Jenny Newland's video and story bring awareness to Spasmodic Torticollis

Apr 05, 2014

Jenny Newland’s video, "The Creation of Grandpa's Puppies," is now being featured on the ST Dystonia's website along with her story. As a way of giving back to everyone at ST Dystonia & Abigail Brown at STRC, Jenny has dedicated her video to bring awareness to the cause. Jenny has suffered with Spasmodic Torticollis since 2003, and despite all of her setbacks with this debilitating disease, Jenny still continues to paint!

ST/Dystonia is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping people, like Jenny, who suffer with Spasmodic Torticollis. Spasmodic Torticollis is an extremely painful chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition is also referred to as "cervical dystonia.”

Jenny said that the ST/Dystonia gave her the tools to beat this terrible disease. She has been following the program taught by Abbie which includes daily exercises & stretching, alkaline diet, massage, daily walks & talks with God and learning to listen to her body.  Today she is not holding her head up with her hands and she still feels great. She experiences stiffness in the mornings and some mild spasms, but after a hot Epson salt bath and stretching she feels much better. She asks everyone with ST to please be encouraged and don't give up!

You can see how talented she is by looking at her portfolio

Posted by: syrenam

ROCK'N out for children!

Apr 04, 2014

The Rock Demarco Foundation is a Michigan non-profit organization that was founded in 2012. Being an artist, Rock realizes the benefits of art and creativity to a child especially for children going through a difficult time. He decided to bring his passion for art and for children together and raise awareness and funds for a cause that he truly cares about. The foundation’s mission is to help young people rediscover childhood magic through artistic expression. Rock says, “A fundamentally important aspect of childhood is imagination: the ability to create, explore and dream. When children are faced with terminal illness, their world becomes filled with very adult realities.
We endeavor to allow these children the chance to rediscover their own childhood magic through artistic
 expression.”

Rock’s Foundation will place art therapy rooms in children’s hospitals nationwide. His goal is to have 15 fully staffed and supplied art rooms established throughout the United States by 2020! By partnering with renowned children’s hospitals around the country, Rock and his team will design and build accessible art rooms for the youngest patients in those hospitals. Here, children will be able to paint, draw, build, play and laugh.

  

To learn more about Rock's Foundation, click here.

To watch his national TV apperance, click here

To view Rock's portfolio for licensing, click here.

 

Posted by: syrenam

Color Bakery is featured on LTD!

Mar 25, 2014

One of our leading artists, Color Bakery, is now featured on LTD!

LTD has grown to become one of the country's premier catalog and online merchandisers, selling top-quality merchandise at tremendous value prices. You can order your own piece of Color Bakery art TODAY! This fabulous set comes on canvas or wood.

 

The artist behind Color Bakery, Mindy Sommers, is a professional, licensed home decor artist. Mindy Sommers' art has been licensed to the world's most well-known manufacturers in the realm of home, gift and wall decor. Her art has been featured on product lines from full high end tabletop lines, to fabric, to gift products to area rugs, calendars and more. Whether it's gift boxes or dinnerware, fabric, table linens or wallpaper, giclee prints or gallery wrapped canvas, Mindy's art consistently sets new trends and breaks old boundaries in home decor with bold, new interpretations of color, flow and texture! You can find Mindy's art in Bed, Bath and Beyond, Pier I, Target, Macy's, JCP and many other well-known household name outlets and retail chains.

  

Lodge is still one of the most popular themes in the licensing world and Color Bakery has plenty of rustic images to suit all of our customers’ needs. She can also create new, custom, lodge collections for any idea you have! To view more Color Bakery images, take a look at her portfolio. If you are interested in licensing her images, contact us!

Posted by: syrenam

Another piece of our art made it on TV!

Mar 21, 2014

While I was watching TV the other night, I jumped up and squealed with excitement! I was watching CBS’s comedy “Mike and Molly” when I noticed Daniel Peacock’s image, "De' Vine," in the background. There is no way to express how incredibly proud I was that art that we license was picked by Hollywood’s finest to be displayed on their show.

You can see the show’s star, Melissa McCarthy (Molly), making a phone call in front of the image.

To learn more about Daniel Peacock’s images, look at his portfolio!

Posted by: syrenam

Steve Henderson's Painting Wins First Place!

Mar 20, 2014

Steve Henderson’s painting, “The Pataha,” won first place at The Northwest Experience, a regional juried show at the Clymer Museum and Gallery in Ellensburg, WA.

The Northwest Experience holds the largest collection, worldwide, of John Clymer artworks that are not privately held. Located in Historic Downtown Ellensburg, the Clymer Museum and Gallery draws visitors and art patrons from all corners of the world.

 

One viewer commented on Steve’s work, “I literally fall into this landscape. I love the color!”

 

To view more of Steve’s images take a look at his portfolio.

Posted by: syrenam

Joanne Paynter is a featured member of The Surface Pattern Design Guild!

Mar 17, 2014

Art Licensing is super excited to announce that our artist, Joanne Paynter, is a featured member of The Surface Pattern Design Guild! Joanne’s Style is fun, graphic and playful- perfect for many product categories.

   

In Joanne’s interview with the Surface Pattern Design Guild  she says she explains her style. She says, “I tend to tie in a bit of retro/vintage vibe especially in my geometrics and conversational patterns.  Florals, geometrics and conversational prints are my absolute favorites. I love adding a sense of texture and mixing different patterns within each individual print.”

  

Although she has many patterns, Joanne also has some single images that could be used for various products (or easily turned into a pattern). If you are interested in seeing more of Joanne’s fun and colorful work, take a look at her portfolio!

 

To read the entire interview, click here.  

Posted by: syrenam

SURTEX will be here before we know it!

Mar 13, 2014

 

Despite the recent winter storm, SPRING officially starts next week! Spring is a beautiful season… fragrant flowers, birds singing their sweet songs, fresh air, longer days annnnd SURTEX

 

The ALI team is working very hard to finish our last minute “to do” list for the show. Surtex is our busiest show of the year, so this is when we reveal our newest catalog. This year we are super excited to show off some of the new additions to our catalog. For example, each sales representative gave a “thumbs up” to their top 10 artists. We also added theme sections so you can take a quick glance at one genre at a time. For example, if you are looking for Christmas images, you will be able to just turn to the Christmas spread to see the variety we offer!

 

We are also working on our panels. The sales team and the art department spend countless hours gathering  the perfect images to be displayed on our panels.  Our booth is the first thing our customers see, so we want to make sure we have imagery that will draw people into our space.  We are very proud of the way our panels will look, so if you are at the show, be sure to stop by our booth.  At the show, we will be meeting with many manufactures from all over the marketplace, so we want our booth to stand out! We have a surprise for all of our appointments and everyone passing by- it is going to be AWESOME!

 

If you are interested in attending the show, there is still time to get your badges! You can register online until May 13, 2014.  If you cannot make it, no worries! We will definitely be posting photos of the show on our website and all of our social media sites. 

Posted by: syrenam

MasterPieces introduces the new Jigsaw Puzzle App!

Feb 25, 2014

 MasterPieces Puzzle Company has recently introduced an exciting Jigsaw Puzzle App for iTunes and Google Play. There are hundreds of premium MasterPieces jigsaw puzzles that are now available to the digital world! Our artist, Jenny Newland, has her own line of puzzles with MasterPieces and this line has now been extended to electronic puzzles as well!  Take a look at some of her cute images that have been transformed into puzzles!

 

 

When you purchase one of MasterPieces jigsaw puzzles, be sure to look for the “Bonus Puzzle” icon on box. This will automatically bring you to a free premium puzzle into the digital puzzle App. The App is filled with hundreds of puzzles, so there is something for puzzlers of all ages and interests! It is unique to the digital puzzle world because you get to pick your own puzzle size (from 6 pieces to 400). You can also do timed puzzle games to test your speed and ability.  If you're completely stumped, the "auto-solve" and "get a hint" feature will allow you to put your jigsaw puzzle together with ease! 

 

For more information regarding this app, watch this video! For more information regarding Jenny Newland’s images take a look at her portfolio today!

Posted by: syrenam

Photofy 2.0 is live!

Feb 21, 2014

 ALI has teamed up with Photofy in order to create an application perfect for the Do-It-Yourselfers out there!  Photofy has searched the globe to combine designs from the world’s most creative designers (including our artists) to build a gallery with thousands of images. Here is a small sample of the images from our artists that are featured on the application.

 

This company encourages self-expression and allows the users to portray their own individual style while creating invitations, announcements, greeting cards, etc. The professional photos on this app allow you to share your thoughts with the world without having to take the perfect photo yourself.  Our photographers have done the work you! This is great feature for corporate customers as you can easily create eye-catching social media photo posts to engage your fans, ads and even sales promos.

 

This app (available in the iTunes store and Google Play) allows you to easily enhance your photos with thousands of professionally designed graphics, stickers, text, and frames. In just a few seconds, you can transform your ordinary photos into instant works of art and then share it with the world. 

 

Download the App and get creating today! 

Posted by: syrenam

Lots of fun was had at the 2014 Toy Fair!

Feb 20, 2014

On February 16-19, 2014, the Javits Center in NYC was transformed into a dreamlike fun house for the 111th American International Toy Fair. This was the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere!  More than 30,000 “play professionals” from over 100 countries were at Toy Fair this year.

 

Courtney (resident puzzle guru) and Syrena had back- to -back (to back) meetings so we could make sure to have enough time with over 10 of the hottest puzzle/toy manufacturers at the show! We showed a TON of new art and had lots of great feedback. We also saw many of our artists’ images on puzzles being sold at the show.

 

 

We came home with a large checklist of follow up “To-Dos;” including, but not limited to: writing contracts, sending PDFs for review, and sending inspiration/requests for our artists.

 

To view all of our photos, take a look at our Facebook album!

Posted by: syrenam

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