Self promotion does not come naturally to me…says someone posting a blog right? But truly, I love to share my work and my process but hate doing so in a way that may appear to be lead by ego. My work is made up of things that make me smile, laugh, remember, or cry and I want them to find people for whom they may do the same. This also plays into my choices of design contests or other submissions requiring judgement. I tend to only submit art when the contest has inspired me and/or I feel my art is a good fit. This is the case with my global talent search entry submission for Lilla Rogers.
Every year Lilla Rogers holds a contest looking for new talent. This year we had to make a cover for a garden journal that included Japanese anemones, stag-horn ferns, and hand rendered text. She wanted our authentic selves to come through, so since I’m not into gardening (i.e. I kill things), I made mine a dream journal. My design is pretty much what I imagine the inside of my heart looks like. Incorporating the specifications was a very cool drawing challenge.
Who knows how my submission will fare. There is definitely some gorgeous and very steep competition! Regardless, this was a very fun project, and I’m honored that some really successful and talented folks will be taking a second to check out my work.
See other entries on Instagram.