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It took me many, many years to feel like my life had some balance, to feel like my regular day-to-day life was pretty good, and to stop fantasizing about how I wished my life was different or better. I am always struck now that even after a trip to a exciting and beautiful place, even after spending time with people I love, that I am always happy to come home to my modest apartment in my scrappy neighborhood to my little family. This place and these guys make me so happy.
Yesterday I attended Surtex at my agency’s booth. Surtex is a big New York surface design trade show for pattern and surface designers. Artists like me who license their work for decor and stationery (and some other similar stuff) go to Surtex to show their portfolios; companies who use artwork for products go to Surtex to look at and purchase artwork. Above are a couple photos from the colorful Lilla Rogers booth, where my portfolio (along with the portfolios of other artists represented by Lilla) sits happily, waiting to be perused. Surtex happens at the same time during Design Week as the Stationery Show and ICFF (and many other great events).
Today is my last day in NY (insert sad face). As usual, it’s been an amazing trip. A highlight was dinner last night with some dear friends I see every year when I come to visit. Some of these friends live here, and others of us descend on the city for Design Week from all over the country. I love these people so much and feel so grateful to have spent my last night sharing good food with 12 of them.
I love New York. Until next time, goodbye!