Working on licensing collections

Today is snowy in Colorado, a good day to spend in my studio working on licensing art. My juvenile painting of a garden fairy  is coming along, this image may become part of a group or stand on it’s own as an individual piece. I have had success with creating designs that are fun and…

Working on SEO

In the last few months I have realized that having your blog and website come up in search engines is really important for your online marketing. I listened to a call with Tara Reed and Daniel Tardent who gave fabulous advice for achieving this goal. As I needed a lot of help with this I…

Drawing juvenile animals

There are so many ways to start a baby design. I am working on some animals for a “barnyard” scene for a baby bedding design. In this case I have drawn the animals, tractor and barn and scanned them into my computer. I then trace the images with my Wacom tab in Illustrator, where  I…

Atlanta Gift Show

Last Friday I arrived in Atlanta (my parents home town) to attend the Gift Show; my flight was a day late due to a bit of snow at the airport. This seemed rather silly to me as I live in Colorado, but the delay must have been due to de-icing challenges. It was good to…

Wintertime in the Rockies show

Art Hardware  in Colorado Springs had their art  opening ” Winter in the Rockies” on Friday night; I have four pieces in the show, two fabric and embroidery pieces, and two winter scenes with people painted in a primitive style with a crackled texture. Several artists were showing pieces with winter themes, a potter, several…

Art marketing

Today I started a new marketing program that is based on the book “How To Get Clients Now”; my coach Donna Feldman from Denver is helping me with this process. The markets that I usually work in have changed so drastically so this is a good time to have a new strategy. The program consists…

Colorado Alliance of Illustrators

Early this month we had our first board meeting with the new members; I am now the vice president of the organization, and was glad to find out what my duties will be. We went over  all the jobs that need attending to and I am in charge of making sure that all of the…