Hello Everyone!! A little info about me (Robin):
After studying Graphic Design and Industrial Design in college, I landed in the corporate world of broadcast design. I worked on designing and animating graphics for tv shows and managing and art directing others. After numerous years in that world, I decided to pursue work that was more personal and artistic through illustration, textile and surface design and to do it from my own studio. This has been my next chapter and is a conscious decision to follow my artistic vision, as well as have a life where I here more for my family. I hope sharing my journey can help others also listen to their heart and find their place of creativity. I love to make inspiring and beautiful images that can enhance your life. I've been creating artwork for the Seize the Day line of calendars with Sellers Publishing since 2011. The daily calendar provides a new quote or inspiration every day and is a great reminder of thinking positively!
Being creative can also be an experience for the whole family. My parents were both artistic and encouraged our talents. My mother did silk screening and painting and sewing and started the tradition of quilting within our family. My sister is also a quilter. I have a wonderful time creating fabric designs for spoonflower.com and making things. In 2015 I was fortunate to win the Fabric8 competition on spoonflower, allowing me to work with Moda Fabrics. That has opened up a new world of exploring not just pattern design for fabric but also of designing quilts and quilt patterns. I had no idea I would enjoy that part of the process so much! My sewing machine is humming and my studio is filled with the joy of making. Quilts feel deeply rooted in family tradition because of my mother's and sister's involvement. My daughter loves the joy of handmade crafts as well and I am proud to pass the tradition on with her. It is a time for bonding and enjoying each other's company.
I hope to pass on the joy of these activities to you by providing patterns, designs, color, ideas, and inspiration. My heart blooms with color and I hope you will also enjoy my designs as part of your own creative journey. I love to see images of things you make with my fabrics and patterns so let me know if you post pictures and share. Please check out my shops and join the newsletter so I can keep you informed when the new fun stuff comes out! My patterns are available at many local quilt shops and you can also check out RobinPickensINC.com for patterns and fabrics and related designs.
You can find me on:
pinterest @robinpickens facebook https://www.facebook.com/robinpickenscolorandquilt/
Yes, I do lectures/trunk shows and workshops. For shops, guilds and festivals, please contact me at Robin@RobinPickensInc.com for more information and a rate sheet.
Thank you for taking the creative journey with me.
Info & Rules for Giveaways/Sweepstakes
From time to time we want to give away coloring books and patterns and samples. These are the RULES!
All giveaways and contests and sweepstakes by Robin Pickens are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Instagram and Robin Pickens Inc. is released from any liability related to a sweepstakes or competition and by entering you agree to release instagram and Robin Pickens from such responsibility.
Entrants must be a legal resident of the U.S., 18 years of age or older.
Entrants must be within the contiguous United States of America.
Contests will be open for one week from initial posting.
Winners will be notified by Instagram comment.
Prize Drawing: All promotion/contest name entries meeting the requirements of these Official Rules will be entered into the prize drawing, to be held on or around 7 days after online deadline at the Robin Pickens Inc. offices in Los Angeles, CA. The winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the e-mail account governing the e-mail address/instagram account was opened. Entrants must provide all information requested to be eligible to win. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified.
Any prizes will be shipped within 2 weeks at standard UPS shipping and Robin Pickens and Instagram are not responsible for condition of prize at time of delivery. No cash or other substitution of prizes is permitted.
One prize is awarded for each competition/sweepstakes/giveaway.
No mechanically reproduced mail-in entries are allowed and any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods.
By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The promotion/contest is offered by Sponsor, Robin Pickens Inc, which is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, postage-due, incomplete, illegible, or misdirected entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise, or for theft or destruction or unauthorized access or alterations of entry materials, phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties. By participating and winning a prize, Winner releases Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, sponsors, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability with respect to the promotion/contest or the acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond Sponsor’s control that may cause the promotion/contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the [Promotion/Contest Name]; and (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the promotion/contest. Sponsor’s decisions in all respects relative to the promotion/contest are final. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the promotion/contest in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the promotion/contest is compromised, without liability to the entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any winner, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for paying any income taxes on the value of the prize received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, provincial and local regulations apply.
TRUNK SHOWS and WORKSHOPS
For Shops and Guilds interested in lectures, trunk shows and workshops:
Please email me for costs and terms.
LECTURE “My Journey Into Fabric and Quilt Design”
How did I get here? I share my journey starting with growing up in a creative family. I've been a designer and Art Director in television graphics and an artist that creates for giftware, calendars and more. Along the way, I found my greatest joy with designing fabrics and quilts. Trunk show includes quilts made with my various Moda fabric lines and assorted samplers.
(1 hour lecture with Powerpoint Slide presentation.)
WORKSHOPS: (6 hours, typically 9-4 and taking an hour off for lunch break) for:
BEANSTALK or MOD FLOWER BOX with a focus on curved piecing.
LITTLE STAR SHOWER or SHOWERING STARS TABLE RUNNER and PILLOW COVERS with a focus on cutting strip sets, little details that make a difference.
More detailed information is available upon request, along with supplies needed and workshop costs.
FAQS AND COMMON QUESTIONS
I like your art on the website and photographs on your posts. Can I use those on my site or for my company image/logo?
My art and designs are all copyright Robin Pickens and can not be used without my permission. If you want to share a post, you need to give attribution to my site and maintain copyright marks that may be on images. I make a living by selling and licensing my art and ask that you respect the copyright laws. My designs can not be used as your company image or logo.
What is your angel policy?
When you buy my designs on products and supplies, it is fine to use the designs for your personal use and for limited handmade items you might sell. You can not mass produce products with my art on them or resell items with the design as your own. You can not use my designs on print-on-demand sites like zazzle, spoonflower, cafepress, etc, (unless you are purchasing them on an item from my storefront) because that would be in violation of copyright laws. Please give attribution to Robin Pickens for my designs if you post images online of your handmade items utilizing my designs or other Robin Pickens products or on links to my blog or website photos.
I'm interested in licensing my art. Where can I learn more about how to get started?
Following work you love with your art can be a very personally rewarding experience. However it's important to know that pursuing art licensing takes a significant amount of time to build up a portfolio of licensable work, make contacts and connections, develop products and get actual designs out into the marketplace. A good place to check out resources about licensing your art is http://artlicensinginfo.com and http://artlicensingblog.com
I want to buy some of the products I see on your website and blog. Where do I find your products?
Thank you for your interest and support! Print on demand sites with Robin's work are also listed/linked at the shop. Often books and calendars are available in Barnes and Noble, Michaels, JoAnn's, along with other retailers. We do not always have the information as to retailer placement from the manufacturers we work with. For dishware that is no longer produced a good website to check is www.replacements.com and search under "Robin Pickens". For fabrics, the print on demand fabrics are at spoonflower.com/profiles/robinpickens and fabrics produced by Moda Fabrics is sold through independent Quilt Fabric shops. I do sell patterns and some fabrics and kits at robinpickensinc.com
I'm interested in licensing some of your designs. Who do I talk to?
Thank you for your interest! Please email me at Robin@RobinPickensInc.com and I look forward to talking with you!
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