Sunday, 6 July 2014

Handmade Monday 175

Hello and welcome to Handmade Monday.

It's been fairly quiet on the handmade front here this week, but I have been working on some art.  One of my long-term plans is to look into licensing my art for use on products (anything from cards to tea cosies - I really don't mind!) and I've started to put together a portfolio which I can send to agents.  I've very tentatively approached two art licensing agencies so far... (it's surprisingly scary stuff!)...

there had to be a campervan in there!

... and I've had a glimmer of a breakthrough already, in that one of the agencies has emailed back to say they really like my work and think it's saleable BUT...

and a beach hut!

... the creative director (who makes the final decision) is currently on holiday!  I can't help but feel excited - but I am trying hard not to! The creative director may just decide she doesn't like my work at all.  Secretly, my fingers are firmly crossed while I expect the worst (then I won't feel too let down).

There's been a lovely distraction in the form of the local village celebration, Croft Carnival yesterday...

my granddaughter Emily with her mum on the float for the local pre-school

The whole village community and beyond comes together for Croft carnival (this year it celebrates 40 consecutive years) and it's lovely to see and be part of (although the traffic is a nightmare).

the tractor pulling the pre-school float

The procession - with many tractors in evidence (there's a lot of farming around here) - ends on the playing fields where there's attractions, stalls and lots of fun to be had.

bagpipes

Guide Dog Puppy Quentin was very interested in the bagpipes and brass band!

And here's a shot of him proving how well he responds to the stay command - you can barely see him!  Sorry, I didn't get any of him watching the carnival parade!


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12 comments:

Karen Price said...

Fingers and toes crossed for you!

Clare Willcocks said...

Looks like Quentin got far too caught up in all the carnival excitement! Happy Handmade Monday :)

Josie said...

I adore your artwork,it really rocks the iconic retro vibe and is bang on trend! Fingers crossed that we are soon be seeing it everywhere......

Free Spirit Designs said...

Oooh how exciting! Your lovely artwork would add charm and good humour to anything, its great to hear you've had such a positive response from an agent already!

We had our annual village do yesterday too, its lovely when the community comes together isn't it :) x

threads 'n' shreds said...

Oh my fingers are crossed for you too!! I really hope it works out for you, your art work is very commercial, so i could see it doing very well xx

Julia Nyanyo said...

The art licensing sounds very exciting - good luck.
What great weather you had for the carnival! I'm in Cov and we had the Godiva festival this weekend, friday night was a washout sadly but since then it's all gone pretty well!

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Will be really exciting to see your designs, hope you get selected. And I love a good carnival too.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Very excited for you :)

say it said...

Love your campervan design. I hope the creative director likes your work too.

Tracey Radford said...

How exciting! Really hope it all works out, your designs are wonderful x

Lucy Blossom said...

ooh sounds exciting, will keep my fingers crossed. There is a carnival in Southend where we are moving too, can't wait to take Lucy to see it.

Teresa said...

Oh, I just made it under the wire this week, last to the party. Glad I didn't miss it as there are always lovely new discoveries to be made here. Fingers crossed for your new venture, hope all goes well