Saturday, June 29, 2013


The first assignment is almost here for the Global Talent Search sponsored by Lilla Rogers Studio and I am so excited I can hardly contain my enthusiasm.  The anticipation is killing me!  I have been thinking over and over what the assignment could be and the answer eludes me.  I was thinking that it might be designing a party ensemble such as plate, napkin, cup, centerpiece, invites and gift bags. Oh, how cool would that be? But how do I know what will be the assignment for the contest?  I think trying to solve the question quells my anticipation.  I love to bounce ideas around and while I am painting, it's like a game to ponder the possibilities.
I think about all the talented artists that have signed up for this contest. and I wonder where I fall amongst them?  There is no way to know what plan they are hatching in the Lilla Rogers Studio, so I realize that it is endless trying to figure out what that will be.  But for me, for some reason, it's fun!  It's fun to contemplate all the different scenarios and wonder what the assignment will be.
For now, I will be shuffling around all the ideas in my mind and hope that one of the ideas I think of is the chosen assignment. That would be really cool?
Stay tuned...

Thursday, June 27, 2013


I have some news to let you in on.  A couple of days ago, I signed up to participate in a contest called the 'Global Talent Search'. It is being sponsored by Lilla Rogers Studio.  (you have to checkout her website  It is very 'cool'). The contest is for one chosen artist to receive 2 years of representation from Lilla Rogers Studio and a whole bunch of art licensing deals.

Although I am feeling a Iittle bit nervous...I know this is a great opportunity that I definitely want to be a part of because the potential is huge.  I am filled with so many emotions ranging from joy, exhilaration to anticipation. I am a little anxious to get started. Only one talented artist will be chosen, so the stakes are high.

Along the way, pursuing licensing has been challenging for me.  Many times I have wanted to throw in the towel but something bigger than me has kept me pursuing my dreams.  Perhaps fate has brought me to this potential opportunity. I have learned to never give up even though things do not look promising.  Never take no for an answer, even if other s are not in my corner. I am learning to hold tight to my dreams and somehow, someway my destiny will reveal itself to me.  I think that licensing is the path I was meant to take.  For some reason, my destiny has led me to this fantastic potential opportunity.  It would be a dream to be represented by Lilla Rogers Studio.

I have to ask myself, "Do I have the talent? Is this the right fit?" All I know is that I am excited for the chance and I am ready to let my creative energies do what they do best.  Create!!
Follow along with me as I journal my day to day experiences and the process of creating new art for this contest.  I am sure it will be fascinating to go through the creative and emotional ups and downs that it will take to make this dream a reality  I will be linking my blog posts to my painting blog, so you are sure to not miss anything.  Stay tuned!