Make Art That Sells Part B

YAY! I just finished the 5 weeks Make Art That Sells (MATS) Part B. It was a very intensive online course, I went through so much ups and downs emotionally in order to learn and to finish every assignment each week. But it was also a very fruitful experience. I was very fortunate that all of my assignments were selected in Lilla's weekly review, so I can get some feedback from her specifically. She gave us "check box" for what to be considered a good design for a particular market. It helps a lot for me to keep on growing in the future.

I am sharing what I have done in the past 5 weeks. What you see is my final submissions, what you don't see such as tones of my mini sketches, hand written notes, my frustrations and excitements, lot of friendship and support from other fellow artists, and many exchanged information in our Facebook group! Every part of them does count to make my course more memorable and meaningful.

Week 1: Paper Products


Week 2: Children's Apparel Market

Week 3: Scrapbooking Products

Week 4: Editorial & Publishing

Week 5: Party Paper Products

MATS Part 1 is done!

Make Art That Sells Part 1 five weeks online course with Lilla Rogers School is over. What I have learned is way more than I expected. I also met some great fellow artists to share supports and experience in the class. As a freelance artist we work alone most of the time, I treasure so much being part of a community that we can learn together!


There are so much information I learned from the course, I will need some time to review my notes and set up direction for my next new level of art creation. It is uneasy to leave my comfort zone and stretch my muscle in creativity, but I know all the changes are going to be awesome!  I look forward to show more good works on my portfolio. Before Part 2 coming in October, I will continue to create more new art, including 2 children's books, a new bolt fabric collection and new greeting cards. They are going to happen in this spring and summer!


At this moment, let me share what I have achieved in the MATS course:

Week 1: Bolt Fabric Designs

Week 1: Bolt Fabric Designs

Week 2: Home Decors, we focus on dinner plate design:

Week 3: Children's book, we have a topic of "The Fox and The Crow"

Week4: Wall Art

Week 5: Gift, we focus on pouch design.


I look forward to create more great art! This is my JOY I want to share with people.