Happy New Year! Lilla’s tips for making 2015 an amazing year of art

Happy 2015! A new year brings a chance for new beginnings, new energy, and fresh commitment. In this short video Lilla shares some tips to make 2015 an amazing year for your art career and gives a sneak peek of some of the awesome things we have planned for the coming months.

We’d love to hear about your plans – please share in the comments below.

Best wishes for 2015 from all at Lilla Rogers Studio and the Lilla Rogers Studio School!

PS Want to get 2015 off to an amazing creative start? Join us for Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp, beginning January 5! Just a few spots left for this six month online course of advanced creative assignments to boost your portfolio and give structure to your art creation. Book your spot here!


  • I’m wound up and ready to go with Bootcamp! Also, I’ll be delving into the world of Art Journaling for tapping into that inner truth. I’m working on the ultimate design for a journal that allows for the mix of imagery and prose. I’ll join or form an art journaling group. And, I’ll keep tabs on Lilla – can’t wait to hear about the new class and live event – also, as a homebody, I would love to see pictures of Lilla’s “homey” studio renovation (hint, hint ; ). HERE’S TO A MAGICAL 2015!

    December 29, 2014
  • So excited for Bootcamp! Dying to hear about all the new things coming. BUT most of all excited about this time next year and looking at all the growth I’ve made :)

    January 1, 2015
  • Hello Lilla and Happy New Year! I’m so excited to hear about the new class offering and live event :). Best wishes for happy creating and adventure-filled year! Jan

    January 1, 2015
  • Bootcamp for the next 6 mos., following a goal list I set for 2015 with regards to creating, submitting and challenging myself – it’s going to be a great year and I can’t wait to hear all the details of your plans! (when you are “allowed” to divulge).

    January 1, 2015
  • Yay! I’m so excited to find little gems of MATs this morning. I’m counting down the days until bootcamp starts!

    I wanted to say, please don’t leave the “live event” a secret for too long. I’ve planned out most of my travels for the year already. I hope I can squeeze it in.

    So excited! XX~Anisa

    January 2, 2015
  • I definitely will show my new Studio reno at some point! Looking forward to seeing you all in Bootcamp. xo

    January 2, 2015
  • Lilla, I’m so excited to get started on 2015! The last half of 2014 was gobbled up by our new Shallotte River Swamp Park, where site clearing has just begun (Yay!)

    Now I can slow down on all the “behind the scenes” design work in putting an idea on paper and going into gear to make it happen: PRESENTATION BOOKLETS for Town Councils, a Disney style MAP of the future park with all the ICONS for the swamp and activities, PICTORIAL BANNERS using those ICONS for presentation booths, T SHIRTS with more ICONS for giveaways, handouts and DRINK COASTERS for local restaurants, full size BILLBOARDS for the local highways, RACK CARDS for the local rental companies to put in their Welcome Packets this summer, the all-important Swamp Park LOGO, directional traffic SIGNS, and now it is on to toys and coloring books for the future gift shop, which will be in the building I am helping to design with the Architectural Team, from the footings to the last little detail…like RESTROOM SIGNS.

    See how much artwork is required to get a theme/adventure park from an idea into “opening day”?? See how many ICONS are necessary to get the idea across to all those government officials and then on to the public??

    But now, I am going to sneak away and make some new art for ME!! See you in class!

    January 3, 2015
  • Hi Lila,
    I’m so excited about mats boot camp! I’ve been cleaning out my studio. Tonight it’s primed and ready to paint a fresh new color tomorrow. It’s out with the old and in with the new. My goal for 2015 is to find my style and build a solid portfolio, then I can see where in the market I would be a good fit.
    See you on Monday,

    January 4, 2015
  • Hello Lilla,

    Thank you for your video and encouragement! Your new studio sounds fabulous! I would love to see pictures. And I’m excited to hear about your new class and your event. Today I am cleaning out my studio space getting ready to start fresh for the new year!

    Have a beautiful day!

    January 4, 2015
  • Hello Lilla!

    I just have to say how motivational I find all of your videos and blogs about how you work. I’m starting bootcamp tomorrow and I am so excited to see what i can produce under your guidance! My plans for the new year is to see how this goes and to try to move my work into a viable, stay-at-home career for surface design and licensing.

    You’re book and classes have finally given me a direction for all this drawing I love to do. So Thank you! Also looking forward to learning about your new class. I have a small child who is not yet in school, so I like the pacing of bootcamp and I’m hoping your new class schedule might work for that, too. Either way, I’m hoping to take MATS A or B once my schedule opens up.

    Thanks for doing what you do!

    January 4, 2015
  • Estoy muy contenta y ansiosa por empezar este curso. Hace mucho tiempo que tengo ganas de dedicarme a la ilustración de cuentos infantiles pero no me animo. Espero que esta sea la oportunidad para ayudarme a alejar todos mis miedos y lanzarme de una vez por todas a la pileta… pero con agua! Y espero divertirme!!!

    by belenderienzo
    January 5, 2015

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