Friday, November 16, 2007

Secret revealed

So, if you read this blog with any regularity you remember me mentioning a connection I made while set up at the State Fair in September. The deal is happening now, so I think it's safe to announce without jinxing it! My art/designs are being licensed for a fine art handpainted needlepoint company that sells wholesale to shops. I'm so excited, it's great to finally be able to share the news! Below is a photo of my second design. The first design was already sent off for production and I forgot to take a pic of it. How it works is I will paint the original design on needlepoint canvas and then the original is sent off to a painting service that makes the copies that are sold. If you've ever seen a needlepoint canvas, you know that the weave of the canvas is open to allow for the threads to be sewn in. NOT easy to paint on! However, it is fun! My designs will be premiered at a trade show in January, so keep your fingers crossed for me that they do well!

Also below is my latest daily journal painting that I am about to list in my Etsy shop.

Misunderstood, 8 x 8" watermixable oils on canvas board


Anonymous said...

WOOOOO That is soooo exciting! I bet you are thrilled! :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us! Your work is beautiful, I'm sure they will be astounded by it's beauty! *HUGS*

Jafabrit said...

Paula that is just awesome, congratulations. I am really happy for you, woo hoo!!!!!!!!!

And yes indeed what a small world, really small LOL!

ckw said...

wow-- that is so cool and i read the whole deal about the studio and the long line of "no coincidences with that! great design and happy news-artist getting paid for artwork -luvit

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks for the comments!

I do believe there are no coincidences, still funny though. Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

Cynthia said...

Congratulations! That's terrific news and very exciting. I'm sure the needlepoint people will love having a contemporary image to use instead of little landscapes, ducks with bonnets etc - not that there's anything wrong with that...

I wish you much success in your new endeavor!