It snowed here in NYC last night :)
I spent time finishing up my journal cover for Lilla Rogers Bootcamp 2015
I got a late start on sketching, but I really enjoyed this one.
Our mini assignment was to sketch Edwardian brooches.
I got a little off track when I spotted a baby bear and tree on Pinterest,
while looking at images.
For those of you who don't know, Lilla is a licensing agent who has paired up with
Beth Kempton, Do What You Love, in the UK to offer online classes
that help hone your skills and gain a better understanding of the business.
I took her intensive 5 week class, Make Art That Sells 3A last spring.
I learned a lot and gained more confidence.
Melissa Iwai convinced me that Bootcamp was just as helpful, with deadlines
end of each month rather than weekly, encompassing 5 months and for less $
The only drawback is that you don't have a chance to have your work reviewed
by Lilla, herself, but finished pieces are displayed in the Bootcamp Galleries.
You can view last year's projects here.
Our final assignment was to create a journal cover. You could incorporate your sketches
and reference in any way you like. I'm not the only artist who chose to frame animals
and I almost resisted the urge, but I take do what you love pretty seriously!
It's funny, because I often sketch frames and animals in frames, "hanging" salon style.
Some of mine took on more of a Mexican folk look, with the bright color and flowers,
but I'm happy with the mix. Lilla stresses to make what you would buy for yourself.
So I try! and hope that others share my taste in art and products :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Lena is taking a snow day ... Zzzzzz