Thursday, May 20, 2010

Learning to drive in NYC

Don't take that title literally. I would eat worms before I ever personally drove through the heart of New York City. I'm talking about learning to drive with an art license. Surtex has been forever on my radar as the place to go to figure out the business and put my big foot in the door. While I didn't feel ready to exhibit/invest in a $4000 booth, I did think that it was time to see the show and take in the entire conference program to better educate myself. So I made the plunge and spent the past three days learning everything I could. Art licensing was a hazy, intimidating subject to me only months ago. Now that world is suddenly becoming clear. I made several excellent contacts and I can say with some certainty that my career is ready to take some exciting turns (not without hard work, but I'm feeling ready.)

While I was mainly focused on Surtex, I did have a sliver of time to catch some New York sights. Sights mainly geared to places where I could pick up surprises for my well-behaving...ahem...kids back at home with their Dad.

This impostor had to suffice for the real thing. I'm sure I'll be back some day to properly see New York. In the meantime, I'll keep you posted on what develops. I do believe that the first step to pursuing anything you might want to do is learning everything possible about it. Education brings comfort. Maybe not enough to ride in a NYC taxi without several seat belts strapped around yourself, but enough to hail the next ride with confidence.

4 comments:

MB Shaw said...

Very exciting, I can't wait to hear more!! Woo hoo.

Tara Reed said...

June -

I love your description - I'd rather eat worms before driving in NYC. My theory is that if half the cars are yellow cabs, you should just be in one of them. :)

Welcome to the wild world of Art Licensing!

Tara Reed

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

How exciting! Looking forward to seeing what direction your career will go from here.

Anonymous said...

You go girl! One step and than another, another, and soon you will be running with the best of them!

Cheers!