IN THIS ISSUE: September Sale & Cortese Design Bag Giveaway;
The Business of Art Licensing workshops; LVS Salon Trunk Show;
'I CAN DO IT' conference Tampa, FL; Artist of the Month at GroveHouse; PINK Bags Hit The Runway - Fashion Designers Expo; Who's Carrying a Cortese Design Bag; Resources for Artists; NEW paintings by Erin Inglis

Artists, would you like to
learn more about the Business
of Licensing Your Art?

On August 26th I presented an introductory workshop to 21 artists at Arts at St Johns on Miami Beach and on Sept. 15th, to another 20 artists GroveHouse Artists Gallery in Coconut Grove.

Starting in October, I'll be presenting the continuing 3-part series of workshops on The Business of Art Licensing. In Session 2 we'll focus on creating art specifically for an art licensing portfolio; Session 3: finding and connecting with manufacturers and agents; and Session 4: the legal side of art licensing - contracts, terminology, royalties - how an artist is paid for the use of their art.
The 3-part workshop series will be presented at two locations: one on Miami Beach and one in Coconut Grove. Dates and locations are listed HERE and you can register at any time, but if you register for all three workshops before Sept. 20th, you save 25% (You pay 112.50 instead of $150).

If you would like to learn more about The Business of Art Licensing* but do not live in the Miami area or cannot attend these workshops, here are links to a few of my favorite art licensing people and resources*:

Artist and entrepreneur, Tara Reed. I recommend her ebook,
"How to Get Started in Art Licensing" if you're just beginning and want a broad perspective on what this business entails.

If you're already creating art for products and want to learn more about finding manufacturers that license art, "How to Find, Interact and Work with Manufacturers who License Art" is an excellent source.

If you just want to learn more without investing any money yet, Read the Art Licensing Blog where Tara shares an abundance of great advice and insight into the business of art licensing.

Marketing Info For Artists

Last summer I facilitated Alyson Stanfield's Art Marketing Salon in Coconut Grove, FL. It was such a successful experience on all levels for so many artists that I continue to recommend her book, “I’d Rather Be In The Studio”. It is jam-packed full of useful business and marketing information for your art career.
Sign up for Alyson's newsletter and get all kinds of free tips
and information to help you sell your art!

September Sale & Giveaway
join mailing list & be entered to win this
"Hibiscus Reflections" Casual Tote Bag

Want It Now? Order by Sept. 30 & SAVE 30%
I created Hibiscus Reflections to share the vibrant energy of the gorgeous yellow-magenta-peachy flowers that grow in my back yard here in Miami. These colors will brighten any day!
Hibiscus Reflections has quickly become one of my most popular bag designs. It's available on Laptop Bags & Beach Totes as shown above.

The winning name for the FALL GIVEAWAY will be drawn
on September 30th. The winner will be notified by phone or email
and as soon as your full mailing address is confirmed, your 'prize' will
be packed, insured and shipped via priority mail. SIGN UP BELOW

If you would like to purchase
"Hibiscus Reflections" or any of my Cortese Design Bags go to
where you can safely and securely purchase online.
All orders process through my PayPal account, or if you prefer,
click here and you can order by phone or mail.

for handbags, paintings, prints and cards click here for details

CONTACT: TEL:305.298,2023

Fashion Shows and Art Exhibitions
on Friday, Sept. 24, 9:30 am - 3 pm
Sign up to win the Hibiscus Reflections Tote Bag
and take advantage of my trunk show BIG SALE prices!

30% off on select bags
5838 SW 73rd Street, South Miami, FL, 33143
LVS Salon Phone: (305) 668-4659

NEW Nature's Energy
"Healing Pink" Cortese Design Bags
Hit The Runway on Oct. 21-22

to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Fashion Designers Expo - October 21-22
Newport Beachside Resort, 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles, FL

I'm the October Artist of the Month at GroveHouse Artists in Coconut Grove, Florida. Hope you can stop by for the opening reception on Sat. Oct. 2 at 7pm.
I'm happily creating all NEW Nature's Energy Patterns & Designs not only for this show, but also in conjunction with the art licensing workshops, and specifically to add to my new art licensing portfolio!
There will be many new images and they are designed to be flexible! I'm happy to print a custom size that fits your space, or to print on pillows, hats, shirts, plates, towels, garden gloves or shower curtains... you name it! (ideally, you are a manufacturer or art director and you simply must have this design on millions of your top selling products! ;-)
DO contact me and let me know what you need.

AND, Erin also creates fun, funky, handpainted jewelry.
Visit Erin's store on Etsy and as soon as you see something you like, buy it! Her jewelry usually sells as soon as it's visible online!
(btw... she's one of my very talented daughters ;-)

Renew Your Body, Mind and Soul
at the I CAN DO IT! Conference
in Tampa, Florida,
November 14-18, 2010

Hay House, Inc.

The I Can Do It! conference supports you on your journey of personal growth and enlightenment, whether you stay for the entire weekend or just a single workshop. You’ll delight in the interactive sessions with the authors, as well as the personal book-signing sessions. Let your soul get the nourishment it needs at the I Can Do It! conference and live your spirit!

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