Category: Greeting Cards

9/27/21

Do you like getting gorgeous postcards? A survey. Plus Sarah Walsh’s brand-new puzzle.

Personally, we love getting mail and we love sending you our pretty postcards with our artists’ latest and most gorgeous work. We’ve scaled way back due to Covid, but we’re thinking of rebooting the card mailings. Loads of our art directors tell us they love them, save them, and pin them to their walls.
Here’s the rub: We know lots of you are still working from home, so we wondered if you’re getting your business mail. Susan and Kim called around and got a mix of responses. Some of you are going into the office sporadically and getting your mail; some of you are back in the office full time, and some are getting your mail forwarded to home.
So we thought: let’s do a poll. We’d love to hear from you.
Above: Our postcard front, mailed in July of this year to our art directors, editors and others who buy art. This card featured cherished original paintings by our artists, past and present.
Above: A recent postcard. Art by Åsa Gilland.
See what I mean? Our cards are pretty.

 

Art directors, editors, art buyers: we’d love to hear from you.
(The poll only lets you pick one answer, just so you know.)
We’re thinking of sending out our pretty postcards again. Which one applies?
I’m back in the office and get my mail there.
I work from home but my mail is forwarded to me.
I work from home and my mail is NOT forwarded to me.
I go into the office about once a week or so and get my mail.
I go into the office like once a month or whatever and get my mail then.
I don’t go into the office. I don’t get my mail. I’m sure there’s a giant pile.
Other.
Above: One of our postcards
featuring Helen Dardik.
Are you an art buyer or editor? Would you like receive our postcards which we send out about 7 or 8 times a year? Or are you already on our mailing list but would like to give us a new address?
Simply reply to this email.

 

See amazing artwork and products by our artists below!
Above: Illustration for Martini & Rossi Fiero
Animation by Bonnie Dain

 

These three fully-illustrated books by Zoë Ingram are now available!
Above: Walker Books
Above: David & Charles
Above: Running Press

 

Above: Dare to Dream 1,000 piece puzzle by Sarah Walsh for Flow/Workman

 

Above: A recent greeting card by Kelly Anne Dalton for Sellers Publishing

 

Above: A recent greeting card by Clairice Gifford for Sellers Publishing

 

Above: Fish illustrated by Jessica Allen for Texas Highways Magazine

 

Class starts October 18th!

 

Did you know that I teach a writing course? I created it a few years ago after years of working with artists on their writing their own books and from co-teaching my picture book course, Illustrating Children’s Books (available 2022) and Illustrating Children’s Books Plus with art director/author Zoë Tucker on my e-course platform, Make Art That Sells.
Basically, my philosophy is this:
Creating a unique picture book comes from understanding what makes you unique and discovering the story you’re excited to tell. To help you do this, I’ve created a playful, personalized and structured course called My Kid Book Pitch that will bring out your special story. It’s packed full of quirky worksheets, Magic Cards, fun exercises and weekly interactive LIVE videos that will guide you step by step to create your own special brilliant story – the story that only you can write. I hope you’ll join me October 18th! Learn more or sign up here. Personally, I can’t wait for this one.
Above: Art by Tequitia Andrews
I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells

 

8/26/21

Agent Kim Fleming picked some of her recent favorite images for you.

Agent Kim Fleming picked her recent favorites for you this week. I love ’em, too, especially Katie Vernon’s post-pandemic hobbies piece. Enjoy!

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
5/19/21

Today we’re featuring illustrated puzzles, apparel, a brand-new children’s book and more.

Today, we’re bringing you some recent products illustrated by our artists, from books to cards to wooden puzzles. Enjoy!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Be Kind Puzzleby Sarah Walsh for Galison

 

See more of Kendra Binney’s dreamy products for
Roger La Borde here.

 

Jennifer created a set of playful cards
featuring an array of animals for Studio Eleven Papers.

 

Sarah Papworth was commissioned to create a dreamy collection of cards for Studio Eleven Papers.

 

Pretty patterns for apparel by Flora and Zoë
For Seedling Baby
For Olive Me Handmade

 

Out now: Princesses Can Fix It! (Page St Kids)
” This STEAM-focused take on the classic fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses includes fun illustrations bursting with hilarious detail (and alligators), zany characters, and three inspiring princesses who know that they have what takes to save the day.”

 

Charming wooden puzzle by Rebecca Jones for Crocodile Creek.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
4/29/21

Spotlight on Kelly Anne Dalton : Enjoy her bright and dreamy style

Today, we’d love to show you the work of Kelly Anne Dalton whose bright and dreamy style pulls in a vast range of commissions from science-y books for kids to updated Aesop’s tales for Editions Auzou to covers for historic middle-grade fiction for Random House. Enjoy!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

 

“I grew up in a secluded Victorian resort town in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, which was the perfect recipe for a lifetime love of vintage objects with soul and playing make-believe in the forest.”
— Kelly Anne Dalton

 

Watch Kelly Anne make art magic on her iPad.
Welcome to Adventures in Idaland. Kelly Anne has crafted an entire world around the main character, Ida. With her mouse pal Scout, Ida embarks on adventures around the world as she helps animals solve all sorts of problems.
Together with our Toy and Game agent Riley Wilkinson, we’ve developed an entertainment concept ripe for a future animated series, as well as toy concepts ready for license. Contact Riley to learn more.

 

Kelly Anne just created this lovely piece for the very first assignment for my Illustrating Children’s Books course.

 

Personal work

 

Books

 

Above: Chemistry for Kids, Quarto
Biology out soon!

 

Aesop’s Fables (Editions Auzou)

 

Book covers for Random House

 

More beautiful illustrations

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
2/10/21

REVEALED! Seven of my favorite brand-new children’s book images by our artists.

Today I’ve gathered some of my favorite children’s book-inspired images by some of our artists from the Menagerie.

 

If you haven’t checked out the stunning collection of over 150 new images by our artists in our 5th Annual Lilla’s Art Menagerie, don’t wait!

 

Click on this special link to see all the brand-new work that you’ve been waiting for, available for licensing or for ideas to commission.
If prompted, enter this password: loveart

 

Once in the gallery, be sure to click “View All”.

 

 

Check out this selection of inspiring children’s book-style imagery our artists have created to inspire you to commission them for their next book. (You know what else? These images would make amazing puzzles or kid toys and games, too.)

 

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.
Hurry! Many of these artists are heavily booked, so contact us now to chat about your project. We’d love to hear about it!
Still haven’t seen the Menagerie gallery? Click this link (password: loveart)

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
2/1/21

Want to see the birthday cards my artists made for me?

Get ready for our 5th Annual Menagerie! It’s a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork by our artists that will be revealed on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH in a private, password-protected gallery.

 

Banner by Kendra Binney

 

Our amazing artists have created tons of brand new work from trend boards and assignments that we created specially for this event. They’re geared around the themes our clients request most often, and the images they’ve created will blow you away.
Stay tuned for more details in your inbox!
One of my favorite things about my birthday is that every year I get a lovely flood of gorgeous personal birthday cards created by my artists. And a bonus is that these images are available for license as of this writing, and note that the text can be changed.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
12/21/20

Here’s our Annual Curated Gift Guide or luscious products by our artists. From pretty puzzles, to elk trays to Anthro glasses.

From pretty puzzles, to 2021 calendars, to painterly Anthro glasses, here are some more gift ideas by our artists to make your holidays brighter.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Buffalo Games
Puzzle Michèle Wilson

 

We’ve really enjoyed working on Carolyn’s beautiful puzzle in the evenings. (Wentworth Puzzles)
More goodness by Carolyn Gavin for Anthropologie:

 

Serving tray, coasters, and napkins, too! (Rock Flower Paper)

 

Galison

 

Amber Lotus Kindness calendar
Workman “Wonder” calendar
(with illustrations by four
of our artists).

 

Studio Oh
Uncommon Goods

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
11/23/20

From a pretty mask to a cool change purse by Sarah Walsh for Blue Q, some products for sale by our artists.

We love when we get in samples by our artists, and we thought we’d share a few of the recent products our artists have been commissioned to create art for.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Beautiful wrapping and gift bags for Impression Originale.
Buy them here and here.

 

Up With Paper pop-up card

 

Change purse for Blue Q.

 

Both Helen and Carolyn collaborated with Z Wraps to create these wonderful reusable beeswax wraps. (No more single use plastic wrap!)
Both agents Susan and Kim use these and love them.
Buy them here.

 

Also from Zwraps, lovely retro cloth masks with our artist Jenn Ski.
Buy it here.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Babulinka Books

 

French Flow magazine

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
8/25/20

Watch Coffee Time with Lilla and Kim as we reveal a box full of some of our favorite products.

Back before the pandemic when 2020 was still new and fun and we were allowed to be together, Kim and I gathered a box full of our favorite products by our artists to show you. We hope you enjoy this short video.

 

Watch Coffee Time with Lilla & Kim

 

 

More great products by our artists…
Fabulous circular puzzle for eeBoo.
Photo: eeBoo

 

Kids Quilt set for Anthropologie.

 

Creative Co-op

 

Design of Storybook for Hasbro’s Baby Alive doll.
Photo: Hasbro

 

American Greetings

 

Land of Nod / Crate&kids

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
5/28/20

Join me TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for our WebinART chat featuring my artist Kendra Binney. 🎨👍🏽👁

 
Kendra has worked on a variety of illustration projects for top companies such as Hachette, Page Street Publishing, Roger La Borde, Sterling Publishing, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with guest artist Kendra Binney today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Kendra77

I’ll ask Kendra how she works in both paint and digital media, what makes a great art director, what her dream illustration project would be, how she enjoyed the Residency and creating a picture book pitch, her tips on working from home with her little boy, what she’s watching right now, and more.

We can’t wait to see you there as we put some goodness out into the world!

Kendra Binney, illustrator
Washington State
Right : Card for Roger La Borde

 

Above: Sample book art for Hachette
Above: Wall art for Oopsy Daisy

 

Images above and below: Collection for Roger La Borde