The added bonus of my trip was that I got to meet, in REAL LIFE, my fellow We Love to Illustrate Studio member, Julissa Mora! We've known each other online and through phone calls for years, but meeting her in person and getting to stay with her and her husband, at their home in Brooklyn, was so awesome! She is as lovely and fun as I imagined.
After a bit of a rocky start, (I got a motion sick on the plane across the country, ugh!), we headed to the Surtex show at the Javits Center, in Manhattan. I'm so lucky Julissa knew her way around the subway system, without her, I would have been lost!
Julissa and me at the High Line
We went right to the Pink Light Studio booth, (which looked fantastic!), met the rest of the team members and got the basics of what to do to help in the booth.
I learned a lot that day, about what it's like for Mary Beth and her team to do a show like Surtex. They were all very professional, but still had a sense of fun and light heartedness, while working with the clients that came to the booth. Not an easy thing to do! They were very impressive and it was fun to meet some of the clients that have used my work in the past and new ones that I will be working with in the future.
That night, we had dinner and walked a bit through the city. In NY, you walk a lot!
The Empire State Building
Times Square and the Chrysler Building
The next morning, Julissa and I spent some more time in the city, walking The High Line and going to the Chelsea Market. Then, I had a mad dash, crazy car ride to JFK, barely making my flight. Haha!
I had an awesome time and I sure hope I get the chance to do it again someday. Thanks, NY and Thanks, Julissa! It was so fun!
View of a NYC street from the High Line
Beautiful Chelsea Market
A mini NY notebook I got as a memento