I find it sometimes difficult though, trying to wade through the artists and designer who feel it's necessary to trample others to get their name out there. Respect flies out the window and the claws come out. Passive aggressiveness becomes a trend, and I end up at the bottom of the pile :/ I'm like the pretty displays; I work hard to build up my confidence and by the end, I'm in pieces at the bottom of a box. This year I refuse to be the one who ends up pushed aside. But I'm going to use my talents, presentation, and self respect to active my goals. If my talent and work ethic is not enough to give myself a leg up, then I guess I wasn't meant to be in this industry. I know and admire many men and women who strive to be morally sound artists and designers. They understand that throwing someone under the bus isn't going to help them achieve their goals in the end. You've just damaged a possible friendship or braking the will of a person who could have become an amazing designer. I am grateful to know them.
I hope that others take this in consideration when they walk into the convention center this weekend. Don't let the bright lights and fancy displays cloud your judgment and self respect.
Now I must go back to packing, something I should've started days ago ;) I hope to see some of you at CHA and can't wait to see all the people I have gained as friends because of this amazing industry. If you are planning to be in Anaheim, I will be working in the Prima booth.
Bring it on CHA! I'm ready!
Have a fun weekend
P.S. If nothing above made sense, I apologize I'm working on two hours of sleep. :)