Here at the studio, I'm in full-out Surtex prep mode! Yes, it's only March, and Surtex is in May, but I hate leaving things to the last minute. I tend to avoid last-minute frenzies and prefer instead to work at a steady pace...
So that's where I've been... in Surtex preparation! (Ahem... getting ahead of myself, eh?) Ah yes, I should explain.
What is Surtex? It's a tradeshow for licensing illustration and artwork.
What do I mean by licensing? That's when you rent your work out to different industries that need visuals for their products. And, that's my aim along with meeting art directors interested in collaborating with me and asking me to illustrate people or flora and fauna for them!
My top three areas of focus are...
1) Surface design for apparel / home decor / gifts
2) Illustrations for children's literature
3) And greeting cards and stationery
I'm getting so excited! I just sent my files to be printed as fabric swatches and I cannot wait to SEW with my own designs!! I made my first prototype for what I'll be wearing during Surtex today, and I might very well be bubbling over with excitement! (bubble bubble bubble)
Oh, are you going to be at Surtex too? Let me know! I'll be exhibiting as part of my art collective, Finch & Foxglove at Booth #543!