Make art that sells with Lilla Rogers

by Sarah June 01, 2013


On Monday, I am beginning a 5 week course that I have been patiently waiting and anticipating since the beginning of the year. Part of my interest as an interior designer and an artist is how you actually make a viable product for sale and what different markets exist out there to sell your products.

The course I will be taking is called Make Art that Sells and is a collaboration between Lilla Rogers, owner of Lilla Rogers Studio and Beth Kempton of Do What You Love. Part A is 5 weeks and includes Bolt Fabrics, Home Decor, Children’s Books, Wall Art and Gift markets.

Through the course of the projects, I will be posting here to show you my progress and my solutions to the weekly assignments. Part of taking a course like this is to open yourself to new ideas, explore and make art. I have been busily drawing the last two days just to get back into a creative flow and to think about what the course means to me personally. Both the pieces you see above, I created on architectural tracing paper using black sharpie pen, prismacolor markers and pencils, neon pencil and then I scanned each into photoshop and illustrator to produce what you see here.

The inspiration for the bottom drawing came from a photo I took on a visit up to Lake Tahoe. I love Robert Frosts poem, The Road Not Taken and this symbolizes the journey I am about to begin with this course. The first drawing was inspired by another sketch and the city in the sun piece below but this time I added Lilla’s school in the middle and changed the colors of the piece slightly to experiment.


{city in the sun: acrylic on wood panel}

I am beyond excited to make art, create and explore color (one of my favorite things) and ready to GO BACK TO SCHOOL. I hope you will join me here on the blog throughout the summer and enjoy the CREATIVITY.





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