Month: January 2013
See more of Allison’s treasure boxes here.
“I’m over the moon excited about seeing my work transformed into pillows, a COUCH, vases, plates, picture frames, sweet embroidery hoops and more from Creative Coop at the Atlanta Gift Show!
I was delighted to spot Helen’s fabulous prints at Wild Child in Arlington yesterday. These are prints she did for Zutano. Love them! Sorry for the tag in the way of the peacock! –Lilla
“One of the fun things about attending a show like Printsource is that you never know what goodies you might go home with! I was happy to catch up with the lovely team from Camelot Fabrics at the show and they brought with them the strikeoffs for my new fabric collections, Festive Forest and Happy Jungle. Both collections will be in stores this upcoming March/April!”
A friend’s husband asked me to produce a picture of his wife and dog.
This is the type of request that I’d normally politely decline and that I’ve managed to avoid through out my career. But I know Mercedes likes my style and has bought several prints of my work as gifts for friends plus I also LOVE drawing dogs. And Mark made it very clear he didn’t want a portrait just a “sense” of his wife and dog in my style.
I submitted three ideas – and by chance they were each in different seasons – Mark then asked me to do a set of four through the seasons so the scale of the job quadrupled making it a much more interesting project.
It gave me the opportunity to play around more with scale and composition and viewpoints.
They spend a lot of time in Norfolk and so the summer image is set on the beach there.
The only downside of the project was while I was working on it I had to avoid meeting up with Mercedes and Stanley, for our occasional walk and a coffee, as I hated the idea of having a secret even if it was a nice one!
Lilla, Patty, Jennifer, and Allison are having a great time at Printsource and looking good doing so! – Julia
“Hi, I was asked to submit a piece to this show that opens Saturday, January 12 at Fifth Floor Gallery. Fifth Floor (located at 502 Chung King Rd) is a wonderful design/art hybrid space in the heart of LA’s unique Chinatown neighborhood. The show includes over 100 participants from LA and beyond all contributing unique flags. All work will be for sale for $150. Organized by Paul W. Evans. I’m very happy to be contributing!”