A little hippie zen for you today. Art by Kate Mason. Animation by Natasha Dewitz.
Welcome to “Masha & Her Sisters”. I love telling stories, so when the Chronicle Books kid’s team asked me to expand the world of my stationery character, Masha, it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to grow the character & myself. I reconnected with a passion for telling stories through time and space, and found a new joy in the art of book-making.
The story came from my heart since I grew-up the middle of 3 sisters. It’s about love & sisterhood, and finding & embracing your thing. Each doll portrays a unique talent or interest while the family becomes a “perfect fit” through its shared diversity.
I hope the book inspires love, sisterhood, imagination & exploration to Masha fans, young & old! Many thanks to my team at @chroniclebooks. You can buy my book here.
Lots of love,
Meet stylish Madeline and her peppy dog Coco. Art by Anne Bentley.
Animation by Natasha Dewitz. Contact us for more information.
See Sarah’s portfolio here.
Happy Valentines’ Day!
Hope you have a day filled with love!
Images from Godiva website.
The packaging is stunning and captures the playful wit and colorful palette of Sarajo’s work. As part of this project, Godiva flew Sarajo over to Japan to meet with the Godiva team and speak at the unveiling of this special collection. What an amazing experience!
photos by Sarajo
Sarajo captured this journey to Japan through a series of beautiful photographs and we’ll be sharing all of those with you this Tuesday, Feb. 7th on Lilla’s Instagram Feed @lillarogers. Be sure to follow along in the fun and see how this wonderful collection came to be. And while you’re at it, go ahead and buy some of these yummy chocolates for yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day.
The Studio Ladies
This article was appropriately titled “Colorful Portraits of Curious People You’ll Want to Meet”. Here is an excerpt and a few of the images she featured.
“Influenced by vintage pottery, fashion, and mid-century architecture, Anne M. Bentley paints curious portraits of mysterious folks. Clad in oversized sunglasses and 70s-inspired outfits, they pose with big cats, poodles, and feathered friends.”
What nonsense have the ladies at Lilla Rogers Studio gotten themselves into this time? Announcing Lilla’s Art Menagerie
Art by Katie Vernon
We’re excited to let our favorite art directors know about a special upcoming event: Lilla’s Art Menagerie. It will be a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork that will be revealed January 5th in a private, password-protected gallery.
We were thinking: how can we make it really easy for you to see loads of new work without traveling? No flight, no hotel, no cabs! And why not get our brilliant artists to generate new work for an online event?
So we asked our artists to create exciting new work around the themes you request the most often. They were game. Then I thought, why don’t I make a bunch of trend boards just for our artists to motivate and inspire them?
Some of the trend boards that I made for my artists for the Menagerie. Topics range from winter holiday, Valentine’s, summer florals, editorial maps, mod kitchen, and tons more.
So when do you get to see all this new fabulous work?
You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk on Thursday, January 5th!
How will you access the work?
You’ll get an email with a link and a special password where you can view the work.
Art by Clairice Gifford
Art by Marenthe
Art by Flora Waycott
Art by Zoe Ingram
Art by Suzy Ultman
Art by Terri Fry Kasuba
Stay tuned on Instagram for our artists’ banners. Art by Carolyn Gavin.
We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!
I’m so excited to be able to share with you that I’m one of the 12 lucky artists that have been commissioned to design a snowflake as part of Liverpool, UK city centre’s popular Snowflake Trail.
I found out at the end of October that I had been chosen & it has been a whirlwind of planning, painting, sanding & organising a very large amount of Adobe Illustrator vinyl files ever since. The sculptures were provided as white blank canvases for all of the artists to decorate & apply their artwork to whilst making them weatherproof ahead of their outdoor installation.
This completely FREE event is organised by Open Culture who are a Community Interest Company with the mission to increase the profile of & engagement with arts & culture in Merseyside.
My son Blayke and I on opening night
I feel so honoured to be part of such a diverse & talented group of artists & it has been a very enjoyable process whilst being challenging at the same time. It was such a fantastic experience to be able to turn my creative vision into a festive reality. I have been documenting the process through a series of blog posts & you can follow the #snowflaketrail tag on social media for news along with my own personal posts via Instagram / Twitter / Facebook for a behind the scenes perspective.
With special thanks to Rachael Treacher & everyone at Open Culture for organising everything so well & being so friendly & welcoming. Also a huge thank you to Joe Wigzell & Sarah Lyons at Roland DG UK for their help, expertise & advice with my vinyl designs. Here is my design concept & description, I hope you like it! It is located by Elliot Street / Clayton Square by the new steps in Liverpool, UK’s city centre.
“My vision was to create a pattern that makes you feel uplifted, happy and festive, whilst reflecting the multi-cultural nature and vibrant city of Liverpool. This dynamic design incorporates a revelation of colour, a diverse range of varying scales to produce a visual snowy delight and multi-faceted piece.”
My snowflake as a blank canvas to apply my design to
Me sanding my snowflake to get a good quality finish in the artists workshop
Image credit: Snowflake Trail Press Day
Being interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside for their breakfast show
My working concept design – ‘Snowy Celebration’
Starting to add vinyls to create my design – with thanks to Roland DG UK for generously printing the vinyls
Continuing to work on the front and back of my snowflake with my vinyls with a view to the public
You can just spot my snowflake behind the Snowflake Trail branding!
My snowflake finally in location after weeks of hard work!
The stand for my snowflake with my name and description of the design
My little boy Blayke being interviewed for TV