Monday, May 25, 2009

Back from Surtex

It's been a long time since my last post, but I'm back from the Surtex show in NYC. Whew! What a trip. So much energy involved getting ready for it. We had a very successful show. Got to meet the clients I have been working with all year and lots of fabulous artists. So fun to see Jannie Ho who was just a couple of booths down from us. 

We had four artist in our booth this year. My banners are on the far right and far left of the photo. We had all the artwork pre-printed this year and it sure did make the set up easy. 

The National Stationery Show runs simultaneously with Surtex, so I got to see my artwork on actual products. Speaking of which, if you look closely in the bottom left hand corner of the photo, you'll see the ice-skating dog and kitty I painted last year. I'm so excited to announce that both images have been licensed as garden flags for Lowe's and will be coming out this winter!

So now back to following up on all the contacts I made and sending out samples of work that various companies requested. Almost as much work as getting ready for the show!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More Surtex

This is our third year at Surtex, and each year we have made buttons on Cafe Press and used them as promotional give-aways in our booth. Here are my buttons this year....well actually they are refrigerator magnets. Thought the magnets would be a little more user friendly. :o)
Oh, and my very creative sister is coming to town for the next few days to help me get ready. Woo hoo! Can really use the extra set of hands and some fresh eyes to look at everything.