ooh - its a blog parade!

So, the Making Art that Sells  class I took back in July and part B which starts up again in a few short weeks (yay!) has made me do all sorts of things...

First it made me make CRAZY amounts of awesome artwork in 6 short weeks...

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Aftwewards, I purchased some video seminars from Surtex, as Lillas class made me realize I would like to build up a portfolio for licensing and surface pattern design.

Then to keep the creative juices flowing, I signed up for a fabulous and fun painting e course (currently in progress) called Daring Adventures in Paint. Here are a few of my favorite in progress paintings.

untitled acrylic paintings, 10" x 10" 4 of my in progress paintings for the class - Daring Adventures in Paint - taught by Mati Rose McDonough 

untitled acrylic paintings, 10" x 10"
4 of my in progress paintings for the class - Daring Adventures in Paint - taught by Mati Rose McDonough 

Then I entered a surface pattern design competition

Then I ran my first half-marathon.  (Wait - that's not related... but I wanted to share!) 

And today I am in a blog parade... It's all due to a wonderful (and private - sorry!) group which exists only online, and has emerged from the Making Art the Sell / Lilla Rogers' e-course. This international group of like minded artists has provided wonderful feedback and support and has been a valuable resource during and since the course. I have friends & supporters from all around the globe and it is a wonderful and vibrant - and ÜBER ÜBER ÜBER TALENTED - community.

I thought I would use this post as an opportunity to share here a few things I've been working on. 

Some recent design projects include: a few small brochure projects for Haverford College, a logo refresh for a NY law firm, a brochure for a company which specializes in home renovations, a poster for a public art project celebrating Mental Health recovery, a brochure for the awesome Fairmount & Queen Village Art Centers (in Philly) and last but my NO means least, a super fun illustration project! 

Map of Media, PA for Main Line Parent Magazine  |  illustrated by Barb Chotiner

Map of Media, PA for Main Line Parent Magazine  |  illustrated by Barb Chotiner

This family fun guide / map of Media, PA was something I Illustrated for the new issue of Main Line Parent magazine. That was a pretty fun job, as well as a labor of love!

Thanks for reading my words & please now get your little mouse or wacom pen & head on over to Julia's blog (aka MOOGBEE)! Julia is a super nice and super talented artist who also lives in the fine state of Pennsylvania. 

A final notes... thank you Linda for setting this BLOG PARADE up. And - a long overdue thank you to Ashley @ the Smash Works for including me in her showcase of Global Talent Search submissions.

Happy Monday Everybody!