Sometimes as artist we do things differently...creatively!
So, after two years of exhibiting this year I AM WALKING!
As an exhibitor I didn't want to leave my booth, afraid I might miss someone who was coming by to discuss licensing. On quick trips to the restroom I would walk a different isle to see what was happening in other areas of the show, but always anxious to get back to my booth.
The manufacturers walk by so hurridly.......so fast. Last year I realized my booth was to BuSy. Good grief, it looked like the Golden factory blew up in there.
Everyone always remembered one thing about my booth and of me...that is The Chicken Coop Series with Cuppa Joe and Just Be Happy. Although I have a huge variety of art, evidently these two are Un-For-Gettable!
I had lots of FB friends stop by to say hello which was nice, especially during the slow times. But remember..even during those times that seem slow there are still manufacturing reps walking the floor, so always be ready!
So...to answer the question, Why am I walking the show this year and not exhibiting? Well, for one thing it's a whole hecka of alot less expensive! I know I won't be showing my art, but I will have the opportunity to walk each isle and study booth designs, which I am in desperate need of. I will be able to say a quick howdy or hey y'all as I walk by. I will be able to see the type of art being represented and decide if mine would be a fit with any of the agents...if I decide I want to wonder down that path. I will sit and take notes with no worry of who I may miss while taking a class on Branding this year. I will build on relationships and work on more, seeing old friends and making new ones!
Here are a FEW pictures from last year, many wouldn't open correctly from my phone, err!
See you soon!
This is my main booth helper Karen. Very talented artist. http://www.karenreevesstudio.com
Here is a list of a few others I met.
and there were sooo many more.
and the banners from my walls????
Well, they are becoming Banner Bags!
and I must give credit to Tori of toridesignworks.com
She gave me the idea and I love it!