I'll be away for a couple of days checking out the CHA show in LA! I've already had a great chat with Sparky Fire Pants and caught up with my bff from the old days at Nordstrom Pink LIght Design! I am really optimistic about this show thus far. See you all later this week!
Big thank you to Print and Pattern for the great feature on Bryant Park, my new fabric line for Anthology fabrics which will be hitting stores in a few short days!
Image credit: AHHITSRUBEN
What three to five words would you use to describe your work?
Balanced, imaginative, flowing, elegant.
What inspires you?
So many things inspire my work: fashion design, urban scenery, Frank Gehry's architecture, Japanese fashion illustration-Ohgushi in particular, indie music, people, nature and things I see in everyday life.
What was your first job? When/how did you know you wanted a career in art?
My first job in the art field was at my University's art gallery. Being surrounded by artwork for a job was such an inspiring and fun thing to do. I love how being in a museum or gallery ignites conversation and thought. I knew I always wanted to keep art in my life, whether it be working on the arts administrative side of things, teaching art courses, or selling my own work. After graduating and moving from Phoenix, to Philly to now Atlanta, I've been able to dabble in a little of each of those fields. I always knew as a kid, that I wanted to grow up and sell my artwork.
Finish this sentence. I could eat___________ all day.
Design books/blogs you can't live without
I love Advanced Fashion Drawing by Bill Donovoan, and my favorite fashion blog is leblogdebetty.com. She's the prettiest French girl who puts together awesome outfits, stuff I want to paint.
What do you do when you are not doing art?
I enjoy spending time outdoors, walking my boston terrier Chloe. I also love to travel, any chance I can go to Europe I take it. I find so much inspiration every time I have gone there.
Name one thing about you that would shock the outside world.
I grew up in Las Vegas, but was not raised in a casino.
Finish this sentence. If I could time travel, I would arrive...
I would arrive in Rome during the Roman Empire age. I would die to see the Colosseum and the Roman Forum at its height.
Keep on creating!
Three of my designs are available on Valentine's Day cards for Tiny prints! Click on the images to check out the cards, which you can personalize btw! Hooray! I am especially excited to see this first image find a home. It's one of my all-time favorites! This print is also available in two sizes in my shop. Frame it up, and it is the perfect sweet addition to any room. Celebrate love everyday!! Also available is this Valentine's party invite!
The owner of a new online shop Bliss Tiss based just outside of Paris contacted me a few months ago with very nice things to say about the High Society collection with Anthology fabrics. Needless to say I was extra flattered since she was French! :) Anyway, she has uploaded some amazing projects that have been made by some French fabric lovers! They are just great! (links are embedded in the photos) Hop in the pool if you like!
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Happy Monday everyone!! Sitting down? My super talented friend Jonathan over at Zero 2 Illo is hosting a huge community sale of all the tools you need to jump start your year in art licensing. The sale includes tools from Tara Reed, Chris Guillebeau, Alyson B. Stanfield, Zero 2 Illo, and so many more! The bundle has 11 great resources in total INCLUDING CONFESSIONS + SHOWSTOPPER (ebook only)!! All for $47! No, that is not a typo. If you are waiting for something to come along to push you closer to your goals, this is it! It only last for 48 hours (ends 9am EST Jan. 12th) so I'd jump at this one if I were you! Cheers to your 2011 goals!
Can you believe I released TWO fabric collections last year???!! I still think to myself, holy cow! Three years ago, I was saying to myself if only I could get a fabric deal. I will never be able to express how thankful I am. BUT...I thought I would try a bit by posting some of the awesome thing you have been creating. It never gets old seeing what everyone is making with the fabrics, so hop in the High Society (Anthology) and Mon Sheri flickr (Robert Kaufman) pools, and/or post some goodies on my FB page! Thank you everyone, and I hope you will love Bryant Park releasing this month too! (Links embedded in the photos)
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All that said, is anyone on goal overload yet?? I mean I am really excited and fired up, but wow, there is so much to do! It's not surprising that I want to and feel like I have to do everything at once. Since that is not at all possible, my plan is to break things down by each month - much more manageable. How about a free download for you to do the same? This little print out has three different colorways in one pdf. Use one per month, or one for different areas of your life. Whatever makes sense for you! Enjoy, and cheers to 2011! In case you missed my very exciting announcement over the holidays, you can check it out here!