Surtex 2017 art licensing

See My Art ~ Surtex 2017

It’s Surtex time again and I’m so happy to say that my art is finally making it back to this premier art licensing trade show with my agent Suzanne Cruise Creative Services, Inc. Surtex, is an annual Art Licensing  trade show in New York city for Artists, Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers. It’s now in its 32nd year! SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & designs — where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers, retailers and licensees to create products in multiple categories. Home décor and furnishings, apparel, automotive accessories, beauty, bed and bath, fabric prints, floor coverings, juvenile, giftware and novelties, stationery, tabletop, wall treatments, private label and much more. If it’s any product with a surface or textile design of any kind, there’s a good chance it originated at SURTEX.

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dachshund sledding

Dachshund Dog Sledding


Here is my Dachshund Sledding illustration. I did this design as part of my Advent Christmas countdown in December 2015. It was the first time that I tried to keep up with doing an illustration a day for the whole 24 day countdown until Christmas. So this was where he first showed up. Since then, I’ve made a tradition red color version instead of the pink and teal these. I also developed him into a greeting card design that says, “Dachshund thru the snow…” which I think is so funny!.I love this little illustration so much, maybe at some point I’ll make a little animation with him sledding along.

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unicorn dreams

Unicorn Dreams… Looking at the Stars

This Unicorn Dreams illustration came out of an Illustrated Quote Art Challenge for the Art Licensing Show. I was imagining a unicorn looking at the stars and dreaming. Which is honestly something I often do. I have always been a star-gazer… And of course the quote is from Van Gogh, who really has so many lovely quotes circulating out there in the blogosphere. Though I can’t remember if I found the quote first and then I had the image to go with it or the other way around.

I love that unicorns are such magical creatures. Which is why I gave this one some curly tendrils for hair and freckles on his face. And the color is not a bright white but more of slight off-white which has more contrast against the teal background. Continue reading “Unicorn Dreams… Looking at the Stars”