Monday, 11 August 2014

Enjoying the great outdoors and a little interview about Art Licensing....


 Hello!

On my last blog post I did say that I'd find it tricky to keep on top of all the social media stuff in the school holidays and that is definitely the case.  The best place to find me during these holidays is over on my instagram as I'm finding that the easiest to maintain whilst I've been getting out and about and enjoying some family fun.  The images above are a selection from my most recent instagram uploads - as you can see, there's not much in the way of artwork at the moment...but then I'm of the opinion that good inspiration comes from having great experiences and soaking up the world around you - so really,  this playing by the seaside m'larky is all honest hard work!;)...


Actually, there is some honest hard work going on behind the scenes here as I have a long list of new greeting card designs to create and I'm currently working on designs for my 2015 calendar. The image above is a snap of some proof run-outs of illustrations I'm considering including in the calendar - some of which I'm also thinking of releasing as new prints for my online shops soon...


The design above for one of the summer months in the calendar is ringing very true with me at the moment and I am very much living life by this motto! It sums up what I was saying at the beginning of this post about getting outside and having fun being the best way to fuel up on inspiration and fire up imagination. 

Before I unplug and go outside again for some more fun with my daughters, I do have another little bit of news for you.  I recently did an interview for Enterprise Nation about licensing artwork.  You can now find that interview over on their blog here: https://www.enterprisenation.com/blog/posts/how-to-sell-through-licensing-to-major-retailers

 Enterprise Nation is a supportive community and inspirational environment for business owners and would-be entrepreneurs.  It offers a wealth of information and advice with books, events and a campaigning voice to help small businesses in the UK flourish.  I feel very honoured to be asked to help share a bit of what I know for their blog and I hope it helps encourage other artists and designers to feel more aware and confident about of the world of art licensing....




Hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer.
Best wishes


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