Make Art That Sells: The Wrap Up

I can't believe I just finished another five intense weeks with Lilla Rogers’ epic class Make Art That Sells. At first I thought I was nuts to retake this course, but boy I'm so glad I did. Something clicked the second time around for me as I had more time to focus and digest the information. I really enjoyed each week thoroughly including bolt fabric, home decor, children's books, gift and my most favorite week of all: wall art. I feel like I have a much better understanding of my style and what I like to create. I am calling myself a hybrid artist, because I like to mix and match my techniques to dance between digital and handdrawn. There are advantages to each, and this time around, I found that experimenting more with Illustrator but also keeping with my handdrawn textures and elements was a fun and refreshing way for me to work. The gift market assignment was based on my collections. Well, what do I collect? Since I'm a California girl, I have a robust flip flop collection. I also dream of Hawaiian vacations and collect anything cat related. So there you have it! My collections were combined into this themed zipper pouch in a hyper lush style using all of my inspirations. And so the Beach Cats were born...