MATS February Mini

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The prompt for the mini this month is “scenic plates”.  Though we’ve been assured that the large assignment next week isn’t actually going to be a plate, I couldn’t help but work up one of my sketches into vector art.  There’s a children’s book called “Happy Winter” that I love, and that, plus the recent snow, was my inspiration for this winter-y plate!

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MATS Manifesto

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An added project this month in MATS Bootcamp was to create a visual manifesto relating to “Make Art that Sells”. Though I just started the program, and I didn’t love my first project, I feel like part of the idea for enrolling was to push myself creatively and try to work on my process.  I chose to make a typographical poster, even though it’s out of my wheelhouse, and I feel pleased with what I got done.  I also feel like it appropriately reflects my feelings when I am trying to get a project done (particularly in bootcamp)…sometimes I have to remind myself to breathe & keep working, but I ultimately love it!


Make Art That Sells Bootcamp: Mini Project 1

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In order to grow & get a little handle on what’s trendy in the art licensing/surface/textile fields, I signed up for MATS Bootcamp with Lilla Rogers (a renowned art licensing agent and arts instructor).  The class has just begun, so far we have our first “mini”.  The prompt was “Edwardian Brooches”, so I have been doing a lot of doodling!  We will get a larger prompt in the 4th week of class that is thematically linked, so I’m pretty curious to know where we’re going with it.

In researching brooches, I was inspired most by the portrait images.  Fancy ladies in puff sleeves and high collars, men in monocles and bowlers (ok, maybe I’m adding the monocles, but I usually feel they’re a nice touch).

Here’s my first round of sketches, I’ll keep you updated on my progress!