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Art Licensing Trends: New Jersey and Snooki

Art Licensing Trends: New Jersey and Snooki

Tara Reed |

I’m often asked how to spot trends.

Trends are all around us – the key is to learn to spot them when they are just starting and not when they are already big and about to jump the proverbial shark. There is no tried and true way to be sure that something is a trend – but you can develop habits of noticing things. If you start to see things multiple times – for example, all of the sudden you notice butterflies on clothing then butterflies on home decor – you can take an educated guess that butterflies are trending.

Here’s a silly video about art licensing trend spotting that I was inspired to create today because a few of my friends called me from an event in New Jersey and I felt like the grounded kid missing the slumber party. We were joking on Facebook and Twitter about NJ – and I asked if I needed to wear a Bump-It to join the fun. (Not that I could since I was sitting in my studio in Oregon!) Then inspiration hit – my friend Angela and I headed to the store to pick up a Bump-It and the rest is crazy accent history. (Please forgive my slipping into a southern accent at the very end… oops!)

Featured Author: Tara Reed

Tara Reed is an artist and owner of Tara Reed Designs, Inc., her company that offers art for licensing. With a degree in marketing and background in sales, Tara understands the business side of creativity and has successfully built her brand from the ground up.

Passionate about business and helping artists succeed, Tara created, where artists can learn how to earn an income licensing their art. There are many ways to learn: a blog, eBooks, teleseminars, coaching, interviews with experts in the field and more.

Reed is also the author of “The Goal Wheel for Artists™”, a goal setting system based on the color wheel. This system helps artists and creative professionals set & achieve goals while still working from a place of inspiration.

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