So that's a list of distractions. Now here's a list of what I've managed to do - in spite of all that. This is me doing self affirmations again - sorry to drag you all into it!
Did a group of 8 rabbit designs.
Did a group of 4 Valentines designs.
Designed a new logo.
Got a great contract with a fab company.
Started a new online course - Lilla Roger's Assignment Bootcamp!
Got invited to take part in Nicole Piar's Lovely Ink Blog Project along with some other great artists -more about that to come!
Booked my flight.
Ordered a load of stuff from Society6 and Zazzle to decorate my stand.
Got a traveling companion!!! - my super-close friend Charlotte who's a lawyer in Rome and is going to expand her business in NY!
And...got not one, but two, amazing artists to help me at Surtex - Melissa Iwai in Brooklyn NY and Flora Waycott in New Zealand! I am sooo pleased about this. I'm just so flattered that such great artists would offer to help me. They deserve a post just for them to show you how lovely their work is. (Coming right up after this one!)
I suppose that's not too bad. There's a small persistent voice following me around saying - But what about your postcards? Your banners? What the hell is a press kit? Who does all this stuff in Italy? What about another 50 designs? Aren't I supposed to send hand-embellished, original works of art and a box of gourmet chocolates to each and every art director in the world beforehand?
At times I feel like flinging myself down on the floor like my three year old son does - but I haven't yet. They're back at school tomorrow so I'm going to focus - when I'm not checking Facebook, of course.