July 26th, 2007

SALI Show Wrapup

Well, we made it through our 14th SALI convention. Attendance was down, but it was still a great show and always great to touch base with all my friends in “the biz”, raise a few, compare notes and admire everyone’s work. We actually got into the city one day and ate at a great new place on Union St. call Palmetto. A friend had suggested Beetlenut (which looked very interesting) but the group was more in the mood for good meditteranean food-and it was!

Modello staff at SALI

Here are Lauren, Eric and Brandi in the booth. I think none of them was too comfortable having their picture taken, but they are smiling broadly inside.

Modello gilding demonstration

Kari was a big help modeling Designamour tee shirts and helping with our design instruction of gilding Modello Transitional Borders.


Just across the aisle, my friend Shauna Gallagher from Artistic Living Studio was inspired by our Dragonfly wall treatment when she did this raised plaster piece. She actually pipes hot mud through a cake decorator and then carves it. She does some amazing ceiling treatments with this technique and offers classes in her Sacremento studio.

Well, that’s it! I’m not the best shutterbug so am quite proud that I actually remembered to snap a few. Can’t wait to visit Charleston, SC for the convention next July! Maybe I will see you there….

2 Responses to “SALI Show Wrapup”

  1. Bonnie May Says:

    Melanie, thank you for the generous SALI
    goody bag gifts, the Designamour notepad is colorful and will be fun to have on my desk for notes. I also purchased one of the sets of your new recipe cards from the Modern Masters booth. My goal is to do a sample a week, so far, I’ve been a slacker, geez, where do you get your energy. Your booth was beautiful, it was nice meeting Eric, see you both in October in Italy!

  2. April (wallexpress) Says:

    I have talked with you several times on muralsplus. I am very excited about the colaboration with MM. I use alot of their products and can not wait to order a couple packs of the cards. I can not find them on their site but was able to on yours. Noticed there is not a MM certification class available close to my area. I have been to the local SW that offered a quick how to on a few products but…. How can I learn more???? I will be taking the wall finishes class from Barb (high Point) on the aqua but still would love to play with the new peoducts from MM. Who do I contact to try to get products available more locally and about classes?? Thanks so much!!