Thursday, September 27, 2012
Just checking in real quick before I head out... The home we have lived in and loved for the past 9 years will be locked up and passed on to it's new owners come tomorrow morning. I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little sad about leaving our first home, there are tons of great memories here, but I have to stay focused on our new and exciting adventure ahead! I'm looking forward to more space and a larger, separate-from-the-house art studio!!! So freakin' pumped about that... Anyway, we will have about 6 weeks before we can settle into the new house, so we will be staying with my parents during October/First of November. They do not have internet (what?!) so things here in blogland will probably be kind of quiet for a while... but I hope to come back with tons of exciting stuff to share with you guys! So don't forget about me, k? I will be taking the down time to work on a lot of DIY projects and redos so I'll be sure to take lots of pictures... In the meantime I will still have access to Instagram (username: genevievegail) and Pinterest through my iphone so I would love to keep up with everyone over there... :)
Lots of love and see you in November,
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Last week I had the honor to speak at a Women of UGA luncheon about my career as an artist and the process of art licensing. Overall it was a really great time and I got to meet some really interesting women from the community. At the end of my talk their was a little Q & A and I was asked for resources on how to get into art licensing. I get asked this question quite a bit, and while my entire story and advice on the topic is a little lengthy, I wanted to share my top 2 websites that I find helpful in case any you guys are interested as well...
ArtLicensingBlog.com This blog is by Tara Reed (the artist, not the actress- ha!) and is really great in my opinion for a wide range of artists. Whether you are completely new to the licensing game, or have been in it for a while, there are a lot of good posts on different licensing topics as well as the Ask Calls that are very informative. Tara also has quite a few ebooks, and although I haven't personally used any of these, they seem like they would be a good resource for people just starting out...
SmartCreativeWomen.com is a blog by artist Monica Lee that immediately became one of my new favorites. Monica interviews women from all segments of the art world and it is so fascinating to hear people's journeys and how they became successful... Even though each story is different they all have a common thread- hard work, perseverance, and passion for their art. Not everyone is an immediate success, and most people have to go through hurdles along the way to get to where they want to be in life - sometimes it is good to hear that! Blogs tend to show the shiny/new/glossy side of things so I always find the back story much more interesting! The interviews usually last 30-45 minutes, so I think they are great to listen to when I'm working on technical files/uploads/or just need a little inspiration/motivation.
So there you have it, just 2 little tidbits of information that may be helpful if you are thinking of branching out into this crazy art world!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
While taking a work break this afternoon (stamp and invitation designs on the "to do" list today! Yeah, I know it's a holiday, but such is the life of a freelancer/licensed artist I suppose... hahaha), I came across one of the best/most awesome/random things I've seen in while... Just had to share...
Happy Labor Day,