I just finished my last final for my class on taxes and on business basics. Hallelujah! That means it’s time for the December newsletter to be published, for some R&R and some creative art time. I can’t wait to have a little break from classes so I can catch up on everything else that I hold near and dear. To find out more about what I’ve been up to and what I’m working on next, just sign up for my newsletter. You get a two page letter sent from me to your inbox once a month. That’s it! Head on over to my services page to sign up! Also, thank you all for showing up at Art in the Afternoon in a big way. My heart is full!
Are you ready to start reading the November Newsletter? Well, I just pushed the publish button yesterday! You can sign up to get the monthly Audie Rose Design newsletter over on my services page. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill out the newsletter form. It’s got information about upcoming events, what’s been happenin’ in the studio and information about surface design and the art industry. If you are interested in contributing to my newsletter please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope it can become a place for inspiration, information and community. This photo is featured in my newsletter this month, I’ve been working on some new paintings and loving this time I’ve found for creating!
I’ve always struggled to find the best format for communicating with you. I’ve found that social media doesn’t allow me to really connect with people in an authentic way and that it’s hard for me to format what I really want to say in any of the social media outlets I use. I’m going to try a newsletter. I think it will be more personable and since you will receive it by email I think it will be easier for you to get all the information you need.
What will be in the newsletter? Good question. For now my vision is to keep you updated on what I am working on in my studio, share arts and crafts I am working on and let you know what sales are happening and what events I might be attending. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter I promise to only send you one a month and it will come to your inbox automatically. You can sign up to receive it here. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the form.
What would you like to hear about in the newsletter? Do you have an art project you are working on that you would like to share in the newsletter? All your comments and suggestions are welcome! I want to make the newsletter useful and interesting for everyone.
Hi! I've been working on a big project all summer and haven't had any time to work on patterns. This weekend I found a few minutes to sit down and re-vamp an old pattern and I love how it turned out. I love it so much I want to give it to you a a FREE desktop wallpaper. If you love it you can also find it on my Spoonflower shop here, where you can buy it on custom fabric, gift wrap rolls and wallpaper. Just fill out the form below and you will get instructions on how to get your FREE download. Enjoy!
I'm so pleased to announce that the Audie Rose Design Etsy shop is now open for business! You can check it out here. I have wrapping paper packs, cards and will soon have journals again. I'm giving away a free pocket envelope to the first 4 orders as well! The online shop here on the website will email open for the time being and I welcome orders here as well. If you are a Lander resident ordering on the website will still give you free local pick up and delivery. The Etsy shop doesn't currently have this option. Also, if you are interested in Audie Rose Design patterns and designs on wallpaper, fabric or gift wrap rolls check out the spoonflower shop where you can make custom orders!
Have you seen the new cards in the online shop yet? They are 3.5 by 5 and perfect for thank you cards, birthdays and other "just because" occasions. There are 3 cards, each with a unique painting I made this past year. They are bright and cheerful and full of love! Check them out here. I hope to keep adding new stationary to the shop so make sure you stay up to date on all the new hotness by signing up for the newsletter here.
I am so happy to offer you all a discount on my wrapping paper sheets and journals. I am making room for NEW stuff which is super exciting. I'd also love to hear from you what you would like to see in the Audie Rose Design online shop. If you have a suggestions please shoot me an email at email@example.com or send me a message on instagram or facebook. The sale ends June 30th so get your orders in before the end of the month to get 25% OFF. Also, if you live in Lander you can get FREE delivery.
I attended my first Surtex show this year and now that I'm on the other side of it I'd like to share my experience with you. I decided to attend Surtex about 5 weeks before the show. I wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off but in the end it was truly a great experience and I'm so glad I decided to attend. I met a lot of very kind and wonderful people. The other exhibitors in my area were so helpful, particularly since I was exhibiting alone. They helped me with my display, they watched my table for me when I needed a break and provided a lot of moral support. I'm blown away at how friendly and supportive they all were! I hope to stay in touch with them and hear about how the show has worked out for them.
I also met a lot of attended that said some very lovely things about my work. It filled my heart to know that these people found my work beautiful and used all the words to describe it that I wanted to invoke in the viewers of my work. It was also education in that I now have a better understanding of what elements of my work people are most interested in for their products. This will help me hone my future work.
The experience was wonderful and positive but that's not to say it was without stress and a true test of my dedication. When I arrived at the Javits Center the day before the show I found that all my displays and back drops that I had shipped to the warehouse for holding had been completely destroyed. The tubes had been crushed so my banners and back drops were not useable. In fact, the only thing still in tact was my portfolio. I spent many long hours walking back and forth between the Javits Center and Staples, spent one night up until past mid-night re-designing banners and spent more than I would like to admit on a completely new display for my table. There was a lot of restless nights, a lot of blisters and more than a few heavy sighs. I did it though and the table looked great. I learned a lot about the ins and outs of doing the show. In the end I'm so glad I did it and also so glad it's over and I can focus on forming relationships with new clients and focus on my artwork.