Big excitement around here today. Luca's school had the annual pet showcase. (part of the science department) Kids were encouraged to bring their pets & give a brief presentation about the type of animal, it's habits, what it eats and so on... This was then followed by a question & answer session with a written & drawn entry in their science journal. Just about the cutest thing ever and a fun way to share what these kids have learned living with a creature.
Luca took Sophie to the showcase. We got her about a year ago.
She has become an invaluable member of our family!
Back from Surtex 2015! A good show this year but it's hard to know what to expect. You hand out lots of cards, meet some really talented artist, sell some art, license some art but there's always things you never imagined. This was my 11th Surtex so, I guess what I've found is expect the unexpected. I think our booth looked pretty good. I always forget that every year artists are doing more & more to design/ decorate their booth space. Good reminder for me for the upcoming Licensing show.
Antonio made a book filled with some of my favorite pieces that I've made over the years. I brought it as a tool of other styles & directions I've played with. We mainly showed my available collection of art but pulled the book out to show more of a range or if someone wanted to see more. I also brought my sketchbook which seemed to be a helpful way to show people how I work when I don't start a piece digitally. (Which is what I prefer. You end up with a warmth & richness that the computer can't quite create)
Some of our clients we've had for a long time. It's so nice to see them come back year after year.
I love making art & it's fun to see when it resonates!
Until next year...
Antonio holding the book he helped put together of my art.
Here's a close up of the book cover. I subtitled it:
Find us at Surtex -we'll be in booth 610 with lots of colorful new art!
June 9-11 we'll be exhibiting at the Licensing Expo in booth C 19
I'm picking up my show brochure later today & made a book that is a little glimpse into what I've been up to the last 10 years. Lots & lots of ART! I'll share more of this promotional stuff the rest of the week.
Here's a few of the images that are on the fab print & pattern blog today.
The Surtex show promises to be packed with top talent again this year!