March 9, 2017

So I've been slowly going back through my MATS Children's Book Illustrating materials- this time working on 'The Owl and the Pussycat'. Or in my case 'Kittycat', because American politics have marred the other word for me- oops. I also need more art to make prints of,...

January 4, 2017

So Lilla Rogers had another  contest over at Make Art That Sells (I know I keep going on about them- sorry!) before the holidays. It was to create a book cover about the adventures of the sugarplum fairy. I never had a change to complete my idea, but I did create a pie...

November 15, 2016

I've added the artwork that I made while taking the MATS class that I've been going on and on about on social media ;) I also created a short video about the class for Make Art That Sells. It is so out of my comfort zone, but I'm happy with how it came out- maybe more...

November 6, 2016

So this was the last week of my MATS Children's Book Illustration class- I will post about that experience soon, but it was super intense! I made SO much art in those 5 weeks, and learned so much. 

Before the class began, I wanted to make a Halloween postcard to send ou...

August 31, 2016

Global Talent Search (GTS) is another opportunity from Lilla Roger's Studio. When you sign up, you are given a brief and a professional assignment. This year, you were 'hired' by a bakery owner to create a teacup, saucer and napkin design for her bakery. I worked as if...

May 29, 2016

May's mini assignment was to play with various medieval themes, such as illuminated letters, keys, knights, etc. The big assignment was to create a tarot inspired wall art piece, or an actual tarot card! I wanted to use the colors that I found in a lot of the art inspi...

April 24, 2016

So what is MATS? It's Make Art That Sells, which is a website created by a successful artist and art agent, Lilla Rogers. It has free content, as well as e-courses to improve your art, and connect with other artists. This year I joined the 2016 Make Art that Sells Boot...

March 25, 2016

So what is MATS? It's Make Art That Sells, which is a website created by a successful artist and art agent, Lilla Rogers. It has free content, as well as e-courses to improve your art, and connect with other artists. This year I joined the 2016 Make Art that Sells Boot...

January 8, 2016

So besides working on drawings or watercolors, I am constantly trying to find ways to create. Christmastime is probably my favorite time to make things! December was pretty much a blur this year, with two children, plus subbing, being a class mom and about a million bi...

January 1, 2016

 So I attempted to join in the hashtag #illoadvent, or #illo_advent on twitter and instagram this year. Looks like I made it to about 11 before I was distracted! I am going to work harder next December to complete it :) I heard some great advice, which was to give it a...

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