i'm off to surtex - see you back here june 1

tammie bennett's clouds pattern

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….