Month: September 2008

9/30/08

Lisa DeJohn’s house painting

A great piece by Lisa DeJohn. Flawless design sense. Don’t you love her work?

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9/29/08

My thoughts on the economy

Dear Readers,

I want to talk to you about the economy. I’ve been through three recessions as an artist, and I’ve always done well. I want to let you know that great art will always get work. Great work and great promotion will get you jobs.

This financial crisis will pass. There are many people that are a lot more invested in making it work than we are.

What doesn’t do well in a bad economy? Poor work, poor service, and people just sort of bored and tired of their own work.

In our economy, it’s a new paradigm. It’s not JUST a good economy or a bad economy. It’s a multi-faceted economy. If we, at Lilla Rogers Studio, for example, can get work from all over the world, then the rules of the game are different. It is my prediction that certain sectors of the economy will do poorly and certain sectors will do well. And everything in between. We are not destined for a one-size-fits-all recession.

How will artists fare? Since artists are trend-leading and entrepreneurial, the really good ones will make markets for themselves.

The election looks promising, and that, too, will infuse the entrepreneurs and artists with energy, which, in turn, will fuel the economy forward.

Also, leave me any questions in your comments and I will try to answer them. I care about our community and don’t want to see any unnecessary fear.

Warm regards,
Lilla

9/29/08

My trip to the Berkshires Part III: Slightly disturbing portraits.

Quirky, a touch delightfully disturbing. Early American painting. I’m not fond of the term “primitive”. I think the design is exciting, the colors rich, and the expressiveness compelling. Are you inspired?

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9/29/08

Anonymous Collective Creativity

Here we are in Halibut Point on the north shore of Cape Ann, near Boston. This is an amazing collection of rock sculptures that we stumbled upon. I call it anonymous collective creativity. There is no ego involved, no commercial sponsor, no costs or fees to make this art. Do you find this inspiring?

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9/25/08

Urgent need for Financial/Economic imagery?

Oh my. May you NOT live in interesting times. Well, we do, and if you’re a news junkie like me, you are riveted.
Check out these images by Elke, Marco, and Greg. Needing work that has edge? These are available for re-use and also, as always, these artists are available for commissions. Call us or contact us to assign.

PS Can I just say that I’m not scared? And I’m feeling very optimistic.

Elke Ehninger:
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Marco Marella:
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Greg Morgan:
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9/25/08

My trip to the Berkshires Part II: Alexander Calder’s toys at the Berkshire Museum.

Yes, dear reader: Can you believe what I stumbled upon? Alexander Calder’s toys that he created out of wood and paint. Please enjoy them.
Tomorrow: Some wonderful early American odd and quirky portraits.

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9/24/08

My trip to the Berkshires Part I: Good old-fashioned museum design

Dear Readers,
I love this aesthetic. I love how everything is laid out like a mosaic. The evenly-spaced items, which just happen to be stuffed little birdies and rocks. Do you like this kind of thing? It’s like science fair projects of my childhood.
These were taken at the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Tomorrow: Alexander Calder’s toys from the museum.
In a few days, I’m going to show you my visit to the FABULOUS Blue Q. Please check back.

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9/23/08

Part III: Jillian Phillips’ New Holiday Art

Tweet tweet holiday! So fresh. Call to license this work while it’s still available in all categories.

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9/22/08

Part II: More amazing holiday pieces

Brand-new work by Jillian Phillips. Want my opinion? This is some of the most fresh, charming holiday work I’ve seen come through my studio, or outside for that matter. I think it would sell really well. And at this moment, it’s crazy: it’s all brand-new from Jillian, so it’s all available for licensing in all categories!


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Come back tomorrow to see Part III.