Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells Bootcamp

Back in February I started Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells: Bootcamp so I could continue to get great prompts from one of the top illustration agents out there. It was nice to have some extra time for projects compared to the regular MATS classes, and it was a perfect way to continue the momentum of creativity with all the MATS buddies I have met along the way.

February: a phone case based off of folk inspiration.

February: a phone case based off of folk inspiration.

March: Kitchen Bolt Fabric using jello molds and other retro desserts!

March: Kitchen Bolt Fabric using jello molds and other retro desserts!

May (no class in April): an editorial illustration for an article about the difficulties of meditation.

May (no class in April): an editorial illustration for an article about the difficulties of meditation.

June: nautical wall art

June: nautical wall art

July: a personal piece inspired by a favorite beverage (a collector of barware, I just focused on the glass!)

July: a personal piece inspired by a favorite beverage (a collector of barware, I just focused on the glass!)

I'm kind of amazed that with the pre-surtex craziness AND the post-surtex craziness I was able to contribute each month! I have always been fond of the projects I've created in MATS, with several going into my professional portfolio, but this is the first time out of three MATS classes that I feel like I didn't have a "bad" week during the semester. Funny thing is, they are all so different but I can see connections in every single one.

I totally recommend the MATS classes but still stand by my original opinion that Bootcamp is better left AFTER you have done either Part A or B first . I feel like once you have absorbed everything in the full-blown courses, Bootcamp allows you to ride the momentum and do things with a little more breathing room. 

So what now? Well, I am getting ready for the second Great Talent Search (GTS) put on by Lilla Rogers Studio (eep!) and waiting to see what other MATS surprises come along (Part C, perhaps?).