Showcase: Make Art That Sells, Creating Collections for Home Decor

Read all about my experience taking the popular e-course Make Art That Sells Creating Home Decor Collections...

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Interview with Jane smith of bird meets worm

via Super Jane

Find out what it was like to start my greeting card line Paper Loop and how I make my...

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Designer Insights With Terry's Fabrics

via Terry's Fabrics

Find out what Sara's top choices are this season with her interview with Terry’s Fabrics.

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Modern Sewciety episode 065:: Windham Fabric Designers – Spring 2015 Collections

via Modern Sewciety

Modern Sewciety interviews the Windham fabric designers and I talk about my inspiration behind Sunnyside.

Listen to the interview here.

My work has been featured in Uppercase Issue #21

I am thrilled to be included with 99 other surface pattern designers in the pattern design issue of Uppercase Magazine!

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Moyo Festive Gift Guide {part 11 of 14}

via Make It In Design

Here is part 9 of our 14 part MOYO Festive Gift Guide. Today we are featuring Mel Smith, Lisa Yvette, Sara Franklin and Kate Mason.

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Pattern course showcase part 4 – Module 2 (Aug 2013 class)

via Make It In Design

We are really pleased to showcase more of the beautiful work from our very talented Module 2 students of ‘The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (the e-course) who took the course in August 2013. Here are more of our fantastic students & the work they have created over the 5 weeks in class.

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Sara Franklin and The Sellable Sketch

via Pattern Observer

Today we are proud to feature the work of Sara Franklin, a recent alumna of The Sellable Sketch Workshop. She created a beautiful collection over the course of this six week design class, drawing on her “love of abstract expressionism, the home decor market and the feeling of freedom when putting paint to paper!” 

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Module 1 Showcase - Part 4

via Rachael Taylor

Yet more fantastic designs to share with you today from our giftedModule 1 students of the surface pattern e-course! 

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Secret Squirrel Cold Brew
Creating the ultimate all-American cold brew coffee with Hawaiian beans and LA illustrators...

via Cool Hunting

Trevor and Rebecca Smith began their love affair with cold brew coffee by experimenting at home. Their adventures with beans, roasting profiles, brew times, filters and recipes led them to launch Secret Squirrel Cold Brew... 

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All Fixed Up
by M.C. Bowen, illustrated by Sara Jane Franklin, developed by Red Piggy Press
Age Range: 3 - 6

via Kirkus Reviews

"The colorful illustrations [of All Fixed Up] have the look of line drawings and watercolor on textured paper, creating the feel of a picture book."

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Illustrator Saturday - Sara Jane Franklin 

via Kathy Temean

Sara Jane Franklin is an illustrator and greeting card designer specializing in whimsical, line-based illustrations using watercolors, pen & ink drawings, markers, paper textures and hand lettering. Her art is whimsical for kids and kids at heart.

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Interview with Sara Jane Franklin Illustrating Her First Interactive Book, All Fixed Up 

via Mom Start

Sara Jane Franklin is the illustrator of All Fixed Up, a children’s book app for iPad that’s on Kickstarter until August 10. The book app is for kids whose parents travel a lot, including military parents. On Kickstarter, you’ll find exclusive project-related awards the general public will not be able to get when the campaign is over — so don’t miss out!

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All Fixed Up was Successfully Funded On Kickstarter! 

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Sara Jane Franklin:
All Fixed up 

via TheIspot.com

Sara Jane Franklin’s latest project, in conjunction with Red Piggy Press, is an interactive web book / iPad app called “All Fixed Up”. Designed to be fully customizable, the project is geared toward kids whose parents travel a lot for work.

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Sara Jane Franklin: Christmas In April 

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Sara Jane Franklin has been busy finishing up the new holiday card lineup for Paper Loop. “I love Christmas in the spring!” says Sara Jane. “It's a great excuse to listen to Vince Guaraldi's ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ while drawing cats in Santa hats and drinking a peppermint mocha.”

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Sara Jane Franklin:
Surf's Up! 

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Sara Jane Franklin was thrilled to finally get a chance to see one of her illustrated surfboards in person, hanging from the ceiling of the Billabong store at the CityWalk / Universal Studios Hollywood location.

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Sara Jane Franklin:
Paper Loop 

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Sara Jane Franklin’s wholesale brand, Paper Loop, is based in LA, but her sweet, funny cards appear in stationary, gift and museum shops nationwide. Here’s a sampling of Sara’s seasonal offerings, as well as a couple of perennial favorites.

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