Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy to be Home..............

I am tired, but happy to be home. I got in Wednesday night, grateful that my flights were smooth and on time.

I am still processing everything I took in and experienced while I was in New York. It was a fantastic trip and I enjoyed every single minute of it. 

I am very glad I got to actually see what Surtex is all about, but it was a little overwhelming. So much of what is there, is designed to be used in ways my images never will be.

For example, there is a whole section of the show devoted to the creators of surface designs that are used as fabric, wall coverings and paper. Buyers come to actually purchase the designs outright and will leave with a digital file of the pattern on a disk.

The rest of the show consists of exhibitors showing art and designs that may be licensed to appear on products, gift wrap, ornaments, party items (paper plates, table cloths, etc) and anything else that is made that has a design on it. (The next time you are in a store, look for items with art on them....boxes of tissues, shower curtains, towels......the list goes on)

While I have had images licensed to appear on items such as cookie tins, journals and glass wall hangings, most of my experience has been in the greeting card and wall art market. This I now know represents a very small segment of this industry.

I may have more to share about all of this after I have had time to process it, but for now, I thought I would post a few photos from the show.......

Montage Licensing's Booth

Most appointments are arranged ahead of time, but there are also "walk up" meetings.....

My agent Kimberly and her daughter Heather. I am so grateful for all their hard work!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you have seen many of the images from my trip. If not, I will probably share some of them next week as well.

But before I leave................."Project 52" Week 20
I took this at the (apparently) famous Brooklyn Fort Greene Flea Market

©2013 Dianne Poinski

If you are in the States, enjoy your holiday weekend and take a few moments to remember and feel grateful for all the men and women who have served our country!

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