Monday, August 26, 2013

New Garden Flags

Hello everyone! I am happy to share two new garden flags that I designed for Carson Home and Accents. Both come in two sizes, 12.5" x 18" and 28" x 40" and are readable from both sides.

I don't know what it is about designing flags but I really enjoy the process. I hope you enjoy the results!



Indian Corn Flag-Give Thanks


and for you beach lovers

Holiday Flip Flop


Thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

ArtBiz Jam Interview with Myself


One of the 12 "Quilt" pieces that make up the ArtBiz Jam Quilt that each participant will make.


All month I have been sharing interviews with the ArtBiz Jam instructors and now it's my turn to tell you why I wanted to be involved with this "retreat".

First, a little about the gathering.....

ArtBiz Jam takes place at the beach in Destin, FL . In addition to creative classes, organization tips, PR and marketing ideas. Anne Brown of Magnet Works will be discussing what a product developer wants to see in a portfolio presentation. I, for one, can't wait to hear what she has to say.

There will also be plenty of time to relax, network and share information.

Dates for ArtBiz Jam are September 18-22

Registration closes August 10 (Saturday)

Here's a link to the classes and schedule.


And now, an interview with me.



Why did you want to be involved with ArtBizJam?

Every time Phyllis and I got together we would talk about some of the workshops that Lori and I have done together and how much we got out of it. I think, as artists, we are often alone in out studios working and wondering what the heck we are doing. Workshops are where I have met most of my closest friends. It's nice to be able to call or email them and ask for advice. 



What will people get out of attending this particular workshop?

A supportive community of like minded people who share the same interests. Most of what I know about licensing comes from other people in the industry. It's amazing what you can learn over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.



What makes this workshop/retreat special and different from other workshops?

For starters, the size. We wanted to keep it small and intimate. While we are offering "classes" and sharing our experiences we want to address specific concerns that the participants want to discuss. We will be sending out a questionnaire so the attendees can let us know if there is something that they want us to address.

 

How do you reconcile your passion of creating art with the business side of art?

 I like solving problems creatively and I approach the business side pretty much the same way that I approach the creative side. "Whistle While You Work" or "A Spoon Full of Sugar" describe it best.  :  )


What are you looking forward to fun-wise with ArtBizJam?


Meeting new people, laughing and sharing. Also being on the beach. I can't think of a better place to host a workshop.






Monday, August 5, 2013

ArtBiz Jam Interview with Lori Siebert

Just in case you haven't heard......

Lori Siebert, Phyllis Dobbs, Anne Brown and I will be hosting a fun packed artist's retreat at the beach in Destin, Fl.  It's called ArtBiz Jam and it promises to be an unforgettable weekend.

You can find out more at www.Artbizjam.com

In addition to happy hours, a crab boil and lots of freebies and surprises we will also be sharing a few things that we have learned along the way.

We are keeping this gathering small and we are almost at full capacity. Also registration closes on August 10th (Saturday).

For the past month I have been sharing interviews with the "instructors" that will be participating. This weeks interview is with Lori Siebert but be sure to check out interviews with Phyllis and Anne.

And now, without further ado, heeeeeere's Lori!


Why did you want to be involved with ArtBizJam?

One of the wonderful things about creative people is how they love to be together and share ideas and support one another. I truly value my creative friends. This is an opportunity to do just what I love...spend time with fun,interesting people and share what I have learned along the way... while having an incredibly fun time.


What will people get out of attending this particular workshop?

A lot of camaraderie,fun,bonding and support from other creative people…thought provoking conversation about your dreams and goals,practical tips about the business side of things, good fun,wine,the beach


What makes this workshop/retreat special and different from other workshops?

When we talked about how to make this different,we decided on two things...make it small and intimate so we can really cater to the people who attend...and make it about BOTH side of the brain. We all love to create...that is a given...but,we also have to find ways to be efficient and make money...so we can continue to make a living creatively. This is what we want to share.


How do you reconcile your passion of creating art with the business side of art?

I am really lucky in that my husband is my business partner and we have an agent,CourtneyDavis. I really do get to focus on the creative. But,it is important to have an understanding of our business as a whole and where it is going.


What are you looking forward to fun-wise with ArtBizJam?

Time with really great,creative folks…great food,sharing,learning from one another…an overall re-charge!


For more information about the classes click here.

For more information about the instructors click here.

We hope to see you at ArtBiz Jam!