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I been seeing people posting about the sketchbook projects for weeks now. It sounds like a really cool project and I’ve visited their site on several occasions and even added it to my shopping cart a few time but never followed thru, well that is until yesterday.  After seeing it for the umteenth time I decided to just do it rather then keep tourchering myself with weighting the pros and cons. I’ve been milling around with the idea for so long that it just became easier to commit and  stop worrying about if I have enough time to do it, and if I was going to be left out of something BIG that I would regret not doing later. So I’m in, I’m doing it! My sketchbook is paid for and is in route right now!!

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Been thinking about this for a while… I have an idea for a workshop I want to teach. Now I just need to pull it all together.

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I’m seriously thinking about it < http://www.thegreatamericanappareldiet.com/

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Check out my environmental designs at a newly remodeled Old Navy near you.

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The Big, Busy World of Richard Scarry http://ow.ly/25SB9

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Have you ever wonder how fireworks produce color? http://ow.ly/25Sut Happy 4th!!

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Christy Hess’s thoughts on Surtex 2010

http://christinahess.blogspot.com/2010/06/surtex-2010.html

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On the last day of the Surtex Show Artist Tara Reed came by with her camera in hand and persuading me to do a video for her art licensing stories series. It was  great to finally meet Tara in person, after knowing her for a few years in the online virtual community, and I was happy to do it. Tara’s an awesome lady who’s positive energy is truly refreshing and completely contagious!!  I love her eternal optimism. I truly believe that you need to put positive energy out into the world if you would like to receive it.

My first video debut! I think I might have a new calling in broadcasting ;-)

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I can’t tell you how glad I was to see that my palette of artwork and supplies made it to the Javtis Center safe and sound. It was there waiting for me when I arrived to set up on the Friday before the show. I had done a ton of preparation but still was a bit unsure how I was going to hang everything. I had packed a variety of supplies with and I had a few ideas, but knew I wasn’t going to really know until I was there and doing it.  In the end I actually winded up using the T-Pins that I threw into the box at the last minute on a whim. I had a lot elements that needed to be hung and adjusted and I could not have done it with out the help of my two college friends, Christy & Dominick. They were willing to take the time to be with me throughout the entire show, while my husband Jay was taking care of my daughter, Ava Blu and holding down the fort at home.

Being a first-timer I wanted to share with you some of my logistical learnings.

My top 5 logistical learnings:

  • Matt prints work best with the supplied spot lighting- I had printed photographic satin prints and they were catching some big glares from the spot lights. Next year I will definitely be doing matt prints.
  • You can never have enough Tape or T-Pins. Pack more supplies then you think you’ll need.
  • Be friendly with your security guard, but not too friendly, as you don’t want him hovering around your booth during show hours.
  • Bring/drink plenty of water.
  • Shipping freight is a mysterious thing. Make sure you have your Bill of Lading.

I met some amazing people and walked away with solid leads and prospects to follow up on. I had a great experience and left the show feeling energized, excited and a bit tuckered out but ready to work on what’s NEXT.

I’m a firm believer in positive thinking & projecting positive energy so I’m confident that all of my hard work will pay off.

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Check it out!!

I have a write up in Total Art Licensing page 26 (and my ad on pg 64)!!!!!

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4cfe6a67#/4cfe6a67/27

And mentioned on Print & Pattern (right next to my boothmate no less!!):

http://printpattern.blogspot.com/2010/05/surtex-nss-2010-also-look-out-for.html

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