“I Just Like to Make Things”, by Lilla Rogers is s huge ray of summer sun from the front cover, to the very last page! Not only is it chock full of art-eye candy in a variety of styles and palettes from a wide range of artists, but Lilla’s writing and tone are so encouraging and positive that you really do feel like you’re sitting down to tea and getting a big sister hug at the end of it all.
The contents of “I Just Like to Make Things” range from the emotional inner life of the artist, to informative marketplace information and inside scoops from leading artists, manufacturers and companies that license artist’s work.
One section in particular that I found surprising and wonderful, can be found towards the back section of Lilla’s book. The heading reads: “Artists we didn't pick who went on to greatness”...how cool is that?! This section goes on to briefly highlight artists that Lilla Roger’s Studio passed on for various reasons, and yet, these artists went on to flourish and thrive. I found this section so full of heart and soul. I mean, who talks about this stuff and in such a humble and positive way?! Well, Lilla does!
Okay, so yes, I’m crushing like a high school teenager, I admit it. Seriously, it really is that good.
If you have the desire to license your artwork, find and nuture a relationship with an art agent (me! oooooh, me!) and get a small taste of being mentored along by Lilla Rogers herself, run to your bookstore (or shop at my online amazon book shop...please note, I get a small affiliate percentage for every book you purchase :) and get this book!!!