The Results are In!

I didn’t make it through to the next round of Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search.

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The assignment was to design a pattern for a pair of sneakers for Antoinette, a fictional woman living in New York City. It was such a great assignment and there were some amazing interpretations.

The level of talent in the winner’s pool is definitely worth a peek–though there were a lot of unbelievable entries that didn’t make the cut as well.

When I decided to enter this contest, my goal was to end up with a piece that I was proud of. One that was 100% me.

I had so much fun making this, and I can’t wait to create a coordinating collection. Can you envision this design on tote bags, or funky purses? On note cards? Or maybe a pencil pouch or a throw pillow?

As an artist, everything I take in with my eyes influences my art.

Just as I am inspired by what I see though, the way I interpret that information is all me. Each and every one of us is blessed with our own unique creative voice.

Congratulations to the lucky 50 who made it to the semi-finals. Enjoy the ride…its a fun one! For the rest of us, keep at it–keep showing up. The world needs you.

I will leave you with the words of Howard Thurman, which have never been more true. 

“Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

A High Altitude Adventure

Plates

Last week in class (which you can read all about here), we learned all about the home decor market– bedding, dinnerware, dishes, mugs, etc. The assignment was to create four dinner plates using a non-traditional floral theme (think seeds and flower pods). Here’s what I came up with.

What do you think?

I can’t recommend this class highly enough (I believe it will be offered again in October– with all new assignments) for any of you out there looking to take your artwork to the next level.

It has been an amazing experience–and we aren’t even halfway through. The presentation, the information, the encouragement and support, the positive energy, the essential message to find and follow your joy. Awesome.

This week, we are focusing on picture books. Yahoo!! As you know, I am enthralled with this segment of the illustration market. However, I will be out of town for most of the week, and designedly not sitting in front of my computer screen so the assignment will have to wait…

We are Telluride bound for the Bluegrass Festival on Wednesday. This is one of my very, favorite things to do. A few days to boogie down amid the unbelievable splendor of Telluride always replenishes. Medicine for my soul.

This will be a different trip– with a two year old in tow. But as you know, she is a music aficionado and quite the dancer. High altitude adventure, here we come!