Monday, April 02, 2012

Surtex!

Me at my Surtex booth in May 2011


The whirlwind has begun! Surtex season is upon us and I, like every other exhibiting artist, am in major nose-to-the-grindstone mode—working on getting every necessity taken care of, making plans for every little thing, trying to stay organized— and trying not to forget anything! In a word, it is madness... But it's the best kind of madness —full of excitement, goals and dreams for the future, and (positive) attitude! :D

I'm happy to be a second-time Surtex exhibitor this year. In terms of exhibiting, I've taken my early lumps and have learned from experience— where it is best to apply my energies, and what can take a back seat. In terms of business, several positive, fantastic things have happened for me this past year as a direct result of exhibiting. I cultivated relationships, and have made partnerships with companies I was able to meet and get acquainted with in person, only through exhibiting. As I have said before, nothing is a good substitute for meeting in person, and, it is very rewarding! (So if you are on the fence, and you've been there for awhile, get off the fence, and start planning for next year!)

Anyhow, I'm very excited about the present and future of my business (World Art Domination is my other motto :D ) and though I can't go into any details, I am happy to share that that I have been pretty solid busy with client work this year so far. So, once a few final things are delivered, I will be making a Hee-UGE push to reorganize my portfolio books and complete more collections before the show. That means, less real-life social time, and less time for blogging. So, after this Sunday, you might not see or hear much from me for a little while (A Tail A Day is very understanding!). But it is all for a GREAT CAUSE! It is time to WORK! How ELSE do I plan to take over the world with my cute art?? You gotta WORK for it, baby!! Work work work!!! No if's and's, or but's... And NO shortcuts!! :D

January 2011 - Setting up my booth at AmericasMart Licensing & Design


4 comments:

Genevieve Gail said...

Awesome! Hope you have a great show!!! I won't be there this time around, but hopefully next year! Best of luck :)

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks Genevieve!! :D

Laura Zarrin said...

Here's to World Art Domination! Good luck to you.

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks Laura. Hugs!