Over the past few weeks, the ladies of Happy Happy Art Collective have been sharing a recap of their adventures over the last year since the group's inception. This has been so fun!
I am so, so happy I wrote that email to these ladies asking them to join in me in forming an art collective! I've learned so much from them and it is invaluable to have a built-in support system. I've enjoyed getting to know more about each of these ladies through their triumphs and tribulations.
I loved meeting Emily, Jill, Lauren and Muffin at SURTEX. I was sad not to get to meet Denise, but i'm determined to make that happen!
Speaking of SURTEX, i had a booth for the first time and learned SO much. It was terrifying, thrilling, exhausting and rewarding. I came away with a great licensing partnership with mpix and i've designed holiday, save the date, and graduation announcement cards for them. I also made a few great connections which turned into licensing deals which i can't talk about quite yet.
I had fun with my #365tinythanks project. Every single day in 2014 i drew a quick sketch of something tiny i was thankful for and posted it to instagram. it was a great way to raise my awareness and appreciation for all i have in my life that i'm grateful for.
I submitted my work to several companies and got quite a few yeses. I can't wait to show you these projects. the waiting is so hard! I learned that sometimes all you have to do is ask.
i was chosen to be in the UPPERCASE surface pattern design guide.
I received a phone call from a dream client asking me to design a product for them. It was such a great moment. I said yes, of course. Can't wait to show you!
I won 3 awards in minted competitions: one art challenge, one fabric challenge and one journal challenge. My work is now for sale on minted's site. (I met some of the minted crew at SURTEX). I went to a minted event in NYC where we made holiday moodboards and my fabric was one of the chosen fabrics. That was a great moment!
i had so much fun working on the Happy Happy Art Collective alphabet project, even though i think i got behind on a letter or two.
It's been an amazing year and I can't wait to see what we do next! (SPOILER ALERT :: emily, jill and i will be exhibiting at SURTEX in booth 532, so be sure to stop by!)
Thank you so much Denise, Emily, Jill, Lauren and Muffin for being a part of this happy happy journey! You guys inspire me every day with your amazing work and friendship.