Month: August 2010


New Bloom Repeat by Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon writes:

“Hi Lilla,
Here’s a new repeat I made. I draw flowers pretty regularly in my sketch book and realized that I’d accumulated a whole slew of them, so I decided to scan them and use them to create a new repeat pattern! I took a risk and combined flowers in the repeat that were drawn in different styles (some are very detailed and more realistic looking and some are very flat and graphic). I wasn’t sure how it would come out, but I was happy with the result. I hope you like it too!


Monday: Wall Decals by Suzy Ultman


Jenn Ski’s animal cards featured in Bust magazine

Jenn writes us:

“Hi, Lilla!

I just found out my animal flash cards are featured in the Aug/Sept issue of Bust magazine. The feature is of Rachel Denbow’s home, she is a crafter and artist. She hung my cards with twine and clothes pins to decorate her son’s room.




Friday: New Bloom Repeat by Lisa Congdon


The Robin Zingone Project

Robin Zingone writes:

“Dear Lilla-

I have long been an admirer of your work, your business and your artists.
Sadly, work and life have eaten away at my free time, so I have rarely been
in contact with my peers. Well, that has changed this summer.
I have started a blog to raise money for charity, and it has just launched this week.
I am trying to start off with the heavy hitters in the industry and I’ve even
attracted some of my manufacturers to jump on board.
If you or any of your artists are interested in participating,
I would welcome the donations. Their presence would give the site alot of excitement.
As you will see I am including links for each artist and a bio too.
Below is more information.

Looking forward to hearing from you Lilla!



P.S. Saw you on Linkedin…someday you have to tell me all about your time with the Beat poets!”


This past year I lay in my hospital bed recovering from brain surgery and praying I would see again and walk again. Thinking if I ever recovered that I wanted to give back, to others feeling the same kind of hopelessness. Now that the gulf oil spill is haunting us all, I thought I would start with donations for the Natural Resources Defense Council.So I am calling in the help of my talented friends and colleagues. I have started a blog to collect donations for charity.

This blog is run on donations from you and donations from the public.

What I need from you…and the sooner the better.

1. A good quality high res photo or jpg of a product you would like to donate.

2. A blurb about you, your company, your url or link.

3. A retail value. (must be over $25.)

4. A promise to ship the product to the donor.

5. Spread the word.

Check out the blog to see examples of product and text. You need not be an artist, donations can come from anyone and be anything, but should have a retail value greater than $25 such as:

archival prints with original signature

original paintings, photographs, illustrations

fashion, jewelry, accessories

stationery, scrapbooks, giftwrap, papergoods, cards

gifts, candles, bath & body products…anything someone would want to buy.

Be a part of what I hope will become something big.”

“hope is the dream of a soul awake”

Friday: New Bloom Repeat by Lisa Congdon


Las Vegas Sun: Slot Machine Advertising

John Coulter writes us:

“Hi Lilla,
This was for an article in the Las Vegas Sun, about advertising on slot machines’ screens, while they aren’t being played. I can’t believe it took them this long to figure this out. I’ve included some close-ups to show the texture, and the original sketch.”






Wednesday: The Robin Zingone Project