If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram I've been sharing a new collaboration with three other wonderful women and artists called the Pencil Parade Art Collective! This collective is basically a way for the four of us to promote each other's work, share resources, and support each other in our growing businesses. While we all still operate independently as artists, having a collective allows us to join forces, reach more people, and collaborate with each other. More importantly, as people who generally work on our own it's incredibly helpful to have a "team" on your side.
The four of us first met while taking Lilla Roger's Make Art That Sells course last March. We've been meeting for almost nine months now to get to know each other and work on launching this collective. It's been so fun to meet them and I hope you'll now do the same! We live all over the US (Chicago, Minnesota, California, and Hawaii) and we come from different backgrounds, but we have similar goals for our work and we're all in about the same place in our careers. I really look forward to working with them and seeing our businesses (and dreams) take off!
In the meantime, if you'd like to follow along on our journey you can visit our new website at pencilparade.com. You can also like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Instagram where we'll be posting art daily. Thanks, as always, for your support of my work and for supporting these ladies as well! And if you know of someone who might be interested in our work, by all means, share! We're all looking to license our art and/or do commissioned work.
Meet the Pencil Parade:
Brooke Glaser of Paper Playgrounds Living in beautiful Hawaii, Brooke is inspired by the tropics and animals, which is evident in her bright, lush work. She currently works in fashion textile design and also teaches art classes. Betsy Siber A mom of two adorable girls, living in Chicago, Betsy does fantastic retro inspired vector artwork along with ink and watercolor illustrations. She also designs & sells fun jewelry! Megan Dunagan of Megan Nicole Designs Megan lives in southern California and has worked in the textile design industry for many years and she loves to share her expertise in that area. Her work incorporates fun and colorful watercolor into her digital patterns and designs.
Come see the parade at pencil parade.com!