I have read many articles on surface pattern design and how to license your art but I have to say it is still a little confusing. First, where do I find the companies that are actually licensing art? I know that trade shows are wonderful for this but honestly I do not have 5,000 dollars to spare for a booth. I do know that I would really love to design art for surface design and I am willing to work hard figuring out how to get my foot in the door.
Being a surface designer sounds so romantic to me. I can see it now................ I am sitting in my studio table overlooking the bay window that leads to an exotic landscape of tropical flowers and foliage. The sun's rays are shining through the window and form golden patterns on my work table. Musical symphonies are sung by brightly colorful birds outside. I am sitting at my modern white studio table and getting my supplies ready. I take a sip of my delicious cinnamon dolce latte and my heart is filled with inspiration as I begin to dream of the newest pattern collection. My lovely furry companion jumps on my lap surprising me and awakening me from my colorful dream. I decide to take a break and take her out for a walk. After all, I have all day to design. As I walk outside my door, I hear majestic chimes in the distance and I realize that it is coming from a mediation center a few blocks from me.........
Okay so I got a little carried away with my daydream, but can you blame me. It just seems wonderful to me. I will have to do some more research about getting my art on fabric and textiles.
If anyone has any tips please do share!!!
NOTE: The above image is from Pinterest. It is a design by Kate Spain. If you click on image it will take you to Pinterest.