New Sympathy Card


On Fridays, I like to display samples of my products. Here is a sample a new sympathy card by Leanin' Tree.

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*Always check copyright guidelines on art to see if it is OK to reproduce it. Consider using freebies to spark new holiday ideas, or see the assortment of symbols that exist for a specific Holiday.

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New Agent Looking for Artists

Kimberly Montgomery, co-owner of a new art licensing agency, Huffman Licensing is looking for artists. She has over 25 years as a successful licensed artist in the gift and paper products industry, and has decided to help other artists build their careers. She is partnering with Jim Huffman, a business owner and entrepreneur with over 35 years of business start-up and contract negotiation experience.

They are looking to build a ‘Dream Team’ of 10-12 talented artists and are currently reviewing portfolios. If you are an experienced designer/illustrator with an interest in licensing your artwork to the gift and paper products industry they’d love to here from you! You can view our submission guidelines and contact info at www.HuffmanLicensing.com


Before and After Art: Katie Atkinson

Here is a nice example of the process an artist goes through to create designs. One is for Owl Square Press for posters, cards and bookmarks and the other is for Bookmarks Magazine.












ABOUT KATIE ATKINSON
Katie has done many illustrations on the theme of Christmas, world peace and the holidays. She has illustrated over 50 greeting cards, and her work has been widely published in many different countries through www.images.com. She likes to paint uplifting, inspirational images that will have broad appeal. Her work has also appeared on Land’s End gift cards, book and magazine covers, CD covers and as Christmas Seals for the American Lung Association. Katie also enjoys teaching and has given many workshops on “Creating and Licensing Greeting Cards”, and “Marketing your Art” at the Norman Rockwell Museum and many colleges. Her art can be seen at http://www.images.com/artist/katie-s-atkinson/ and at www.katieatkinsonillustrator.com

Greeting Card Business Class in Santa Rosa, CA

Ginger McCleskey, a sales representative with over 20 years in the greeting card/giftware industry, will conduct this 3-hour workshop, which will take place on Sunday, March 27th from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at Riley Street Art Supply in Santa Rosa. The $65 workshop fee includes a valuable resource book. Pre-registration is required. For further information, or to register, please: e-mail: gingerx@pacbell.net

Topics to be covered include: • Greeting card industry standards • Designing for your market • Sourcing supplies • Manufacturing methods • Market trends • Where and how to find customers

When: Sunday March 27, 2011, 03:00PM PDT
Location: Riley Street Art Supply 103 Maxwell Ct. Santa Rosa, CA 95401 US
Price: $65
Website: http://rileystreet.com/classes.html




Kate Interviewing Ginger


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