BLOG*March 27, 2013

I was invited to bring an Artist As Brand Workshop to Seattle through the TLC Workshops. Tara Larsen Chang, the founder of TLC invites stellar artists to inspire and instruct at the Arts Umbrella studio. Greg Manchess, Brom, Iain McCaig, etc. have been guest faculty and so I was honored to bring AAB to this venue.

The day before my class, Julie Baroh of Krab Jab Studios invited me to a round robin discussion with Jon Schindehette, Creative Art Director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast as well as author of The ArtOrder blog and the iconic fantasy artist, Todd Lockwood to speak about the world of commercial art and its alternatives.

The students for my class were an amazing group of artists consisting of a wide range of ages. A wonderful synergy developed between all of us and new alignments were created.

The class was small and cozy.

Todd Lockwood stood strong voicing his heart virtue! Much transformation took place and tears were shed as individuals realized their potential. I always feel blessed to share in this awakening of creative development. See more of the workshop here.

The day after the workshop ended I arranged a photo shoot with the amazing model Jessica Lough for imagery to accompany the new fragrance, Noir, by Roxana Illuminated Perfume. Jessica’s partner Andre and Tara helped assist in the shoot. What a team! The art spirit is alive and well in Seattle!

All photos by Tara Larsen Chang.