Friday, December 19, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

50 Markets of Illustration - by Illustrator and Author John Roman

I have recently started to create some exclusive artwork for the fabulous Minted online shop and my first challenge was met by a very unexpected but pleasant surprise - I was awarded one of the Editor's picks! My artwork can be purchased here.

© 2014 Alessandra Colombo - Geometric Blues

My guest today is John Roman, an illustrator, author and educator at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston for the past 22 years. John has also written a very informative illustrated eBook called 50 Markets of Illustration, which will be launched in a special event by The Norman Rockwell Museum on January 31st, 2015.


I am thankful to John for featuring one of my licensed images in his book!

Ocean Dream - © Alessandra Colombo

John is interested in illustrated maps of all types and technical topics such as linear perspective drawing. He is inspired by the honor and challenge of being a “professional” artist.

© John Roman

More about John:

YOU REALLY LOVE: Being self-employed and succeeding at it.

YOU DON'T REALLY LIKE: Any artist who disrespects (in any way) the work of any other artist.

A FAVORITE SOMETHING: Combining my art with my writing. It completes the whole package.

© John Roman

A SUCCESSFUL EVENT IN YOUR LIFE: Any time my work is accepted into a national show.

A FUN MEMORY: Having the enormous good fortune to have been assigned to be roommates with poet Robert Bly at one of his weekend conferences!

YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD: My work and mentoring as a teacher and educator.

© John Roman

THE NEXT CHAPTER IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE: Continue on my present path.

SOMETHING HELPFUL TO ANOTHER ARTIST: Be “yourself” with your art. Unique. Original. True to your own visions...and don’t stoop to following any other artist’s path by copying or mimicking his/her technique or style.



Find out more about John Roman and his work here: www.johnromanillustration.com

© John Roman


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oil Painting - Plein Air Painter Kelly Medford


In recent weeks I traveled to Rome and got to immerse myself in the rhythm of that ancient city for a few days - far too short of a time for such a grand city but still enough to get inspired and reconnect with fine art.

It was equally enjoyable to connect up with Kelly Medford, an American plein air painter living in Italy since 2005. She paints daily and teaches sketchbook journaling. Kelly is also the founder and leader of Sketching Rome Tours.


Artist Kelly Medford

YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN/ART STYLE: Impressionism.


© Kelly Medford

THE MAIN INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WORK: Light.

© Kelly Medford

YOU REALLY LOVE: Riding my bike.

© Kelly Medford

YOU DON'T REALLY LIKE: Being indoors all day.

© Kelly Medford

A FAVORITE SOMETHING: Pentalic watercolor sketchbook.

© Kelly Medford

A SUCCESSFUL EVENT IN YOUR LIFE: Being the first foreigner to win 1st place at one of the most prominent plein air paint-outs in Italy.

© Kelly Medford

A FUN MEMORY: Spending my 30th birthday in Granada, Spain
with complete strangers and having a fabulous time.


YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD: Inspiring others to create art and explore their creativity.


THE NEXT CHAPTER IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE: To expand sketching Rome tours and urban sketching in Italy.

© Kelly Medford

SOMETHING HELPFUL TO ANOTHER ARTIST: Work everyday and accept where you are while always working toward
a vision of your own personal definition of greatness.

Find out more about Kelly's inspiring paintings and classes here:




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Partnering with Non-Profit Organizations - Artist Charles R. Ott, Jr.

I've been away for the past few months taking care of some personal affairs and am just now getting back to business. In my travels abroad I visited a few fine art exhibits, one of which was the Van Gogh - L' Uomo e La Terra (Man and the Earth). It was inspiring and refreshing to see such beautiful works!

Palazzo Reale - Milano, Italy

Speaking of fine art, I am very pleased to publish this new interview with Charles R. Ott, Jr., business owner of Steel City Artist Illustrations & Digital Art.

Charles is a self-taught architectural illustrator and digital artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He specializes in creating intricately detailed hand-drawn pen & ink illustrations of prominent architectural landmarks and colorful digital paintings. Charles' fine art is featured in art galleries, businesses and thousands of homes across the country including the White House.

© Charles R. Ott, Jr. - City of Pittsburgh

He created and co-founded his own charity art foundation along with three other prominent Pittsburgh artists. They are known collectively as the Humanitarian Artists of Pittsburgh and donate many of their original fine art and prints for charitable events and fundraisers in their area. For this Christmas season they have formed a partnership with the Salvation Army and WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh for Project Bundle Up - it serves needy children and senior citizens by helping them to purchase new winter outerwear to stay warm during the cold winter months in western Pennsylvania.

© Charles R. Ott, Jr. - Walt Disney World "Cinderella Castle"

Here are some additional notes about Charles and his life as an artist:

YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN/ART STYLE: "Most of my fine art falls in the style of traditional and digital realism. My pen & ink illustration of the Walt Disney World 'Cinderella Castle' has become a favorite amongst my thousands of fans around the world."

THE MAIN INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WORK: "My fine art focuses mainly on the history, landmarks, old college mains, steel mills, people and sports of my hometown of Pittsburgh.

YOU REALLY LOVE: "Drawing. I started doing it around the age of seven and set my sights on becoming a professional illustrator at a young age. Over the past thirty plus years, I have created thousands of drawings."

A FAVORITE SOMETHING: "The personal stories which come about as a result of my illustrations and paintings."

A SUCCESSFUL EVENT IN YOUR LIFE: "One successful event which stands out was a very detailed pen & ink illustration I created of the White House. The illustration was done as a gift to President Bill Clinton shortly after his inauguration which I sent to the White House. The illustration can be seen featured on my Steel City Artist fine art website in the pen & ink gallery for national landmarks. I can still picture my mother standing on the front porch holding the letter from the White House and how excited she was as I made my way home and out of my vehicle.

I was honored that the president actually took the time out of his busy schedule to personally thank me for the illustration, which both he and the First Lady personally signed. I was told it would be permanently displayed in the White House. Since that time, I have sent a print to each sitting president and will continue to send one to each president throughout my lifetime."

A FUN MEMORY: "A trip that my family & I won to Walt Disney World. Our hometown bank was opening a brand new location and they were giving away the trip as their grand prize. My mother was a bit reluctant to even sign the form seeing how in most cases you never win anything. Then of course with a little Tinkerbell pixie dust, the tide turned and she received word from the bank president that we actually had won. My dad planned the trip around a very rare night launch of the Space Shuttle in late November, 1989. That entire week in Orlando and watching the Space Shuttle launch near Cocoa Beach was magical beyond words and the weather was absolutely spectacular."

YOUR CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD: "My illustrations and paintings have become a part of me throughout my life and each creation has its own unique identity. It is rewarding to know that you are creating your own history and to know that your art is displayed in thousands of homes. I would hope that the fine art that I create continues to capture people in profound and meaningful ways and inspires others to make it their life's work as it did for me."

THE NEXT CHAPTER IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE: "I'd like to continue drawing and painting and work more towards creating partnerships with companies who would be interested in licensing and publishing some of my work."

SOMETHING HELPFUL TO ANOTHER ARTIST: "As with anything in life, if you have a passion for what you love to do than you have already won. You should be willing to put all of your energy, time and fortitude into realizing your dream. It is possible to be successful as a professional artist but it often does take patience, time and the right connections. Do not ever give up regardless of what anyone might say to prevent you from becoming the success you dream of and that goes for whatever path you decide to take in your life."

© Charles R. Ott, Jr. - Heinz Memorial Chapel

© Charles R. Ott, Jr. - Penn State University "Old Main"

Find out more about Charles and his fine art at http://steelcityartist.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Market Place for Independent Design - Minted.com

This has been a wild, wild week, so many different things have happened, some not so pleasant but mostly fun and positive. One of them involves some of my artwork for the Japanese market. More to come on that soon!

© 2013 Alessandra Colombo

The other cool happening was to find out more about another great community of creatives. Their work is not only fun and fresh, but I like their approach to their online business with a large platform of opportunities they offer to both new and veteran artists and their clients, too. I am talking about Minted.com!

Their purpose is, and I quote, "to uncover exceptional design from all over the world and bring this to savvy consumers who won't accept anything else."

They host a series of contests and other fun opportunities. They have a lot of great items for just about everyone - wedding invitations, business cards, Valentine's gifts, art and much more. They also have an adorable page for Baby Announcements!

© Griffinbell Paper Co. for Minted.com - Card

© Lori Wemple for Minted.com - Card

And here is the scoop: designers receive a commission on their sales. To become featured on Minted, the artists go through a "Design Challenge." Basically, as long as the community at large and the customers like a design, it stays featured on Minted. For more detailed information, you can check out www.minted.com/design-challenge. This should answer most questions regarding their designer relationships.

© Snow & Ivy for Minted.com - Journal Cover

What else? If you are up for a trendy and inspirational art challenge you might want to consider this one, a fabulous Minted and West Elm partnership! Their prizes are also fabulous. There are cash awards for the top 20 place finishers, as well as special West Elm and Editor's Picks awards! All winning designs will receive a commission on top of the cash prize, too!

© Susie Allen for Minted.com - Journal Cover

Find out more about Minted at Minted.com and Minted.com/blog. You can also follow them on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Brief Tips & Tricks in Art Licensing


Sometime ago a licensed artist wrote this up in answer to a question from a couple of newbies: how does one go about getting one's art sold or licensed as greeting cards? I am republishing her answer here, with her permission. 

As a note regarding my blog policy – you're welcome to comment on this posting if you wish to contribute to it; please keep in mind two important criteria: 1. constructive criticism and 2. respectful dialogue. Inclusion in my blog is not an endorsement of a particular point of view but only a recognition that we can learn from open conversation among a diversity of perspectives.

How to get your art published (licensed or sold) on cards: 

1. Choose a holiday (valentine's) or sending situation (birthday-feminine) to work on.

2. Design a dozen and include your best art skills, typography, color, sentiment, trends and just work on the cover - not the inside - for now.

3. Work to size (5 x 7 approx.), use your best paper, pens -whatever your medium is.

4. Print out each one separately, in color, and make sure your complete identification, contact info, logo, etc. is on each page.

5. Research your list of clients to send these examples of your skills to – i.e. humor or photo only card companies don't want to see your watercolor florals. General card companies do. Your research will guide you as to which companies your art will fit into, or even if they take submissions, and what their schedule is. Read the 2010 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market, or other similar books, to get a list going of companies to send to.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Future Editorials

It has been awhile since I published a new interview. I have been very busy on some personal projects and will continue to be so for a while longer. In the meantime, I will re-publish some of the most read articles, interviews, and occasionally will also publish some of my new artwork like the ones shown below.






Here's wishing everyone a wonderful summer!




Thursday, July 24, 2014

African-American Life - 3D Folk Art Story Quilts, Cloth Dolls, Paintings and Collage work by Artist Denise E. Allen

Today I'd like to publish a story largely as it was originally written by its author. It's a great story and I welcome Artist Denise E. Allen to this community!

"My name is Denise E. Allen. The name of my store is Allen's 19th Century General Store and Folk Art Gallery. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. and have six sisters and two brothers. All of my sisters and myself take after our beautiful mother, Bernice Butler, who was a self-taught seamstress, needleworker, doll maker and painter. All of my sisters do some form of needlework art.

Although I do not consider myself a seamstress like my talented sisters, I also make clothing reminiscent of colonial styled dresses women wore back in the early 1900's. My needlework career began as a result of my mother's death more than 32 years ago.

After graduating from Jr. High School I wanted to attend a specialized High School to pursue a career in fashion. Unfortunately when I applied they told me that it was out of my district. It seemed as though my true calling would never come to pass and I felt kind of like a lost soul until the day that I walked into a Woolworth Store in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Fulton Street. I began walking around the store aimlessly until I found myself in the Needlework Department. Suddenly, I found myself looking closely at all of the beautiful needlework yarns, threads, fabrics and paints.

The thing that really got my attention was the embroidery kits. I was enthralled and mesmerized by them. Something in me changed that day just by going in that store finding myself surrounded by beautiful needlework art. I decided to buy a small embroidery kit. Once I threaded that embroidery needle and pulled the thread through the linen fabric I finally realized that I had found my calling and my destiny - it was needlework art.

What's exciting about my creative work is that I get the opportunity to tell stories that I feel are very important about African American life, culture and history. There are so many people who are not interested in our history but are more open to listening, looking and reading about it via the 3D story quilts, dolls and story boards I make. The other interesting part of the creative work I do is that I get the opportunity to meet all kinds of interesting people that add positively to my life. The last but not least exciting thing about my creative work is that I have been able to make a pretty good living selling my art to people who love and appreciate the work that I do.

My inspiration came directly from recurring dreams I had when I was just a little girl. I must have been between the age of 7 or 10. It all begin one night when I began having these recurring dreams night after night about hundreds of faceless African American people who were kind, loving, innocent and happy. Even though they were faceless I was able to see through through their beautiful innocent souls. In these recurring dreams these harmless people lived in a close knit old-fashioned community where everybody worked together in unity and joy.

My favorite tool/medium are a few things. The most important tool in my work is actually my hands. All of my creative energy flows from my vivid imagination and mind into and through my hands. Without the use of my agile hands I wouldn't be able to sew, paint and embroider. The next tool that I use that is extremely important is my 100 plus year old non-electric treadle sewing machine my husband bought me over 20 years ago. It works like a charm. Even though I only use it for straight sewing stitches it has served me well in the story quilts, dolls and clothing I've been making these many years. These are the same sewing machines that my Amish neighbors use to make their quilt tops, aprons, dresses and trousers and shirts for their husbands and sons.

I began by buying embroidery and needlepoint kits and teaching myself how to master the various types of embroidery stitches. I also studied and learned about famous needlework artists and designers - my favorite one being Erica Wilson, a well known and well loved embroidery artist. I also joined the Embroider's Guild of America, one of the most important and influential needlework organizations in the world. I decided I wanted to design and stitch my own embroidery kits but I had one big problem - I couldn't draw, so I taught myself.

Eventually, I was becoming more happy with how my drawings and coloring were coming along and kept working hard. Just when I thought it was time to go full speed ahead, I was introduced to a business woman who had heard about my embroidery work and wanted to take a look at it. She told me that I should consider making black cloth dolls instead of my embroidery work. I thought this woman had lost her mind.

After a few years passed I was still doing my embroidery work but not making the progress I had anticipated and hoped for. One day I said a little prayer and asked the good Lord to help me - guess what I heard Him say - you guessed it. Start making dolls. I couldn't believe my ears but I knew in instinctively that I was to listen to that small voice.

Once I began making Early American cloth dolls, I discovered something amazing; not only did the people enjoy buying the dolls but many of the buyers felt that these dolls seemed so real; they seemed to have a real personality. Case in point, one evening I had just completed two black slave dolls, a husband and wife. The next morning I awoke to see my husband sitting in front of the dolls. He felt my presence and turned around with tears in his eyes. I asked him what was the matter. He told me that the dolls seemed so real; he felt their pain and misery; their courage and strength to keep going no matter how great that pain. I began crying too.

One of the things I haven't been able to do very successfully is draw faces to my liking, nevertheless, most people seem to think that the faces have character and fit each individual doll. It could be that it's just meant to be that way, otherwise the dolls would just look like ordinary folk dolls rather than dolls that seem to have a personality of their own.

I am a member of VAGA - A NYC organization called Visual Artists Copyrights Worldwide. I've just completed a story booklet titled "The 911 Folk Art Story Quilt Booklet." It's a story about losing my only child in the attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001. All the proceeds from the sale of these Booklets go directly to my son's endowed scholarship in Savannah, GA. You can learn more about the booklet on my website at www.deniseeallen.com.

Currently, I am in the process of putting together another folk art booklet. This one is going to be a lot of fun. It will have small affordable folk art quilts for sale, limited edition art prints and folk art tiles, paper dolls, vintage antiques and some of my handmade dresses and blouses. I will also include stories about 18th and 19th needlework stories and history and will feature Needlework Artists personal stories about their work."


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Art on the Road Series - Cathy Heck Studio

It's been quite a month of post-Surtex follow-ups and recharging batteries - basically letting the experience of Surtex settle in while also enjoying a nice trip to Europe on some family business. This year, I'm feeling particularly refreshed with some new creative ideas, including increasing the focus of this blog to merge two of my loves - traveling to new places and uncovering the local artists and manufacturers there.

The Moon from My Attic Presents: 


In this spirit, I'm going to start including a periodic feature on the blog we're calling "Art on the Road," where we'll try to meet artists in their own studios! To kick off this new series, we had the honor, privilege, and joy to meet and interview Cathy Heck in her studio in Austin, Texas!
                                
Artist Cathy Heck in her Studio


It was a great experience - not only did we get to explore her creative vision and talk technique, we also got to really get to know each other and chat about life over lovely tea! And, like tasty icing on the most beautiful of cakes, we also got to tour her studio - and what a studio! The way she has set it up is like a mixture of the most creative environment you can imagine while also having a highly organized workflow - all with to-die-for indirect natural lighting and a stunning view overlooking downtown Austin.

Austin, Texas

Of course, it wasn't always so - she started her art career studying under a fabulous art professor who encouraged her to "use as much paper as you need" which gave her the permission to practice practice practice, such that now she can quickly sketch almost anything from any angle and in any position, literally from right out of her head. It has also resulted in her unique, highly recognizable hand, which is at once joyful, playful, and utterly charming.

Cathy Heck Studio

From there she ventured to New York, where she spent several years as an Art Director and gained extensive insight into the other side of the art and illustration world, working with artists and further developing her own craft.


As a result, she gained a wealth of experience and insight into how products are developed, marketed, and sold to retailers and eventually the end consumer. After making the leap to art licensing many years ago, her creative team has grown to include her husband and daughters - it truly has become a family affair!


Since she got her start in the art licensing industry when it was still in its early days, she has a great perspective on the changes in the industry as well as in the consumer marketplace. Consumer expectations have evolved and have become more personal as well as less static. As an example, she related how a good selling design might sell for five or more years in those early days, while now even a very popular design may last only a couple of seasons.


But perhaps the most surprising and enjoyable aspect of our visit was the opportunity to talk not just about the mechanical aspects of the creative process and the techniques she uses to create her art, but also about what it means to create art from the perspective of the head AND the heart. It was thrilling to explore how we surface our passion and purpose for doing what we do as well as analyzing and critiquing our work, ourselves, and the world around us in the process.

Vision, creative work, and joy - in many ways that sums up our visit!

(See the video tour of our visit)

For more information on Cathy Heck Studio,
visit her website: www.cathyheckstudio.com
and her blog: www.cathyhecknurseryart.com/blog


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2014 - by Special Correspondent and Artist Ming Platt

While I was off for a few weeks taking care of some family business and getting some R&R, our fabulous editor and fellow artist Ming Platt attended the LIMA trade show in Las Vegas. She provided us a summary of the show below. Be sure to also check out an additional great article about the show on her own blog!



Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2014
by Special Correspondent and Artist Ming Platt

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Las Vegas during the annual International Licensing Expo. It was a fun and educational experience learning more about licensing and branding. I am really excited that Alex has invited me to share some of my discoveries with you!

The Expo is grouped into 5 industry categories: Art + Design, Brands + Agents, Fashion + Lifestyle, Sourcing + Production, and Characters + Entertainment. I focused mainly on Art + Design as it is the most relevant to my interests. But, I have to admit that I had lots of fun visiting the other areas as well - there were so many fun and iconic characters present in the entertainment area, my kids would have been in heaven seeing all of their favorite television personalities!

It seemed to me that the Expo is where you want to show if you have reached that point where you have experienced a lot of success in licensing and are ready to take yourself to the next level and establish your art as a brand. It may not be the best venue for a newer artist to debut but it could bring a great deal of attention and success to an established artist who is poised to expand and really go big.

I got the feeling that an unknown artist at the expo could easily get lost in the sea of celebrity status brands, agents and artists and from what I understand it is also quite a bit more expensive to show at the expo than at some of the other industry shows. The most successful Licensing Expo booths really took it to the next level and were extremely well designed - I loved seeing all of the amazing booth designs that went way beyond the standard set up. Exhibitors created memorable and impactful environments to really draw attendees in and experience their brands in a big way.

Despite feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the greatness, it was a wonderful opportunity to visit booths of art agents and talk with exhibiting artists. There were quite a few exciting new brands debuting at this years expo and they received a lot of positive attention. I think the show was an exciting peek into what is possible if that is where you want your business to go. Or, if you are simply looking for an agent, then attending the licensing expo could be a great way to see some of the successful agents that are out there and possibly find one that could be a good fit for you.

I hope that this information is helpful to anyone thinking about attending or exhibiting at next year's Licensing Expo. It sure was a lot of fun and very inspiring to attend!



To find out more about Ming Platt and her art,
see her website at: mingplatt.com!


Monday, June 9, 2014

The Moon from My Attic - Upcoming Articles and Interviews

We are going to take a short break for some R&R and to prepare for the "new year's" (from Surtex to Surtex) articles and interviews - we'll be back in a few weeks with a full editorial on the Expo Licensing show, a special and inspiring artist interview, and several amazing editorials from the world of manufacturers.

So stay tuned and in the meantime we want to wish everyone a wonderful and productive summer!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Surtex 2014 - Our Artist Community


As I juggle after show follow-ups with art submissions and new art requests, is fun to write articles for this community and allow some creative breaks. It's a good thing that I enjoy writing as much as I like creating art!

Paul, Martha and I at the show
I am also delighted to hang around with wonderful and inspiring people and artists. This Surtex has been very fun and we had such a wonderful time with many artists and friends: Cathy Heck and her family, Ronnie Walter, Stephanie Ryan, Sue Zipkin, Paul Brent and our new but unforgettable corner booth neighbors Martha Collins and her sister Betsy, Gina Martin and Kelly Portfolio.

Many other amazing artists and friends came by to say hi or to doodle. I apologize for not taking a picture or spending enough time with you all but I want to thank you for stopping by and connecting up with us!



OTHER AFTER-SURTEX BLOG POSTS

It's my advice to newbies and veterans to read up on more than just one or two after-show posts as it helps understand more about the show from different perspectives. I tried to capture all of them below (posted in random sequence), however there are so many that I am sure I missed some - not out of dislike, just lack of time to search for all of them.

by Josephine Kimberling
Surtex 2014, Year 4

by Cathy Heck
Surtex 2014, Part 1: Stitching Up a Booth


by Ming Platt
Surtex 2014 - A Recap of My Experience


by Tammie Bennett
a (baker's) dozen observations from a SURTEX first timer


by Rachelle Panagarry
Surtex - what an adventure


by Kaitlin Goodey
Surtex Follow Up


by Rebecca Baer
Surtex | Art Licensing


by Valerie Hart
SURTEX 2014 RECAP - a dream come true!


by Leah Hoelsher
Surtex 2014: Return of the Backpacker


by Victoria Johnson Surtex - jumping off a cliff with a well-constructed parachute!

by Kim Moulder
I Did It! My Rirst SURTEX Experience. {part one}


by Sarah Ehlinger
How to Succeed at Surtex - 5 Great Tips for a Smashing Debut


by Rachel Gresham
Surtex 2014


by Bari Ackerman
Surtex re-cap, Part Two: What I've learned


by Meganhain
surtex year 2: on a thing called "luck"




ARTISTS DOODLE BOARD

This year we again provided a doodle board in our booth for visiting artists. What a fun and beautiful parade! Some really felt the pressure of creating a doodle right then and there but I think that, despite it all, they did a fab job. A special thank you goes out to Kim Hawes, the brave starter of the 2014 board!

This year we had the idea of providing 3 colors for our Doodle Board to make the artwork more lively and fun! Hopefully, we captured all the names of those who left a cute doodle on our board, but if I missed anyone, please contact me right away and I will add you to the list.




Cathy Heck & Julianne Heck - www.cathyheckstudio.com
Ellen Heck - www.ellenheck.com
Ronnie Walter - www.ronniewalter.com
Martha Collins - www.marthacollinsstudio.com
Sue Zipkin - www.suezipkin.com
Beth Logan - www.artstuffltd.com
Sharyn Sowell - www.sharynsowell.com
Ming Platt - www.mingplatt.com
Stephanie Ryan - www.stephanieryandesign.com
Kathleen Francour - www.kfrancour.com
Shell Rummel - www.shellrummel.com
Rose Mary Berlin - www.rosemaryberlin.com
Cherish Flieder - www.somethingtocherish.com
Brenda Manley - www.brendamanleydesigns.com
Mirdinara - www.mirdinara.com
Madart - www.madartgallery.net
Dariana Cruz - www.daridesignstudio.com
Monna Morton - www.facebook.com/MonnaMortonDesign
Debbie Taylor-Kernan - www.debbietaylorkerman.com
Feng Liang Design - www.fengliangdesign.com
Kim Gunn - www.kgartstudio.com
Kim Hawes - www.kimhawesdesign.com
Machi Tantillo - www.elraysuptop.com
Mary Gartner - www.artsdg.com
Madeline Faiella - www.madelinefaiella.com
Sarah Hudock - www.sarahhudock.com
Jenny Morgan - www.afreshbunch.com
Miriam Bos - www.miriambos.com
Pim Pimlada - www.pimlada.com
Karen Beers - no website yet
Frances Tyrrell - www.francestyrell.com
Corinne Haig - www.corinnehaig.com
Jennifer Paganelli - www.sisboom.com
Farida Zaman - www.faridazaman.com
Murphy’s Musings - www.murphymusings.com
Danilo Machuca - www.behance.net/jdmachuca
Oksana Danziger - www.oksanaadanzigerdesign.com
Jan Carlson - www.wildangeldesign.com
Pauline Grayson - www.muffingrayson.com
Bakula Nayak - www.packof2.com
Sarah Frederking - www.sarahfrederikingdesign.com
Cathy Hunt - www.cathyhuntstudio.net
Ann Troe - www.anniesdoodlebugz.com
Zakiaz - www.zakiazdesigns.com
Seton McGlennon - www.setonmcglennon.com