Last week concluded the Make Art That Sells e-course that I've been spending so much time on over the last five weeks. I'm feeling sad that it's over, but have a renewed sense of love in my art making! The final project was a personal one. We were instructed to take one of our personal collections and create a hyper-lush zipper pouch for the gift market. I'm a girl who loves collecting and arranging my treasured objects into little groupings, so this project was right up my alley! After some debate, I chose to illustrate my vintage taxidermy collection (and add in a couple pieces I don't have yet... but hope to, someday). I knew going into it that this personal project was not going to be as marketable in subject matter, but since Lilla said to make something for us, that WE enjoyed... I decided to just go for it! Who knows, there are some awesome boutique companies that take more risks, so maybe there is a chance that this taxidermy pouch may someday find it's way into stores. I played around with a color palette that I don't usually use, but was good for me to step outside of my color comfort zone! It gave me a fresh perspective on a favorite subject matter.
Looking forward to taking part in the second half of the course (MATS B) next spring!