Tuesday, June 23, 2009

MOCA mojo!


A purse...



a rendering of a man...





and a museum.


What do these three things have in common? They're existing together, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) !!!


I received a call from a woman last week, asking if I would be interested in possibly selling my bags and whatnots at the store in the museum. Of course I would! Yesterday, I trekked downtown to meet with the manager of the museum's store, to discuss the business of providing wholesale purses to be featured in the shop. Parking several blocks away from the Museum, I lugged a briefcase and two big purses stuffed with other purses, key fobs and wristlets down the streets of Jacksonville, looking and feeling like an unfortunate tourist giving off the vibe, "Mug me!" (think movie, The Out of Towners). Anyhow, I arrived at my destination all harried and sweaty (100-degrees here, kiddos!) looking soggy and all crazy. Stepping into the ultra-chic contemporary store, I was greeted by a hip and cool-looking young woman, wearing awesome earrings and a darling dress. Young, cool woman/middle-aged, sweaty woman...it's a wonder she didn't turn her nose up at me in that instant and run into the back room! Smiling warmly, she immediately put me at ease. Slapping my Multi-tasker bag on the counter (it's huge!), along with my flamingo tote, I proceeded to unload my wares. She "ooohed" and "aaahhed" over it all, telling me how much she loved each and every item (I'm adopting her!). She rejected only a few items and the rest she kept, at which point we discussed the pricing. I signed some papers, shook hands with my new daughter and left the building, doing that jumping and clicking the heels in mid-air thing. You don't believe me?


And that is what I have been up to, making stuff for my meeting. My sewing room is in shambles and I must now sew and sew and sew...


Thank you, Wanda, for continuing to carry that bright orange and blue (GO GATORS!) bag. And for passing along my number to any and all who comment on it.


And Wanda,

HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY!!!

3 comments:

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

SQUEAL!!!! Oh, Patti, congratulations. That is just phenomenal, and inspiring, and amazing, and so wonderful. You are an incredible woman and now the whole world will know!!

Oh, and where do I find myself one of those ladies? She sounds great! I could just have her stand in the corner of my office and ooh and aah over everything I make. Me likes!!

randi said...

Yeah! I am glad that everything worked out well for you and your business! Yippee!

J said...

Congrats, Patti! That is great news, good for you!

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