keep on moving...

I've recently signed with a licensing agency and have been creating all kinds of work for the gift and home decor industries. It's fun to flex a different creative muscle and create images (shown comped here) for things like journals, notebooks, wall art, textiles, etc. It's a lot of fun. I've been working with a very sharp, energetic creative director who has the best sense of what manufacturers are seeking, what sells, color trends, thematic trends, and so on.  I haven't made a formal announcement as I am waiting for their new website to be up. My work was shown both at Surtex and the Licensing Expo in Vegas this spring. (photos coming)  I've always had pretty solid career goals, so this is something I really hope takes off. I would love to have a line of dishes, stationery and home decor products.

When students inspire the teacher...

So last night, I gave my illustration students an in-class assignment to loosen them up. I handed out 2 pieces of construction paper, a glue stick and a Sharpie to each-giving them no parameters, other than that they needed to use each material in some way. So fun to see how different minds think! They all had such a unique vision from torn bits to 3-D, breaking the border, etc. So proud...