There's this great internet myth that licensing your art is a huge gold mine that happens to most people over night and requires very little work. One of the projects I have been working on for years (actually decades) is licensing my art and photography to manufacturers and publishers. The end products vary from housewares to editorial images to work for interior designers. More often than not, I have no idea what happens to my art or how it is used. I love how fluid the process is. One project complete and on to the next one. I have neither found a pot of gold nor has any success happened over night. I work my tuchus off!
First up: The blue and white ampersand!
Revisions Made: I painted over the entire front with black acrylic glaze. When it was dry, I sanded it so areas of the previous blue and white painting would show through for a fun texture. My inspiration was the punctuation going on in texts between me and my seester. Exclamation points were winning over emoji. We talk in multiple exclamation points, too!!!
Mixed media on wood, 8"x9"
Signed and dated on the back.
Sealed with a non-yellowing varnish.
Elements in this textured piece include acrylic glazes, ink, watercolor, and graphite.
My art represents life- full of drips, splatters, and a bit of blur between the lines. Blur, scratches, and texture in the art are intentional. I like to use imperfect items which adds to the charm of each piece. The back side is unfinished.
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