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1/12/18

MORE MENAGERIE GREATNESS!

 

If interested, contact Susan or Joanne to get link and password. Artwork will go fast!

1/10/18

OUR 2ND ANNUAL MENAGERIE IS NOW LIVE!

Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! Step right up and see the show! It’s our 2nd Annual Lilla’s Menagerie! I am thrilled with all the great new work that my artists have created for this event, and I hope you are delighted!

Prepare to be amazed! Until this moment, no one outside of the Studio has seen these images!
Be sure to contact Susan or Joanne via email or call us at the studio: 781-641-2787 to get dibs on your favorite pieces. They will go fast!
Here’s a sneak peek, revealed here for the first time ever:
Like what you see? This is just the tip of the iceberg! Art directors: you should have received a link and password in our newsletter dated 1/10/2018. Contact Susan or Joanne if you did not.
We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!
XO
Lilla
, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)
1/9/18

Our 2018 Art Mengerie goes live tomorrow! You’ll see a Mary Quant portrait by Anne Bentley, a violin man by Hsinping Pan, and “The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate” by Mara Penny. And that’s just for starters!

We can’t wait to share our 2nd Annual Menagerie with you! You’re going to love the artwork that will be revealed tomorrow, January 10th in a private password-protected gallery.

We are making it super-easy for you to see loads of new work–without traveling. No flight, no hotel, no cabs! Our artists have created tons of brand-new work just for this online event.

You’ll be gobsmacked by the art that the artists have created for this. Revel in the beauty! Honestly, I’m curious to hear which images you love.

You’ll see a Mary Quant portrait by Anne Bentley, a violin man by Hsinping Pan, and “The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate” by Mara Penny. And that’s just for starters!

Art by Sarah Walsh

Q: When do I get to see all this fabulous new work?
A: You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk tomorrow, January 10th!

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email tomorrow at 9AM ET with a link and a special password where you can view the work. Or email Susan or Joanne for the password. Be poised to snap up the art you want because they go fast. Get ready to commission because our artists will book up.

Check out Instagram for our artists’ banners. 

 

We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!

XO
Lilla, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)

Looking to take my popular assignment class? I love to create assignments to encourage you to make your best art. Class started yesterday but there’s still time to join me! Read more here.

1/8/18

A mermaid in a bathtub? A zebra brushing its teeth?

 

Get ready for our 2nd Annual Menagerie! It’s a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork by our artists that will be revealed this Wednesday, January 10th in a private, password-protected gallery.  

Art by Sarah Walsh

Our amazing artists have created tons of brand new work from trend boards that I created just for this event. The trend boards are geared around the themes you request most often, and the images they’ve created from the boards will blow you away.
Our artists have made loads of brilliant NEW pieces for the Menagerie! Subject matter ranges from winter holiday, editorial, STEAM, mythological creatures, mod kitchen and more.

Q: When do I get to see all this fabulous new work?

A: You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk on January 10th!

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email this Wednesday with a link and a special password where you can view the art in a private online gallery. Or email Susan or Joanne for the password.

 

Art by Anne Bentley


Art by Zoe Ingram
Check out Instagram for our artists’ banners and more. 

 

XO
Lilla
, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)
Looking to take my popular assignment class? I love to create assignments to encourage you to make your best art.  Class starts today! Read more here. Join us!

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12/13/17

What have the ladies at Lilla Rogers Studio gotten themselves into again?

Mara Penny

We’re super excited to let you know about our second annual Lilla’s Art Menagerie! You’ll see a plethora of fresh, new artwork by my artists that will be revealed January 10th in a private, password-protected gallery just for art directors.

We were thinking: how can we make it really easy for you to see loads of new work without traveling? No flight, no hotel, no cabs!

I enjoyed creating trend boards and editorial assignments for our artists. They’ve produced some stellar pieces for our Art Menagerie that we can’t wait to show you.


A tiny peek at the trend boards that I created for my artists for this year’s Menagerie. Topics range from winter holiday, editorial, STEAM, mythological creatures, mod kitchen, florals and tons more.

So when do you get to see all this new fabulous work?
You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk on Wednesday, January 10th! You’ll get an email with a link and a special password where you can view the work.


Katie Vernon

Stay tuned on Instagram for more.

 

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10/2/17

Our Annual Retreat Highlights

When you mix up some of the top illustrators working today with a bunch of the most exciting VIPs in the industry, you get our 3rd Annual Artists Retreat at my studio/home/nearby lake. This is how we work with our artists on their career development, keep them inspired, and basically energize all of us.

Our artists, studio ladies, and Janine Vangool, publisher of UPPERCASE (on right).

Author Tami Charles teaches us some tricks for writing children’s books. #tamiwrites

Artist Marenthe, Agent Susan McCabe, and artist Clairice Gifford enjoy some laughs.

One of the highlights of our retreat is Speed Art Dating, where artists sit by the lake with art directors, founders, editors, and other VIPS to look at work, as questions, and even make deals for work. They take turns, with ten minutes to share, and then it’s on to the next table!
Companies that attended include: Blue Q, Hallmark, Quarto, Sterling, teNeues, Uppercase, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge.
Here’s Clairice getting ready to show her portfolio to the next VIP. 
Some of the artists brought their sketchbooks to show as Jessica Allen did here.
Sarah Walsh, Katie Vernon, and Mara Penny are working on 
an assignment I gave them (to be revealed in a future newsletter!)
Here’s Katie Vernon and Marenthe in my garden sketching out ideas.
XO, Lilla

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9/14/17

We’re getting ready for our 3rd Annual LRS Artists Retreat!

Over here at Lilla Rogers Studio we’re getting ready for our 3rd Annual Artists Retreat for our represented artists. Starting this Sunday, it’s three days of making art together, learning new things, schmoozing with top VIPs in the business, eating well and more. Here’s my garden where we’ll hang out the first day. Follow along at #lillasretreat on Instagram.

UPPERCASE MAGAZINE

Guess who is coming to our Retreat? We’ve got VIPS from companies such as Blue Q, Hallmark, Quarto, teNeues, Candlewick, Sterling Publishers and Janine Vangool, Publisher of the highly acclaimed UPPERCASE Magazine. She’s hanging out with us and I’m sure she and I will concoct some pretty interesting ideas beneficial for both brands. And that, my friend, is how we do business around here. I always say “Play business like it’s a game.” That means: have fun with it.

We are honored that Mitch Nash, the founder of BlueQ, will be attending our Retreat. We love BlueQ!

I’m getting the back garden prettied up. I like an informal setting, plying everyone full of lots of good food and drink to inspire creativity, ideas, and relaxation. I’m going to lead my artists on a very cool art project which I show you in a later newsletter. Stay tuned!

Imagine what my artists are going to do with all this goodness on Day Three: Craft Day! I’m giving each of them blank tote bags to decorate. We’re talking inks, fabric paints, sashiko thread, gem setters, Helen Dardik rubber-stamps, sequins… See that little face in the middle? That’s my test piece, LOL. When Flora Waycott and Kate Mason come (a few days early from Australia) they’ll make a little sampler to test the materials.

XO,

Lilla

 

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12/15/16

What nonsense have the ladies at Lilla Rogers Studio gotten themselves into this time? Announcing Lilla’s Art Menagerie

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Art by Katie Vernon

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We’re excited to let our favorite art directors know about a special upcoming event: Lilla’s Art Menagerie. It will be a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork that will be revealed January 5th in a private, password-protected gallery.

We were thinking: how can we make it really easy for you to see loads of new work without traveling? No flight, no hotel, no cabs! And why not get our brilliant artists to generate new work for an online event?

So we asked our artists to create exciting new work around the themes you request the most often. They were game. Then I thought, why don’t I make a bunch of trend boards just for our artists to motivate and inspire them?

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Some of the trend boards that I made for my artists for the Menagerie. Topics range from winter holiday, Valentine’s, summer florals, editorial maps, mod kitchen, and tons more.

So when do you get to see all this new fabulous work?
You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk on Thursday, January 5th!

How will you access the work?
You’ll get an email with a link and a special password where you can view the work.

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Art by Clairice Gifford

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Art by Marenthe

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Art by Flora Waycott

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Art by Zoe Ingram

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Art by Suzy Ultman

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Art by Terri Fry Kasuba

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Stay tuned on Instagram for our artists’ banners. Art by Carolyn Gavin.

We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!

XO
Lilla

12/12/16

Rachael Taylor Snowflake Trail Art Commission

Hi Lilla,

I’m so excited to be able to share with you that I’m one of the 12 lucky artists that have been commissioned to design a snowflake as part of Liverpool, UK city centre’s popular Snowflake Trail.

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I found out at the end of October that I had been chosen & it has been a whirlwind of planning, painting, sanding & organising a very large amount of Adobe Illustrator vinyl files ever since. The sculptures were provided as white blank canvases for all of the artists to decorate & apply their artwork to whilst making them weatherproof ahead of their outdoor installation.

This completely FREE event is organised by Open Culture who are a Community Interest Company with the mission to increase the profile of & engagement with arts & culture in Merseyside.

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I feel so honoured to be part of such a diverse & talented group of artists & it has been a very enjoyable process whilst being challenging at the same time. It was such a fantastic experience to be able to turn my creative vision into a festive reality. I have been documenting the process through a series of blog posts & you can follow the #snowflaketrail tag on social media for news along with my own personal posts via Instagram / Twitter / Facebook for a behind the scenes perspective.

With special thanks to Rachael Treacher & everyone at Open Culture for organising everything so well & being so friendly & welcoming. Also a huge thank you to Joe Wigzell & Sarah Lyons at Roland DG UK for their help, expertise & advice with my vinyl designs. Here is my design concept & description, I hope you like it! It is located by Elliot Street / Clayton Square by the new steps in Liverpool, UK’s city centre.

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“My vision was to create a pattern that makes you feel uplifted, happy and festive, whilst reflecting the multi-cultural nature and vibrant city of Liverpool. This dynamic design incorporates a revelation of colour, a diverse range of varying scales to produce a visual snowy delight and multi-faceted piece.”

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My snowflake as a blank canvas to apply my design to

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Me sanding my snowflake to get a good quality finish in the artists workshop

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Image credit: Snowflake Trail Press Day

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Being interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside for their breakfast show

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My working concept design – ‘Snowy Celebration’

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Starting to add vinyls to create my design – with thanks to Roland DG UK for generously printing the vinyls

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Continuing to work on the front and back of my snowflake with my vinyls with a view to the public

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You can just spot my snowflake behind the Snowflake Trail branding!

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My snowflake finally in location after weeks of hard work!

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The stand for my snowflake with my name and description of the design

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My little boy Blayke being interviewed for TV

You can follow all of the fun on social media by using the tag #snowflaketrail Check out my Facebook album here. See more about this exciting project here.

xo,

Rachael

1/27/16

Hsinping Pan’s solo art show in Taiwan

Hi Lilla,

I started a solo art show in Taiwan using the images I created in the Make Art That Sells Home Décor class to be the main visual. I’ve named the show “Sining Flowers” and I made the stamps from these images. People are really having fun with them! The show also includes some personal works and commission works I have done over the years.

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photos by Yiyin Chen

Hope you like them!

xo,

Hsinping Pan