okay so most of you know.. (I always say that.. like you are all my friends lol)
but most of you probably know that last year I signed a contract with an licensing agent and soon after my artwork was picked up several companies for artwork on their products for 2012. Well while we worked hard on all of that lAST year I have been soo patiently waiting to see the actual product as it only started shipping this fall! AND LAST week to my wonderful happy surprise! boxes and boxes of fun stuff starting coming! From all the different people I did licensing with.. fabric from Studio E, mugs, resin girls, plaques plates, journals from Carsons, Frames Art prints with Die-cuts with a view (featured in Bed, Bath and Beyond! HOW COOL!), and then my biggest line, mugs, magnets, keychains, mugs, wood girls on stands, canvas, clocks, magnet boards, paper weights, pillows, cosmetic bags (I think they would be great for storing art brushes or alchool inks!), aprons, lamps and more! All with Midwest.. seriously my living room is overflowing with stuff!! I took a few pictures with my ipone because I just had to share.. so they aren't that great.. but oh I wish you could all see it in person!
I have started having friends text me saying they have seen them in their local home decor stores (in Utah and Arizona and california!) So they are starting to pop up everywhere! They just started shipping about a month ago to stores.. so that is super fun!
anyhow.. I will be carrying some of the things in my etsy store. Mugs, iphone covers, journals, and probably the resin girls, maybe some magnet boards.. heck I want to carry it all.. but really don't have the room for all the inventory in our warehouse right now! But I will carry a few things! probably be here in the next month or so!
I am also in the middle of trying to find another online store that carries my products.. all of them, since I won't be! BUT you can go to their website and click on find stores and put in your zipcode and It will pull up any stores near you! I just did it and surprised to find 12 stores in my area that carry them! I live in super small town! So that is awesome! Gonna have to go check it out!
Anyhow.. so here is a peak! SO FUN!!
so many fun things!!
fun little frames, keychains, coasters, journals!
large magnet boards and wood figure stands, jewelry boxes, trinket boxes.
LOVE the journals!
mugs, mugs and more mugs!
SEriously LOVE these lamps!!! totally going in my art studio!
It has just been SO fun to go through it all! Truly!
So I am working right now on ordering stuff to get it into the shop and as soon as I have a link to any online stores that carry the different products, I will let you know too! We will be soon adding the fabric to our Scarlet Lime store.. in packs.. so watch for that!
okay so before I go I needed to remind you of TWO THINGS!!
one.. you can NOW sign up for the LIFE BOOK class for 2013!!!
It is going to be an AMAZING year long course! There are 13 teachers AND even more guest artists too! Some of my most favorite artists.. Mindy Lacefield, Melody Ross, Julie Balzer, and SO SO many more! Honestly if this is one of the only classes you take next year.. you must do it! It is all about art journaling and honoring and celebrating YOU. Each month you will have new products, posts and more.. WEEKLY actually! From all of the wonderful teachers! SO PLEASE some join me and my friend! It will be hosted on Willowing arts.com
so not on my traditional sites.. but Tam is amazing! You will love her!
and my last reminder.. my newest workshop.. with Junelle Jacobson.. The Art of Wild Abandonment no. 2.. BLESS THIS MESS.. starts NEXT week!!!
you still have time to register on the early bird price!!!! Seriously.. you will love her.. and love love love this class! I have been so excited to film the videos for it and working with her on it.. she is a keeper that girl.. for sure!
You can find more info about it by click on the link here
anyhow.. that's my news for today.. I also have to say THANK YOU for your wonderful comments and love last week on my post about moments. Each day has continued to be a challenge, but it has also continued to be amazing and wow ever so thankful! I have decided I love the challenges because they always seem to end in just a new perspective and a deeper love and appreciation.
I hope you all have a wonderful monday!
Wednesday or thursday I will be back with a fun video.. a she art girl video I did this past weekend for my husband's mom. Ben's Parents are in town and they have been amazing and helping us around the house, at the warehouse, with dinner. Well Granny Annie (ben's mom) cleaned my entire studio!! (my current one).. she organized it all so when I move in a couple of weeks to the new studio.. I can pack and unpack easier! SHE IS AMAZING! it took her three days! She has wanted a piece of artwork for a while.. so I decided to just go out and make her one.. just for her. A portrait of her. So she and allie sat and watched and we talked while I made it for her.. and she reminded me I should video tape it and share it on my blog! So I did.. SO I will share that this week!
anyhow.. have a wonderful day!