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
I started with my personal collage painting this morning, it made me feel fresh and inspiring. Now I am getting back to work on my project! :-)
I received a gift of glass tube flower vase from my friend few years ago, it's been set on my desk next to my monitor. Today I cut some fresh flowers from my backyard and place on this cute vase, plus adding a painting I did from yesterday. "Generous" - a word I should remember everyday. Again, it does not have to cost a lot to make life beautiful~ :)
* There is a magnet pink ball holds my mini painting. This ball bouncing crazily to keep me fun exercise in my studio. Of course, my cats love it the most!
Inspired by MATS course I started creating mixed media painting 2-3 times a week. I have no idea what will these paintings do other then sitting on my wall shelves, I just enjoy to paint during my break in between projects. But slowly I have great feeling about it, I think they are going to turn into something awesome in the future. We will know when time goes by…. : )