Hi All! So I'm back! I made it through my first trade show! It was soooo much fun! I already can't wait for next year!There is nothing that can compare to the streets of new york (soho here). The pace, the sense of strength and confidence in the people, it is all just intoxicating! I have to start making my evil (ok not so evil really) plan to make new york a bigger more permanent part of my life.
Here are shots from the set up on Friday (5.14) My partner in crime for the week Jess Swift and I were in and out in an hour flat! Not bad for two rookies! :)
Dinner on Friday night with the old Nordstrom crew! The most talented Mary Beth Freet of Pink Light Design, and wonderful Denise Pemberton of 300dpi.com digital scrapbooking (Ask Denise about her amazing new digital scrapbooking app for iphone! So cool!). So great to see old friends exploring new lives - exciting!
Booth all ready to go on Sunday!! This was such a fantastic moment seeing it all come to life! This process was truly life changing as an artist. Going to this show really just puts it all out there for the world to judge. I've walked away with a new sense of confidence in what I do and where I am going. As far as SURTEX as a show goes, it was over the top fantastic!! There were very few times in the day that I did not have someone in my booth. There was a great energy at the show - it was busy, busy, busy! I truly can not wait to do it all over again! (I know you won't let me forget that line when I am knee deep next april he he)My books and presentation got an amazing response! I already have some ideas up my sleeve for next year!What would have done without Jess and the seriously insanely funny Michelle Ward?Gang's all here! I got to meet fellow alluminare designers! (Libby Unwin, Jules Davis, Barbra Ignariev, and Jess Swift) Actually I already know Jules and Jess b/c I am lucky enough to have them in the same city with me! I was also really tickled to meet Bowie from Print and Pattern (yay!), Kelly Rae Roberts, super talented Mati McDonough (matirose), Carrie Gifford of Red Cap Cards, the absolutely wonderful girls from two trick pony, and Gina of Gina B designs.