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!

8 comments:

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Yay, yay super yay!! You did great girl, I knew you would!! ;o)

That is fantastic. Your work is outstanding Deb, you should feel proud. And of course winter pup had to end on a product! I knew that too.. as you can see I am very good at telling the future, not mine though, I suck at that. lol :o)

Candace Trew Camling said...

I can't wait to go to lowe's this winter to look for your flag! Its so cool how blogging adds a new dimension to my admiration of other illustrators' work!

lil kim said...

What a fabulous outcome from Surtex! well done Deb!

Deb said...

Ali...thanks so much for your sweet post. Maybe I should start sending you my tea leaves???? :o)

Thank you Candace and lil kim...blogging is a great thing. Getting to know artist's and their work, whether you ever meet them in person or not, is so much fun...
Thank you so much for your encouraging comments!

Chickengirl said...

Wonderful to finally meet you! Your booth is amazing. Thanks for the tip on the white-out...it was very very handy :-)

Congrats on the contracts!! Best of luck to all the follow ups!!

Phyllis Harris said...

So coool! I will have to look for the flags at Lowe's this winter, too! Congrats on all your success at Surtex! It's no surprise, though...your work is AMAZING! It feels great when all your hard work pays off, doesn't it?

Edrian Thomidis said...

Well done! Congrats on the contacts too!

Carli said...

how exciting! your booth looks great. i'm glad you had a good and successful time. Yay for you!