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Make Art That Sells Week 1

April 5, 2014

Hey friends, I knew that once MATS started this week that I wouldn’t be around much. But now that my first assignment is done just thought I would drop in and share it with you all. Our assignment was a holiday card for the Paper market. This card has gone through so many versions and revisions and editing. YIKES! It had like nine different lives. But I think I finally got it to the point where I am actually happy. It’s so amazing to see how much I have grown since the last MATS class. I really feel like I have grown by leaps and bounds. I am doing things I didn’t even know were inside of me. Like me, drawing little characters? Who knew?

Holiday Card

Holiday Card

Why Make Art That Sells?

March 29, 2014

Make Art That Sells Part B starts on Monday. I feel giddy for it to start because it’s just going to be so fun!!! I can’t wait. Make Art That Sells has changed my life. I feel like it’s put me on the fast track to get where I want to go. Before, I was only going at a snail’s pace it felt. Now it feels like I am learning something new every day. I just really love it. Lilla is an amazing teacher and is so generous with her information. But one of my favorite things about the class is the community. I feel like I have been mentored by more experienced artists who have made me a better artist.

If you are on the fence and still thinking about taking Make Art That Sells, take the plunge and just do it. It so has rocked my world!!!

I made a video about all that I learned in Make Art That Sells. It’s up on Lilla’s blog today. If you haven’t seen it yet, you totally should go check it out. Guess who won the video competition and a spot in MATS part B? Yes. I am super excited about that accomplishment. I just wanted to share with you some pieces that I have made since taking MATS Part A.

Set Sail

Set Sail

Be Loved

Be Loved

Grounded

Grounded

forest friends

forest friends

Gallery Open!!!

Bootcamp

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

MATS Bootcamp

MATS Bootcamp

 

 

Make Art That Sells Bootcamp March

March 27, 2014

Hey all!!! I am finally, and I mean finally… coming out of the funk that was most of March. Even though I haven’t been around here much, I really pushed into making art because it was the only thing that kept me sane. So I thought I would share my March entry for Make Art That Sells Bootcamp. The theme was jello which took a while to get used to. I am so not a jello person! I don’t think I have eaten the stuff since I was a child. But once I started thinking about all the awesome shapes in Jello, I got excited. The color scheme that Lilla gave us was a little more challenging but I found a way to make it work.

If you would like to see all of the other pieces, you can visit the gallery here.

MATS Bootcamp

MATS Bootcamp

Print & Pattern Feature

March 24, 2014
forest friends

forest friends

 

Hi all! Wow. March has been a rough month for me. My whole family was sick with some yucky head cold. And it was the kind that doesn’t go away right away. Then I pulled my back out and could hardly walk. And on top of all of that, my computer was out of commission for 48 hours last week. So I didn’t get to share my exciting news with you all! I was featured on the blog Print & Pattern, which is a huge honor for artists and designers. I still have trouble with calling myself a designer. Artist feels more comfortable. You can go check it out here.

A Home For Hedgehog

March 12, 2014

Hey all!!! So as promised I have a ton of new work to share with you. I have a whole new collection done based on this fun new character hedgehog. Hope you enjoy!!!

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Spring Hedgehog

Spring Hedgehog

Drips Coordinate

Drips Coordinate

Spring Floral

Spring Floral

Umbrella Coordinate

Umbrella Coordinate

Floral Coordinate

Floral Coordinate

Triangle Coordinate

Triangle Coordinate

Shortlisted.

March 10, 2014
colour of love

colour of love

Hey all!!! I have so much new work to show you it’s crazy… But I just wanted to let you know that one of my designs for the Tigerprint Competition was shortlisted. Wahoo!!! So happy even if I don’t get chosen as a winner or runner up. There were over 600 entries and out of those, 68 were shortlisted. It feels good to be recognized for all the hard work I have been doing lately. So very fun! Check out the other entries that were shortlisted here.

The Colour (Color) of Love

February 28, 2014

Hi all! Just stopping in to say hello and share some new pieces. I made these for the Tigerprint Competition. It was a great assignment and hopefully a good way to get my name out there. Just sharing a little love this happy Friday.

colour of love

colour of love

colour of love

colour of love

 

colour of love

colour of love

colour of love

colour of love

 

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