When we arrived, we expected the usual hustle getting set up. Instead, we got absolute ROCK STAR treatment from the Surf Expo people, and it was so easy setting up.
We are grateful to Roy Turner, Vicki Vasil, Josh and the rest of Surf Expo team for making us feel like royalty. I could get used to being a Rock Star……
When we gave our seminar, Drew and I were incredibly excited at the thought of getting up on that big stage and giving our talk to a full audience. We’ve given seminars before, but this was our first power point, on a big stage with a large audience. And we did a great job inspiring the audience – I feel like we just graduated to another level.
Drew’s Art Exhibit was a Show Feature of Surf Expo, and our main purpose there was to showcase his artwork and demonstrate how Drew’s original paintings translate onto different products in action sports.
A bonus to being there: We sold a HELL OF A lot of art prints and a few originals and surfboards – more than I had anticipated.
Here are some photos of some of the stuff that went down:
Drew’s parents and his sister, Andrea, and her husband Jackie and their 2 kids drove down from Myrtle Beach to watch Wiggs for us, and that was good, because the one day we took him to the show, he wreaked havoc!
There were many interesting characters that came to see us-Jay Alders, artist from NJ, Mark Longnecker, tattoo artist from Cocoa Beach, Rhett “Maddog” McMahn, journalist, bike & surfer, Dale Sause, longtime friend, William Wallace, sculptor artist, the list goes on and on…..
It was a lot of work getting ready for this Exhibit and our seminars, but well worth it. We’ve decided, since we have to drive the Escape Camper Van back to LA from Florida, we will take our time and relax, and vacation and visit some friends along the way. So keep checking in on us – we’ll keep you posted!
Drew and Maria