Inspired by the global search for talent-part 2

The Global Talent Search showcase is back due to popular demand!  Today we have Round two of The Global Talent Search hosted by Lilla Rogers studio If you missed Round 1 here it is here. These are just a small sampling of the 1500 entries, but all of these  vintage, playground inspired, journal covers inspire me! They motivate me to try new techniques,play with different mediums and experiment. I think Lilla hit the nail on the head when she suggested this theme . It really gives artists a great way to play and experiment. I have included the artist name below each piece and a link to their blog post about The Global Talent Search.

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Inspired by the global search for talent!

Lilla Rogers is all the rage in my surface design world right now. She has just recently launched her first ever e-course, Make Art that Sells, with Beth Nicholls of Do What you Love and it was a roaring success. Now the two of them have collaborated to host a Global Talent Search.The reward for the winner- a 2 year signed contract with Lilla Rogers Studio. That, my friends, is kind of like winning the lottery in my world.These are two very clever women! I am still unsure of how many entrants they received for the search, but my guess is over 700. There are many out there just dying for a shot to be represented by Lilla. Yes, I am one of them... It's funny because when I signed up for her course I didn't realize I would automatically be entered into the talent search. I am not sure I would have participated  considering I am in the throes of summer vacation with kids. But, after 5 awesome weeks with Lilla and Make Art that Sells I was excited to keep the momentum going and was thrilled to have another mini brief to design around. The brief for the global talent search - vintage inspired playground. I wont lie-my initial thought was ..ugh.. Once again though, Lilla pushed me creatively to create a piece around a theme I had never even considered. Now, I have a whole bunch of playground inspired motifs to play around with for patterns and upcoming art. My mind at work in the inspiration stage... Julie Hamilton Designs {artistically afflicted} blog The finished project! I am quite pleased with it.I stepped outside my boundaries, used lots of different medium and even tried some new colors. Julie Hamilton Designs-{artistically afflicted} blog I thought it would be fun to give you a little sneak peek at some other playground inspired journals for the Global Talent Search. The top 50 get chosen and published August 1st, but that's just a bit to far away.I love seeing all the different styles and interpretations. I have included the artist name below each piece and a link to their blogpost about The Global Talent Search (or in some instances just their blog...lots are taking a breather this week!) Mary Tanana on {artistically afflicted} blog Mary Tanana Deborah velasquez on {artistically afflicted} blog Deborah Velasquez Sharon Minchuk - {artistically afflicted} blog Sharon Minchuk Doris and Fred - {artistically afflicted} blog Wendy Flynn of Doris and Fred Rosie Martinez Dekker - {artistically afflicted} blog Rosie Martinez-Dekker Claire Lordon {artistically afflicted} blog Claire Lordon Laura Escalante on {artistically afflicted} blog Laura Escalante Anneline Sophia - {artistically afflicted} blog Anneline Sophia Cat Athena Louise - {artistically afflicted} blogCat Athena Louise Miki berman on {artistically afflicted} blog Miki Berman Rachel Place on {artistically afflicted} blog Rachel Place Maike Thomas on {artistically afflicted} blogMaike ThomaTina Devins on {artistically afflicted} blog Tina Devins Isn't it amazing to see all the different interpretations and styles?I love all the different medium used from chalk to embroidery. Lots of look at! Best of luck to everyone who entered! I will keep you posted on how it all rolls out. It should be very interesting!
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