SURTEX is almost here again. i'm printing a few last portfolio pieces and trying to consolidate my many to-do lists into one big one. i'm not letting myself get bogged down by all the things i had planned on doing, but instead celebrating all the things i DID in the months leading up to this show. i had so much fun creating a promo video. i created some photoshop patterns that i'm completely in love with (like the one above!). i became proficient in photoshop. i balanced preparing for surtex with client work. i stayed under budget. i made new fun promo cards and sent them out to dream clients. i also created promo postcards to hand out at the show. i worked out 5-7 days a week. i majorly cleaned up my eating. i have been an active and present parent to my three kids and their activities. wow, that's a lot to be proud of when i see it written down.
i'm looking forward to sharing my booth this year with 2 other artists from the happy happy art collective, emily balsley and jill howarth! we have a crazy but cool booth design and i can't wait to see it all come together!
if you want to read a few posts about surtex, check these out:
my observations and tips after exhibiting for the first time last year. a few of these i should have listened to more this year when planning!
tara reed's advice for those planning on walking the show
lauren lowen's advice for those planning on doing surtex -
**i'll be back here on the blog june 1st with a recap and some other fun stuff. i owe some people a post about photoshop, so hang tight friends….