MATS – Week 1 – Getting to the Root of the Platter

MATS – Week 1 – Getting to the Root of the Platter

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Illustration, S'Wicked Blog

Yeah, I know, really bad headline this week, but I couldn’t resist, given this week’s Make Art That Sells theme of root vegetables and casseroles. And, yes, I also know that a platter is not a casserole, but, eh—close enough. (Be easy on me: I’m starting to see patterns in my sleep. No, seriously. I […]

BIG. News. Followed by Even. BIGGER. News.

BIG. News. Followed by Even. BIGGER. News.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Books, Children's books, Christmas, S'Wicked Blog

I’ve been waiting excitedly for the time when I could share some BIG. News. And, now that time has come! Announcing…my second book, The Mitten. It’s a fresh take on the wonderful old Ukrainian folktale and, like Barnacle Carnival, is published by Jumping Jack Press. This time around, though, there’s a different illustrator on the […]

A Little Bit of This and MATS

A Little Bit of This and MATS

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Illustration, S'Wicked Blog

I could have slept a little later, yesterday, but I was too excited. Because, yesterday, I started on another new learning adventure—Lilla Rogers’ Make Art That Sells class (a.k.a. MATS). For those of you unfamiliar with Lilla Rogers and her courses, Lilla is a rock-star art licensing guru. (Yes, she is both a rock star […]

More Patterny-Pattern Fun

More Patterny-Pattern Fun

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Christmas, S'Wicked Blog, Wrapping

I’m in between the wonderful MIID Summer School program, and the upcoming MATS course I’ll be taking from Lilla Rogers. But, I don’t want the learnin’-good-stuff momentum to stop, so I’ve been taking Bonnie Christine’s excellent CreativeLive course, Design Surface Patterns from Scratch. (If you’re interested in surface pattern design, I recommend this course without […]