Today I have a super fun design challenge/creative exercise from the book I Just Like to Make Things:
Learn the Secrets to Making Money while Staying Passionate about your Art and Craft that you will L.O.V.E! Oh and a fun video from the author Lilla Rogers!
First up check out this inside peek of Lilla's studio and world.
And then get creative with the "10 Things Design Challenge." Click on these pages from I Just Like to Make Things to enlarge and read all about this great way to get your creativity flowing. Just to make things extra fun, let's throw in a GIVEAWAY. Here are the rules:
2. Create your own Groovy Granny's Junk Shop board on Pinterest.
3. Pin the below image from Lilla's book along with 10 random pictures of things that you would buy/find to create something awesome. At least two things have to be from my Pinterest board.
4. Copy/paste the URL to your Pinterest board here in the comments section by midnight on March 5th, 2013.
5. I'll randomly pick a winner and send you a copy of Lilla's amazing book, I Just Like to Make Things.
- How about going through your "junk drawer"? Don't we all have one usually in the kitchen filled with all sorts of stuff.
- I don't know about you, but sometimes I need to clean off my creative work space quick and I "broom" it all off into a box. It doesn't get sorted and the bits don't make it back where they belong. Why not try making something with all the items in that box?
- Clean out your jewelry box. Take all the pieces you haven't worn in a while and "rebuild" them into a new piece.
More about the Quarry book:
Gain a wealth of information, inspiration, and know-how on moving your artistic career forward from one of the most successful illustration agents in the industry!
I Just Like to Make Things is a dazzling, colorful volume of career and personal advice for artists, filled with ideas, playsheets (as opposed to worksheets), case studies, and tools for staying inspired and creative. These pages are grounded in the wisdom and experience gleaned from a long and buzzing career as creative juggernaut Lilla Rogers shares her analysis of leveraging various working styles and ways to keep your art fresh. Artist interviews provide inside details about the best jobs, as well as tips on how to work smart and stay creative. You’ll also find annotated case studies of several successful art jobs, in addition to coloring book pages, hand-drawn charts, and lots of crazy fun.
Acquire real-life, professional advice from an artist known for setting the trend with I Just Like to Make Things!
Lilla Rogers was a full-time, highly successful illustrator beginning in 1984 with clients ranging from theNew York Times, Takishamaya, Barneys New York, and Levi’s. She had agents in Tokyo, Paris, and New York. In 1994 her top students asked her to represent them. Since that time, Lilla Rogers Studio has become one of the most respected illustration agencies in the US, with clients in Europe and Asia and known for setting trend. Being an illustrator and teacher allows Lilla the unique position of helping her artists grow as she fully understands the creative process and how to nurture the best in each artist. She has lectured internationally at conferences and trade shows, such as the Illustration Conference (ICON) and PrintsourceNewYork, colleges and corporations, and is interviewed for her expertise as an agent, trendsetter, and artist. She lives in Arlington, MA. Visit her online at http://www.lillarogers.com.