It has been almost a year since I first walked the Surtex show in 2011. I had just gotten into licensing then and I was still trying to figure out what it was all about. I didn't have a style of design fully worked out and had no collections even started. After going through the show, seeing so much talent and talking to so many friendly artists, I had a clear idea that I was going to be exhibiting this year. Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to do it! And speaking of very friendly artists, meet both Mindy Sommers - she'll exhibiting through her agent at Booth 507/509 - and Beverly Dyer, Booth 574.