One year and two months in the making, my first fabric collection for Robert Kaufman is here! I have actual samples, of actual fabric, that actually has my name on the selvedge! This is crazy exciting! When I got the box I could not get it open fast enough in between jumping up and down for joy. So here's the scoop guys, samples in hand - yes, BUT the collection will not be in stores until OCTOBER. So don't run over to the RK site, or rush into your favorite shop just yet. You can just salivate in anticipation right here for a few short months! P.S. I am dying about the way that blue coloway turned out, aren't you?
So I was catching up with a really good friend yesterday. She is a creative entrepreneur as well (if fact she designed my wedding dress). She has the most radiant soul, and she always has a way of keeping things in a wonderful positive perspective. As we were chatting about what is going on with each of our endeavors, we landed the subject of the long process of getting a business going, especially in licensing. I don't think it is a secret that I can be a bit dramatic at times (well its not now!). I said something to here like 'it takes so loooooong', yeah, you can hear it right? Her response - this is all a lesson in patience and endurance. If you really want to be successful in licensing, you must have these two things. You know how sometimes people say just the right things at just the right times? She hit the nail on the head yesterday. It was just a great reminder to continue to look at the bigger picture. So today I celebrate my fabulous samples, and in a few short months I will celebrate again! If you are at the beginning of your art licensing journey, use these two words as a mantra on the tough days (and there will be a few of course). You will be sure to feel a surge of strength as I have.