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Sunday, July 7, 2013

I'm very proud to be included in Nurant Summer issue #13. Nurant is an Italian bi-monthly magazine that features illustrators and their work on given topic. The issue#13 topic was about books that never die and this is my interpretation. It is about those adults who still believe in fairy tale monsters. Although, they may look like grown us, but deep inside their hearts they are still young children.
..there was a girl who really wanted to draw a fairy tale about how the king is soft and goofy, the queen is greedy and selfish and the princess is in love with a funny guy who is poor, but generous.
Lovely photo by Nole from Oh So Beautiful Paper
I'm trying to get back to my routine after that little adventure that I entered myself into. People who are just my friends and family want to know if the trip was successful and I re-assure them that it really was. People who are designers want to know all the details how we set up the booth and what type of clients I've met. And I tell them how we took my dad's mini van and packed all of our stuff and drove to NYC for 8 hours.
For people who like their money counted - yes, it was an expensive way to shout out the I'm serious about what I'm doing and that it's not just a hobby anymore.
My philosophy is that people spend big budgets on vacations and they just go places, have fun, spend money and come back recharged with lots of pictures of them all tanned in bikinis )) Well, I considered this experience to be my sort of vacation and time spent at the show - my bikini time under the sun )) I just spent it without expecting anything back in return, I just enjoyed every single minute of it and had a blast.
Of course all the measuring were off ))) You just have to be a math freak to precisely calculate the wall installations. I wanted it to look like a living room, so we got the cardboard sheets at the Home Depot and applied custom wallpaper with my design from Spoonflower. But little did we know that the sheets would be too heavy, and the aluminum skeleton had to be subtracted from the measuring of the big 10' long wall and that it's never enough screws of all sizes and etc., etc. If others on  the set up day were all in harmony setting up their booths and smiling, we were the type yelling in crazy Russian and cursing out loud ))) That's ok, we had known each other for too long and if not my nitpicking husband there's no way I could do this on my own.
So the show came and my goal wasn't to sell a number of pieces, but to exchange information and just let the companies know that I exist, and to invite them to my website. And as I expected I met many many of my dream clients during those three days. There is another great thing that happened. But as much as I'd like to tease everyone, I simply can't say anything yet. My good friend Martha says it's always about meeting that one person and you can count you had it. I sure did meet that one special person!
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We went to places to eat like Mari Vanna restaurant - a place I wanted to visit long ago. The next night I met with my classmates - my friends whom I didn't see for about 8 years. But we couldn't really do any museums or galleries because of the show hours. One place that I really missed was visiting Lotta Jansdotter, someone I admire. She had her studio open day on Saturday and I was hoping to be done with setting up early in the day to go and meet her. But, alas, that didn't happen as we spent all day hammering the booth. I did see her at the show passing by and I was all excited to get to shake her hand, but I was told by my husband to stop being a monkey and to respect a person's privacy. So, no, I didn't get to meet her.
But I did meet SO many incredible people who were both exhibiting and visiting the show. I made good friends with Elizabeth Olwen, wonderful Melissa and her husband from Iza Pearl Design, the sweetest Nole from Oh So Beautiful Paper, who came and snap some pictures, Happy Go Lucky Creations who happened to be our booth neighbor, beautiful Jen from Paper and Cloth Design Studio, Lilla Rogers who is teaching a class that I'm taking right now, and many many many others.

It was the first time we ever left our daughter and went anywhere by ourselves. I was paranoid she might be crying all night long, but to my greatest surprised she didn't even ask where mommy and daddy went. She was all spoiled by grandma and grandpa.
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