5.19.2013

Holy Moly, dreams DO come true! Hello Lilla Rogers!

So when I was first starting out at Hallmark as a designer/illustrator I was on the kids team. They encouraged us to research and hone our creative skills. Naturally I would take advantage of the awesome library that Hallmark has and peruse the internet. Well, low and behold I stumbled upon this really cool website called Lilla Rogers Studio. And it was a feast for my eyeballs for sure. Never had I seen such talent all under one roof. LRS became a "hallmark" if you will, of inspsiration and style for me and has influenced my personal and professional work. I later became a mentor for a new designer name Mimi. I shared this gem of inspiration with her as well.

As I looked on in admiration, it became a dream to be represented by her. Years pass, life happens....the dream is still there. My awesome husband Colin tells me to submit my work to LRS. I say "Oy, I'm not ready yet!" Then about 2 months ago, I have lunch with my friend Laura and SHE also says I should submit my work. A week later, low and behold she saw some of my work on Pinterest and asked if I had an agent. My jaw dropped and my heart almost beat out of my chest! I submitted my work and a partnership has been forged! I now have Lilla Rogers as a rep. See my work HERE. She has a team of amazing women working with her that I adore. Lilla and her team are a force to be reckon with and I feel so lucky and blessed. LRS is an international Art Rep agency at the top of their game and they get thousands of submissions every year. To be honest....it's a bit intimidating. Many of her artists, like Helen Dardik for example is definitely one of my art heros. That said, it's time to be fearless and take advantage of this opportunity! So to wrap it up full circle, I have the rep I've always dreamed of AND the designer I mentored, Mimi, became one of my best friends and now we're taking Lilla's Make Art That Sells class together a long with another great buddy of mine Flora Chang. Life is funny sometimes. I really believe we all have a quiet tune playing in our hearts that only we can hear. Our "inner boombox" and if we're the only ones who can hear it, we're the only ones that can sing it. So we need to sing, gosh darn it!!!!!!!

7 comments:

Flora said...

Hi Sarah,

Congratulations, that is so cool! I follow you on Pinterest and always love seeing the pins of your work, so I was really pleased when I read on the LRS blog that you were their latest signing!

Best wishes from

Flora @ The Round Window

Cat Athena Louise said...

Congratulations Sarah, A dream coming true indeed! See you in class in 2 weeks time... so exciting!

Much happiness and Blessings,
Cat x

Corinne Dean said...

Your work is really beautiful, so congrats on joining LRS, it's definitely well deserved. Your line " I really believe we all have a quiet tune playing in our hearts that only we can hear," is brilliant, that is really how it feels, thank you for putting that into words, we need to sing!

Nicky Ovitt said...

Congratulations, Sarah! I had not known much of your work before, but since discovering it, I'm a huge fan! The story you tell is a wonderful example of aspiration and synchronicity. When the time is right... cheers!

Super Jane Smith said...

How exciting! Thank you for sharing your amazing experience! I, too, am a long-time fan of Lilla and find visiting her stable of artists (including you!) online to be inspiring and happiness-inducing. And I'm taking Lilla's class in June as well, so I hope to see you there!!

rachel awes said...

your work is DEAR.
YES to listening to our inner boom box. YES to you. + congratulations!
from your new follower :) xo

rachel awes said...

p.s.
re: listening to your inner boom box, might you be interested in sharing that with your links and a brief bio on my blog (i have a 1X/month feature of guest artists w/art about listening)...if yes, you could email me at rachelawes@gmail.com