I’ve been learning with artist, Tara Reed and she has partnered with Paul Brent. Today, I’m working on updating and improving my art for licensing web pages and listening to Tara’s interview with Paul Brent.
It’s a free online audio file and every time I listen, I get another piece of information that is moving me forward. I’ll be contacting a very special referral next week and my web pages must be in tip top shape for this! SAMPLE FLOWERS AND TREES ART PAGE HERE
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Wrapped up the Miami Art Marketing Salon last month with an exceptional group of over 20 Miami artists and, as promised to them and myself, I am now returning to my longtime goal of licensing my art and designs.
As I work on this, I’m also documenting resources and experiences so that I can share with fellow artists in the fall. Still not sure how this will come together, but know it will happen!
To begin, I’m in the final stage of getting my images together, appropriately sized, and online on a new section of my website: AFL Art for Licensing by Debra Cortese. Still a lot of tweaking to do, but the basics are in place. I’m definitely interested in creating custom art and design because that is what stimulates my creativity the most, plus, I believe this is the ideal combination for creating work that sells products for the manufacturer (or licensee). As the artist, I’m called the licensor.
I have many years of experience in graphic design, advertising and marketing from my running my own agency in Northern Vermont, but the licensing field has its own structure and while my experience is definitely an advantage, I still need to learn all I can from artists that are already licensing their work.
Tara Reed and Paul Brent are two that I am most impressed with. In addition to licensing her own work, Tara offers many resources on her blog and website that I highly recommend. Her writing is clear, concise and very attuned to artists.
I’ll be writing on this at least once a week and if you have any questions, please post in the comments section. AND…I’d love to hear from other artists about your experiences licensing art!
………………………I’ve just created several new Nature’s Energy designs for my line of bags and want to announce that the bags are selling Â so well I’m now able to produce these at a lower cost and am happily passing it along to my buyers!
This laptop style that was originally selling for $190. is now Only $129.95 and that includes a removable padded computer sleeve and free shipping in the continental United States!
All of the bag styles and new designs are online now at Cortese Designs
AND…I welcome requests for custom works and any collaborative projects that promote positive and joyful vibrations in the world.Â (amÂ particularly fond of projects that benefit the environment, animals and children.)Â For samples and information on CUSTOM ART or DESIGN for your business or organization, see myÂ CUSTOM ART page.
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Fuschia Orchid Cascades is one of my newest Nature’s Energy Artworks. As usual, I was most inspired by this year’s International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. As soon as I saw this particular prize-winning orchid display I was thinking fabric design. Wouldn’t it feel beautiful to wear a flowing, silk fabric dress with these vibrant colors and contrasts?!Â
Don’t have the dress fabric available…yet (if you have a source, please let me know?).
Two versions of this artwork are now available as 18×12 inch, handsigned, fine art prints, or you can order it in a custom size on fine art paper or canvas and bring the magic of Nature’s Energy right into your home or office to enjoy it everyday! Call me at 305-665-2528 or email me at:Â debra@debracortese for size and framing options and pricing.
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“Fuschia Orchid Cascades” is also available on my Handbags and new Business Bags (just the right size to carry your laptop and paperwork!) Click on Cortese Designer Handbags to see all styles and designs.
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