What’s Up?

What’s Up?

After finding out that I did not make it to the final round of Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search, I was honestly bummed.  I never expected to make it to the top 50.  But I did.  Then I got my hopes up that I might make it to the top 6 as well.  At the same time, I was trying to prepare myself for inevitable disappointment. I thought I was ready for the bad news.  But there’s not really a good way to not be disappointed about something so BIG that could have been career-changing.  I didn’t feel like creating ANYTHING for a lot of days after that.  I wasn’t depressed or anything, and really, I got over not being picked in a matter of one day.  But I still felt burnt out on everything.  There was so much anticipation about which 6 artists would be chosen, and so much hype, and then it was instantly over. It meant that I had to go back to my piles and piles of signs that had been patiently waiting for me to finish and ship out all over Michigan.  Not that I don’t love what I’m doing.  It just felt old and stale.  It made me wonder if my art was really very good at all… or if people just placed orders simply because it’s made in Michigan and not in China. So I didn’t create anything at all for quite a few days.  I rearranged my living room, put up Fall decorations, boiled some apple peels with cinnamon to make the house smell good.  I went to bed early… It was...
Round 2: Semi-Finals!

Round 2: Semi-Finals!

As you know, my “Find Joy In The Ordinary” piece made it into the top 50 for Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search.  I was so excited!     Here is why I have been sharing so many pictures of Paisley lately!  She was my inspiration for my children’s art piece for round 2!  I would love it if you could go vote!  Here is the link:  http://lillarogers.com/gts-2014-round-2/      ...
Paisley Little Puppy

Paisley Little Puppy

Lately, I’ve been sharing LOTS of pictures of my English Springer Spaniel puppy, Paisley.  She will be 7 months old on September 20th!  You can find her on Instagram (I’m @katiecreatie).  I use the hashtag #paisleylittlepuppy.  Tomorrow, find out why I’ve been sharing her pics so much! 😉 katie doucette | polka dot...
Global Talent Search Semi-Finalist!

Global Talent Search Semi-Finalist!

Good morning! I am in a state of shock right now, because my piece was chosen to be in the top 50 for Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search!  What an amazing opportunity!  I took Make Art That Sells parts A and B, as well as Bootcamp, over the past year, and I have grown an incredible amount. I feel a little bit like a kid on Christmas morning!  There were so many beautiful pieces of art that were submitted.  I don’t know how they narrowed it down from 999 to just 50. These are some of the beginnings of this piece.  I scanned the best ones, along with some background paintings, to create my artwork. (I was also working on some custom Michigan artwork at the time, so there are some other random things thrown on these pages, too!) I also have another version of my terrarium art, which I didn’t like as much as the one I submitted: I submitted my final piece early in the week, because I was super busy with the store and Polka Dot Mitten, and I wanted to make sure I got my assignment done.  This is the one I submitted: I also created several other pieces from my main piece:   I’m really nervous about the next round, but also very excited to get started on the assignment!  Hope you’ll all follow along on this...

Global Talent Search

I uploaded my terrarium artwork for the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search today!  It’s not due until next Monday, but we were encouraged to upload early.  So I worked ALL weekend on my assignment… I could have tweaked it and added to it forever, but I have a lot of work to do this week, so I decided to go with it today!  I really love how it turned out.  There are so many people in the competition that I’m fairly certain that I won’t be chosen.  But at least I had fun making it, and now I have a great new addition to my collection!  I will be able to make numerous coordinating pieces of artwork with all the icons and patterns I put into my one submission.  Can’t wait to share it with...
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