Month: July 2015


Zoe Ingram’s new 2016 Calendar is now available

Hi Lilla,

I’m delighted to share with you a calendar that I illustrated at the end of last year featuring one of my favourite things, succulents! It’s available now in the shops online and in stores. As well as doing all the illustrations on this job, I also hand lettered all of the succulent names and months.





You can buy it here on Amazon and also here at Barnes and Noble.




Flora Waycott’s Twitter Chat

Flora Waycott’s live Twitter Chat #MatsChats was full of useful advice and information for artists wanting to know more about how to prepare for a creative brief or contest.

She left us with a few points that summarize her advice on how to answer a creative brief:

1. Try to limit your research time and look in other places than online.

2. Ask the client lots of questions – don’t be afraid! They are usually so nice and helpful! 

3. Don’t send your work until you are 100% happy with it – do your best work each time! 

4. Social media – instagram, pinterest, blog…..clients will find you!

Flora shared with us a little bit about her creative process as well…

FW Mom quote sketch

She always starts a piece in pencil on paper.

FW GTS sketches

Sketches on paper.


The finished piece is gorgeous for Madison Park Greetings.

Read the full Twitter chat here: and be sure to join us for our next Twitter chat #MatsChats!



Rebecca Jones ambushes Lilla’s Instagram Feed…

We had so much fun following along with artist Rebecca Jones’ day on Lilla’s Instagram.  Since winning the Global Talent Search 2014, Special Studio Award, she has been very busy working with dream clients!  Rebecca lives and works in Australia.  Here is a glimpse of what a day in her life is like…



Setting out for the day in this beautiful dress.


Working on some Christmas projects for clients.


Shipping out prints to her Etsy customers.


Working on some woodland creatures and textures for a new client.


Cozying up at the end of a long and productive day with her favorite book.

Thanks Rebecca for sharing your day and beautiful work with us.  For more of the Rebecca’s work, see her portfolio here.

Stay tuned for the next Takeover Tuesday and catch another glimpse into a life of one Lilla Rogers’ working artists.





Don’t miss Flora Waycott tomorrow July 21 at 4pm EDT on Twitter for a Live Chat

Flora Waycott has been busy working with her dream clients since winning the Global Talent Search Special Studio Award in 2014.  Here is an entire line of gorgeous products she developed for Madison Park Greetings.  Join us in talking with Flora tomorrow on a Live Twitter Chat at 4pm EDT #MatsChats to hear her advice and answer your questions about how to approach a creative contest.




Holiday Note Card


Holiday Matches


Holiday Candle Tin


Holiday Gift cards



Watch Flora in this video talk about her experience and growth with being in the Global Talent Search TWICE!

For a chance to talk to Flora directly, join our Twitter chat tomorrow and ask her everything you want to know about answering a professional brief.
Details about the chat here: #matschats


“See” you then!





Adolie Day’s Artist Ambush on Lilla’s Instagram account

In case you missed it, Adolie Day took over Lilla’s Instagram account this week and shared with us a day in her life in France.  Adolie’s delightful illustrations and characters drawn on her photographs took us through the day with lots of smiles.



Upon waking up, she puts on her running shoes.  Her gorgeous Moroccan tiles.


Running in the fields of France.


Working on a pattern for a French cloth brand.


Looking for inspiration in her studio.


Time for a snack!


Doing some research for a children’s book project.

We loved following along on Adolie’s adventure. Check out the full day on Instagram @LillaRogers and see Adolie’s portfolio here.  Stay tuned for the next #Artist Ambush!



Rebecca Jones has been very busy …

since winning the Global Talent Search 2014 Special Studio Award! She is an artist working and living in Melbourne, Australia. Since winning the GTS, she has had many incredible projects and worked with some of her dream clients.

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Rebecca in her studio

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Rebecca’s Studio

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Super Sleuth, design for the Global Talent Search


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Rebecca Jones “Magical Tree”

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Rebecca Jones for Flow Magazine

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Aquarupella Notebooks

To find out more about the timeline of Rebecca’s work since winning the Global Talent Search in 2014, read on the Make Art That Sells Blog.

For more of Rebecca’s work check out her portfolio.




Suzy Ultman practices hand lettering at the Paper Source


Here’s a little sample of my first attempts at hand lettering from my class at Paper Source yesterday. Lots of fun :)

Believe it or not, it was my first time using gel pens!!!!






Behind the scenes with Evie Ashworth of Kaufman Fabrics

Our artists love working with Robert Kaufman Fabrics and there is a wonderful sneak peak into Evie Ashworth’s office on the Make Art That Sells site.

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Evie Ashworth at her desk at Robert Kaufman Fabrics

The Color Wall

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Design references in production. Color tab boxes used to colour instruct mills

Checking final artwork

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Checking final artwork for accurate repeats

My favorite thing in my office is…

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All the walls are punchboard!!

Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufmann: “Message in a Bottle”

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All images are courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Read the full article on Evie and the Robert Kaufman office space here @Make Art That Sells and check out Suzy Ultman’s portfolio here. Also enter the Global Talent Search for your chance to win representation by Lilla Rogers studio and work with amazing clients!




What has Flora Waycott been up to since winning the Global Talent Search 2014?

A wonderful article highlighting Flora Waycott’s journey and growth since becoming the Global Talent Search 2014 Special Studio Award Winner is published on Make Art That Sells.  Since winning, she has been represented by Lilla Rogers agency and created art for some of the great names in the industry!

She has been busy building up her portfolio, evoloving her style through paint, was exposed at Surtex and spoke at the MATS Global Art Gathering in Brighton – all that in only 8 months!

All photos credit to Flora Waycott

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Flora in her studio in New Zealand

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Work for Flow magazine

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Kitchen Shelves

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Jugs and Leaves

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Flora at work in the studio               

To learn more about all of the new clients Flora is working with and how her style is evolving, be sure read the full article here and see Flora’s portfolio here.

Also, don’t forget to believe in yourself and enter into the Global Talent Search 2015!




Recap of Artist Ambush yesterday with Carolyn Gavin

In case you missed it, Carolyn Gavin took over Lilla’s Instagram feed yesterday and it was awesome!  Carolyn is an artist living and working in Toronto.  We were lucky to have a sneak peek into a day in her life at the studio and home.  Carolyn’s  life is full of lush color and beauty inspiring her gorgeous artwork.

Be sure to check and follow Lilla’s feed here @Lillarogers to soak up all of the fun. 


Sketches and painting outside.


Carolyn’s gorgeous bedroom.


Fresh picked flowers from Carolyn’s garden for painting and inspiration for the Make Art That Sells Home Decor class she’s currently taking.


Carolyn’s collection of African Dolls.


Carolyn’s converse shoes and Moroccan tiled bathroom floor.


Ziggy her adorable puppy soaking up the sunshine.

*All photos courtesy of Carolyn Gavin*

Stay tuned for next Tuesday’s Artist Ambush on Instagram @LillaRogers.