As mentioned above, the three art licensing trade magazines are Total Art Licensing, Art Buyer and Art & Design Licensing Source Book. View recently published digital issues "Summer / Fall 2011 Total Art Licensing" and "Summer 2011 Art & Design Licensing Source Book" to see the latest in art licensing. The latest issue of Art Buyer will probably be soon published
Two Artists Aloft
http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers&type=email - our followers
\Using categories to divide your photographs by type is a great way to make it easier for visitors to navigate your site, especially as your portfolio of images continues to grow. For example, as you categorize photos as “Travel” or “Black and White,” you can then add those category pages to your site’s navigation bar. If you’re using your photo blog to generate business as a photographer, this means that someone who’s looking for some black and white images can easily take a look at your gallery of black and white photos. This guide explains how to add categories to your post, and you can follow these steps to add those category pages to your site’s menu.
When displaying a series of photos, you’ll see that there are a handful of options for inserting them into your post: slideshow, gallery, and individual images. If you’re adding a large amount of photos to a single post, you may want to consider using the gallery option. Too many photos on the front page can cause a slow load time for visitors. By loading your posts as thumbnails first, visitors get the full effect of the breadth and variety of your photographs at a single glance. If you’re looking for feedback, visitors can comment directly on your photo by clicking on the “Permalink” button in the gallery carousel.
http://wordpress.com/- very interesting and creative photo and art drive blogs.
QUESTIONS FOR JOANNA
LINCENSING YOUR BLOG - http://creativecommons.org/choose/
Ideas for future postings on ab’s blog
Getting ready for Atlanta July show
On the road again my solo trip
At the show- hotel, marta showrooms, appts
MY SOLO TRIP TO ATLANTA
FOLLOW THRU AND PAINTING UP A STORM
Young and upcoming designers and artists
Students from Ad’s show and Surtex.
7/6 notes from Joanna
Categories-re each post Larger scope than tags (sometimes can appear under both)
Ex: If I say in my blog.for example “ I baked cookies for Surtex”.
Then Category is Surtex cookies
Tag would be: cookies
Tags show up in google People will be directed to the post that mentions cookies.
Tag is Empire State Bldg. Anyone googling that in will be directed to the post on our blog that mentions Empire State Bldg.
Categories –Only add something as a category if I am writing about it in my post.
Joanna suggests that your blog be:
One part entertainment ex: what I ate for breakfast-photos and how I made
One part inspirational – how I made food look like Disney characters
One part educational – ex nutrition value of foods
To add to Blogroll or licensing partners:
Links – all links
Check off blogroll or Licensing partners at bottom
Enter name of blog
Enter web address
If link is a new category
Click addd new
New questions 7/6
]I entered tom’s blog under link blogroll it appears on my Links page, but not on the actual blog page.
Great home décor blogs lots of florals
Googler Home Décor water color florals 2012 – images will take you to great blogs
Watercolor looks are making a splash on fashion, eye make-up trends, hand-painted wedding stationery, bedding and all manner of home textiles. This fluidly romantic painting style is perfect on plates as well. The unstructured, yet naturalistic, flowers and leaves on this "Watercolor Petals" salad plate by Shelley Hesse for Anthropologie are charming with na ïf elegance. Like a painter working from a palette, I'd mix the colors in these quasi-transparent brushstrokes with other solid color or banded dishes to make my own table setting work of art.
Watercolor Petals Salad Plate, $14, Anthropologie
http://www.shutterstock.com/similar-95687473/stock-photo-color-illustration-of-flowers-in-watercolor-paintings.html - watercolor florals more traditional but soft and loose
http://www.bluebellgray.co.uk/gallery.php-home décor gorgeous watercolor splashyy florals
WEB SITE LOVELY FLORALS ON FABRIC FASHIONS
LOVELY GIFT STORE PRODUCTS
INTERESTING AND COLORFUL DESIGNERS BLOG
GREAT STOCK PHOTO AND VECTOR SITE
GREAT ROYALTY FREE STOCK PHOTO
NOTES FOR POST ON ATLANTA SHOW PART 2
for ab only: photos, products overview of company, kind of work they look for, importance of speed ha ha in doing new work. Showing your work. How to know when to end a meeting. Questions to ask.
For ab only- for fleshing out this section: networking beforehand. Setting up rendezvous with colleagues and friends. Dinners and lunches. Doing a few things at the show that are simply for pleasure.How do you decide which shows to go to. There are quite a number of good shows around the country at different times of the year as well as Manufacturers showroom you can visit inHow to organize your calls and notes using a word notebook. The virtual Atlanta magazine a good way to view each floor and companies.What time to make your calls. How many times do you call.How to use e mail as an aid. How to get badges and passes. Importance of thank yous.
For ab only and not for this post on tracking trends and how to dress: Googling, what to google and checking out the images first.How images lead to helpful blogs, companies etc. Window shopping and other recreational shopping trips. Taking reference photos. Asking for permission to take photos, Home Decor, Fashion, 2012 trends in Art licensing, giftware and accessories. Keeping a word notebook with tabs. Example and photo of mine. Some of my favorite blogs in these categories. Networking about trends. Becoming an online member of Art licensing group,Printsource shows. Fashion magazines.Fashion runway shows. u tube newspapers blog
for ab only and not for post: http://www.wikihow.com/Dress-Like-an-Artist helpful blog
http://pinterest.com/snowing86/my-artsy-style-casual-looks/ - casual artsy styles for women
interesting workshop at MOMA
Blocks Tell a Story: Creating Narratives in Space and Time
Led by toy designer and educator Karen Hewitt of Burlington, Vermont–based Learning Materials Workshop, these two workshops and drop-in activities invite visitors to channel their inner sense of creative play to design their own stories and reinvent their urban landscapes with building blocks.
Workshops begin with a brief visual tour of the history of building blocks as a learning tool from the 1850s to the present—from Friedrich Froebel to computer Smart Blocks. Participants then create narratives using only blocks. Without the aid of figurative miniature objects, the blocks must be used creatively to symbolize objects, people, and animals. Participants’ narratives will be documented and shared.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
From the Moma site – use some of this in Baking post
Can Food Be Art?
Artist Nancy Hwang has been engaged in making communication-based participatory art projects, and she proposes that food—cooking with strangers and sharing their recipes—can be a good way to get to know one another on an intimate level. Following a brief introduction to previous works by Hwang, audience members are invited to share their childhood food memories to open up a conversation. This participatory talk is open-ended, much like Nancy’s own performance work.
Nancy Hwang has been producing audience-participatory projects in galleries, museums and public spaces over the last fifteen years in North America, Europe and Asia. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland.
Midori Yamamura, Ph.D., is Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute and a Lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art. She is the author of Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years (2009) and a contributor to the Whitney Museum exhibition catalog, Yoyoi Kusama (2012).
Monday, October 15, 2012, 12:30 p.m.
To get to our dashboard page
You need an original and eye-catching header graphic
To add categories and create links to them:
Go to “ All Links”
1/ To add New list of my favorite somethings
Go to: Links/add new/name/url/description/add link
To add a new link category: Ex My favorite origami sources/ go to Add new//name/description/appears to the right/click “add new category”
2. Go to: Appearance/widgets
Drag widget “links” over tag cloud – to create a new category
3. Appearance/widget to reorder sidebar click and hold mouse down and move
4.When you quote someone send readers to the actual place on the blog where that post is – run pointer over post title and click – and that is the url you use
You need to differentiate and express your blog with an original and eye-catching header graphic. It needs to be unique to grab the attention and give a good first impression to your visitors. Good blog header graphic creates an appropriate atmosphere and sets the tone of your blog.
You need to deﬁne the purpose of your blog and decide exactly what you want your blog header image to communicate about your blog and about yourself to your visitors.
EXAMPLES OF BLOG HEADERS
]I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE:
EVOCATIVE OF ART AND ARTISTS
CONCEPT OF ALOFT
FLYING, BIRDS ETC.
FOR SEARCHING FREE VECTOR ART BY CATEGORIE
CAROL ELDRIDGE’S BLOG – good list of other art bloggers
beth logan’s blog
Jane Shasky’s blog
GREAT SITE FOR SCRIPTY TYPE FACES
GALISON, MUDPUPPY FOR DK
TWO’S COMPANY HOME CHIC HOME COLLECTION B AND W AND AQUA BLUE FOR DK
C & F Enterprises and Gallerie II http://www.creativecoop.com/aboutus.aspx
A bit on the traditional and conservative side.
ALTHOUGH LORI SIEBERT IS O NE OF T HEIR NEW ARTISTS CAROL ELDRIDGE IS LICENSED
Does not license bedding etc. can see however iin NY Showroom at NY gift bldg- when is Textile sho w i
Blog: http://blog.creativecoop.com/ BATH
General guidelines for doing a company profile:
Style – conservative, conservative – experimental
Outside the box – what can we do?
COMPANY PROFILES ON
CREATIVE COOP work on this profile next
C & F ENTERPRISES.. Finish profile and
Love this – bright colors very patterned different than me but inspiring
Artist is Shatzi Brown
http://investinthearts.com/vivienneandres.shtml- watercolor collage
I really like very abstract using real images
Crate and Barrel
POTTERY BARN – GREAT SITE LARGE PHOTOS
great blogging home dec site
colorful designer blog
GREAT TRENDY STENCI; DESIGNS
WONDERFUL MUSIC SITE – WILL PLAY ENTIRE ALBUMS ALL STYLES
GREAT GARDENING BLOG FOR THE STORY MOSTLY I LOVE
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Home.cfm?Gid=1301MICHAEL MILLER TEXTILES – GOOG REVERENCE FOR COLLECTION AND NEW DESIGN IDEAS
6/25 TO DO
make more connections Marty Brochstein Linked in
up to page 6
Make more connections Paul Brent Linked In
Re our blog
this is the link directly to the posts(all)
BLOGS I PERSONALLY LIKE
BILL ABBOTT’S HUMOR
Walked the show with Lucinda Wei.
Showrooms we visited and notes.
Jessika MARIa Rauch International PR mgr
Offered to consult with me and give me fashion and trend info for my blot
Villeroy and Boch AG
PO Box 1120
phone +49 (0) 6864 - 81 1344
Fax +49 (0) 6864 – 81 2692
E mail: email@example.com
To do: write and thank her send link to blog
Marketing and PR Coordinator
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 919 732 5933 x 101
Fax: 919 732 9903
343 Elizabeth Brady Road/PO Box 460 Hillsborough,
to do: write and thank her – send blog and link
Not sure we actually met her
SALES AND MARKETING COORDINATOR
41 MADISON 22ND FLOOR NY, NY 10010
PHONE: 212 835 6448
FAX: 212 532 1371
SEND THANK YOU – send blog and link
Vp sales and business development
Phone: 650 238 1009 x 236
Fax: 650 238 1100
Formation brands LLC
389 Oyster Point Blvd. Suite 6
South San Francisco, CA 94080
write and say thank you
send blog and link
41 madison Avenue
(212) 685-1098 – showroom phone already on calendar
Usually start looking at art in January – April
Pick 40 pieces of art, then they test sample and develop the collection to show at the October Tabletop show (11 month period of time) – They are doing photo shoot 10/25 – Thanksgiving