I can hardly believe that Surtex is 3-1/2 weeks away. I have been furiously preparing materials, putting together my press kit, getting signage made, designing new work, figuring out shipping logistics, and generally running around like a chicken with my head cut off. And today I think I've crossed some sort of threshold. I realized that I will never *feel* ready. But the reality is that I *am* ready. Well, almost ready... :) So I've decided to just try to let go of some of the anxiety I'm feeling and just ride this crazy ride!
Surtex is a big deal. A really big deal! And I can hardly believe that I will actually be exhibiting. (Insert image of me shaking in my boots here...) If you're not familiar with Surtex, it's a tradeshow held in NYC in conjunction with the National Stationary Show and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Close to 300 artists will have their artwork on display at Surtex for the 6000 or so show attendees who are manufacturers and companies looking for new art to license for whatever goods they manufacture. So breaking through and getting yourself noticed is no small feat. I'm so excited about the opportunity to meet companies who want to partner together to create products with my art that will knock the socks off consumers.
So that's what I've been a busy little beaver working on for the last few months. That's of course in addition to all the fun fabric in my etsy store and the launch of Tufted Tweets with Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Speaking of Tufted Tweets, I'm thinking it's time for a giveaway, no?!? :)
Come back Monday 4/26 for a look at the insanely beautiful and totally gorgeous quilt the uber-talented Ashley from Film in the Fridge made to showcase Tufted Tweets at Quilt Market in May!! And the coolest part is that the quilt pattern will be available for download on the Robert Kaufman website in the next few weeks. You will not believe how gorgeous it is. AND I'll be giving away some Tufted Tweets on Monday too!! So make sure you come back Monday, it will be worth the trip!