat in the Hat,” and did it using a vocabulary of only 223 words, most of them single-syllable for young readers.
There’s a good reason for bringing up Dr. Seuss besides calling attention to his talent. Springfield, MA, the site of next month’s Eastern D&WC Conference & Trade Show is the hometown of Theodor Geisel a/k/a Dr. Seuss, and that just sounded like too much fun to let go unnoticed. When we were thinking of room themes for our design vignette contest, publisher Carolyn Silberman suggested rooms designed around Dr. Seuss books. And there you have it: eight room theme designs based on eight Dr. Seuss book titles!
We had so much fun last spring with the design vignette contest at the Knoxville, TN, show (see “The Voters’ Choice,” D&WC, May 2008, page 52)—in fact, thanks to Mary Ann Plumlee I have a photo of one of the D&WC sales reps posing in one of the vignettes that might be good for blackmail some day, or at least a few good laughs on the blog! We’re going to make the contest a regular thing at the shows. We’ll announce the themes and dates for the next contest along with contact information (once again, Debbie Green, Minutes Matter, has been a tremendous help in sponsoring the contest in Springfield), so watch for information in the magazine, online (www.DWConline.com) and electronically (hint: it would be a good idea to sign-up to receive the D&WC e-mail newsletter!).
The attendees at the shows will check out the vignettes and vote on their favorites. All entries will be published in the magazine and online, but the top prizewinner will be featured and will receive a free full conference registration pass to a 2009 D&WC Design & Workroom Conference event.
From past experience the voting is expected to be close again at the Eastern D&WC Conference because the talent and creativity shown will be so exciting. It’ll be like choosing between Thing 1 and Thing 2!
Draperies & Window Coverings