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Monday, September 8th, 2014
Happy Moon Festival

Hsinping writes:

Dear All,

Today is the moon festival in Taiwan. Here is the card I made,I wish you all enjoy the beautiful moon tonight:)

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It is with huge excitement that we unveil the online gallery for the 2014 Global Talent Search Semi-Final! 

Fifty artists were selected from around 1,000 entrants to go through to this round of the competition, and tasked with designing a personified animal character for a young child’s t-shirt. The artists were encouraged to be themselves with a vengeance and create a character with personality.  Check out the fabulousness they created in our online gallery which is open here now!   

Now is the chance for you to cast your vote

Five finalists will be chosen by our esteemed panel of judges, and one finalist will be chosen by the public! YOUR VOTE COUNTS. The person with the most votes when the gallery closes at 9am PST / 12 noon EST / 5pm GMT on Friday, September 12th will go through to the Final as The People’s Choice.

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The winner of this competition will be represented by Lilla Rogers Studio for two years and win a host of licensing deals and professional development opportunities, so this is your chance to contribute to a LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY for one artist. Their career will be set.

You can vote for up to 5 people, with one vote per image per email address. VOTE NOW!

Want to see how the competition works? See all the stages here.

Thank you for being a part of this truly unprecedented competition.

xoxo

Lilla, Beth, and the Studio Ladies

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Suzy writes:

“Hot off the Land of Nod presses comes this charming duo — “Sweet Dreams” and “Rise & Shine”. I refer to the characters as Ms. Marigold Primrose Daisy Sunshine and Mr. Blue Dandy Bedtime Moon. Hang one or both in your room, and they’ll watch over you day n’ night.”

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Ta-da! We were blown away by the level of talent in this year’s Global Talent Search and are excited to reveal the Top 50 artists who will proceed to Round 2 – the Semi-Final! Congratulations to everyone who entered. It was extremely difficult to narrow down the entries from 999 (from 50 countries!) when there was such an abundance of top submissions. Take a look and savor the beauty! We are so eager to see what our Semi-Finalists do for the second assignment.

Before we reveal the Top 50, here is Lilla with some thoughts on the decision making process, and some tips for everyone who participated, whether you made the Semi Final or not…

Click here to download a summary of how Lilla and her team approached the shortlisting – you may find it valuable reading!

In the video Lilla mentions her online course Make Art That Sells. This class has already transformed the careers of thousands of artists.

You could be next. Join us here.

And now for the big reveal… these are our Top 50 pick from the outstanding work submitted.

Meet our 2014 GTS Semi-Finalists (in no particular order)!

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Andie Hanna

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Angie Rozelaar

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Anisa Makhoul

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Kellie Bloxsom

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Jennifer Orkin Lewis

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Bee Brown

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Srdana Modrinic

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Chris Lensch

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Diane Neukirch

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Doris Lee

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Liz Ablashi

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Irene Chan

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Erica Hite

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Erin Dorholt

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Flora Waycott

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Gill Eggleston

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Harriet Mellor

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Heather Fortin

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Ine Beerten

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Jana Curll

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Jan Avellana

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Karma Voce

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Kat Kalindi Cameron

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Kate Mason

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Katie Doucette

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Lindsay Gardner

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Lucky Nielsen

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Lucy Banaji

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Lynette Taylor

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Malu Lenzi

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Maria Parrish

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Monika Forsberg

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Nancy Lemon

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Nastja Holtfreter

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Nikki Upsher

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Simone Downey

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Petra Haemmerleinova

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Phrosne Ras

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Rachael Schafer

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Rachel Mosley

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Rebecca Jones

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Sara Gardner

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Sarah Ehlinger

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Stephanie Chambers

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Sue Dennen

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Tara Lilly

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Tatjana Maiwyss

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Tjarda Borsboom

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Victoria Johnson

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We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of the 2014 Global Talent Search. Putting yourself out there is a tough thing to do, and every experience like this is a great learning for your career.

You can see a gallery of all 999 submitted pieces here.

What happens next? 

The semi-finalists will be sent their next Assignment by email, which is due for submission by Thursday 4 September (9am PST / 12 noon EST / 5pm GMT/UK). These will then be shared in an online gallery which will be open for public voting from Monday 8 – Friday 12 September. Details will be released on this blog on Monday 8. The artist with the most votes will be the ‘People’s Choice Finalist’.

At the same time our panel of judges will review all the work and make their recommendations for the final.

Six artists will be selected for the Final, of which five will be chosen by the judges and one will be the ‘People’s Choice Finalist’.

Good luck everyone!

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Join us for Make Art That Sells, to learn everything you need to know about creating and selling work in the top 10 markets for art – from home decor and gift to children’s picture books and paper. Find out more and register here. 

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Monday, August 18th, 2014
Hsinping’s Wedding Invitation

Hsinping writes:

“I got married this May and would like to share my wedding invitation with you.
My husband and I often hang out at a small hill with some funny lambs sculptures on it. So I thought it would be fun to add them in the invitaions.

I made 2 color tones for the invitation, one is green and one is red. In the end I decided to print the red one. Because red is the traditional color for wedding in Taiwan. I am glad that it comes out well.:)

Here are my thank you card and a small logo.
Hope you like it
Thank you!”

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Using Susy’s Always Blooming collection, three designers came up with these 3 free quilt patterns found here at P&B Fabrics (scroll down to the bottom 1/4 of page). You can purchase Susy’s fabric online here and here.

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Monday, August 4th, 2014
Allison’s rug for Land of Nod

Wowza! I just love this alphabet! See this and more of Allison Cole’s art here at Land of Nod!

 

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On the eve of the Global Talent Search registration closing (Thursday is the last day to register), we wanted to share an insight into the upcoming Global Talent Search from a judge’s perspective. Art Director Margo Tantau of Midwest-CBK is one of the founding judges of the competition and was responsible for turning last year’s winner’s art into an incredible home decor line.

Lilla’s producer Beth Kempton caught up with Margo to find out what she looks for when judging, and reveals some of the actual products that are now available as a result of the 2013 winner’s prize. If you are registered for GTS, be sure to watch for some top tips and insight. And if you haven’t yet registered, we hope this video will help bring the competition to life, so you can see this is a very real competition with very real prizes that could seriously change your career.

Tomorrow is the last day to register. Go on, take the leap and register now. Someone has to win and it might just be you.

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Want to know more about what happened to last year’s Finalists? Click below to see what they have been up to (HINT: They have been very busy!)

ZOE INGRAM (Grand Prize Winner)

DANIEL ROODE (Special Studio Winner)

VESPER STAMPER

EMILY BALSLEY

LIZZIE MACKAY

JOSEPHINE KIMBERLING

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Last year the quality of entries was so high that we decided to offer a Special Studio Award in addition to the Grand Prize (which went to Zoe Ingram). The Special Studio Award was won by Daniel Roode, who won two years’ representation from Lilla Rogers Studio.

This past year has been an exciting one for Daniel, which has seen him stacked with work on lots of great jobs. Lilla’s producer Beth Kempton checked in with Daniel to find out more about what he has been up to, and what advice he would offer to anyone taking part this year (6 minutes):

You can see more of Daniel’s work here. And you can take his advice and ‘Dive in’ to the 2014 Global Talent Search here.

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