Surtex 2014: Exhibiting for the First Time

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in News, Surtex | 17 Comments
Surtex 2014: Exhibiting for the First Time

Well, I did it! I exhibited at Surtex, one of the largest art licensing trade shows in the United States, for the very first time last month. If you want to know what made me jump in feet first, I wrote about my decision in an earlier blog post. I’m happy to say that my […]

Cultivate Art Collective Surtex 2014 Video

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in News, Surtex | No Comments
Cultivate Art Collective Surtex 2014 Video

Our video is up on the Surtex homepage! As you know, I’ll be exhibiting at Surtex this year with the Cultivate Art Collective, and talented Collective member, Renée of Robo Roku, was kind enough to create our promotional video. Check it out below:

Cultivate Art Collective Sea Art Blog Hop

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in News, Projects, Surtex | 3 Comments
Cultivate Art Collective Sea Art Blog Hop

Today the Cultivate Art Collective is doing a blog hop! This year at Surtex, May 18- 20, I’ll be exhibiting with nine other Collective members, and today’s blog hop is to showcase the diverse talent of our group. The theme of our first blog hop is “Sea,” and it has been interpreted, re-imagined, and beautifully […]

Field Trip! Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Out & About, Surtex | No Comments
Field Trip! Aquarium of the Pacific

Time for another field trip! Though I’ve lived in the Los Angeles area most of my life, I’ve never been to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach before. But since I was thinking about creating an ocean-themed design for Surtex, it seemed the perfect time to visit. I’m not used to taking photos […]

Field Trip! Los Angeles Arboretum

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Inspiration, Out & About, Surtex | No Comments
Field Trip! Los Angeles Arboretum

I try to take my own reference photos whenever I can, so I took some time out to visit the Los Angeles Arboretum for some botanical inspiration. Do you remember the 70’s TV show Fantasy Island with Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize? The house with the tower featured in the opening credits where Tatoo rings […]

Surtex 2014 – Go Big Or Go Home!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in News, Surtex | 6 Comments
Surtex 2014 – Go Big Or Go Home!

So much has happened in the last several months that I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it all. I’ve been taking Rachael Taylor’s fabulous courses in The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (ABSPD), and this month I finished PART A of Lilla Rogers’ course, Make Art That Sells (MATS), which has […]