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Monday, May 16, 2011

dream state

"Dream State"
mixed media on paper
22" x 28"

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind.  Whoever came up with the term, "When it rains, it pours"...definitely hit the nail on the head.  Don't get me wrong...things have not been bad at all.  In fact, it's been incredibly fantastic!  So many great things are happening...my head is spinning!  I just had a great show at the gallery, have been asked to teach some in person workshops, and more....

About three months ago, my daughter and I were shopping in a gorgeous boutique downtown.  She was trying to find a very special birthday present for her best friend.  As we were looking around, she saw a scarf with a cute little owl on it.  She said, "Mommy, that looks like your art".  I looked at the retro owl and thought it did a tiny bit, but not a whole lot.  But, the scarf was part of a collection by a company that had the cutest, bohemian  girly products that I had ever seen.  They were adorable.  Logan and I loved everything.  I made a mental note of the name of the company and thought to myself...if I ever want to license my artwork..."maybe" I should contact this company. ( I had turned down previous license agreements because I didn't like the products.)  We purchased a couple of pieces of jewelry from the company's collection and left.  Later on, as we were wrapping the pieces for her friend, I admired the quality and originality of the jewelry...but totally FORGOT about the company who made them.

About a month and a half later, I received an email that said:


Hello there!

We were in your gallery in Fernandina Beach yesterday and think 
your work is amazing!  We would love to talk with you about the 
possibility of working together.

Please give us a call at your convenience.

Thanks so much and we look forward to talking with you!


It was signed by the creative directors of the same company that I had seen displayed in the little boutique.  I thought it was a joke.  I live on a tiny island!  In fact, I didn't call them...I emailed them instead.  After several emails back and forth, I realized that it was in fact, real.  They wanted to meet with me.  I was still unsure about it all.  I didn't know how large their company was, or how long they had been in business.  I wasn't sure I wanted my artwork on products, especially if my name was no longer associated with the artwork.  But, I agreed to the meeting.

Fast forward, over a month later....with a lot of attorney conversations and decisions....


I signed a 2 year contract with them.  It will be "The Wyanne Collection for __________".

Isn't that terrible...after all this...I can't tell you the name of the company.  I can tell you that they are a large wholesale company that sells globally....mostly to exclusive boutiques...but some of their biggest clients are Hallmark and  Francesca's Collections.  The products will not be out to the wholesale market until January 2012, and at the retail market a few months later.

So, just like my new painting "Dream State" above...things just feel like a dream.  You might remember when I started this painting a while back...


It has had quite a transformation....just like me.


The Universe knows when the timing is right.  All you have to do is put it out there....and keep taking baby steps.

Thank you everyone....you have all played a part in this wonderful, incredible, magical dream!

Love,
Wyanne

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29 comments:

  1. Amazing!
    The Secret at work!
    YAY! So happy for you!
    So exciting! Congratulations! Please keep us posted on the company so we can purchase your new merchandise!

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  2. YAY!!!!!! Wy, I'm SOOOOO excited for you. What wonderful karma. YAY!!!!!

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  3. How exciting! Congratulations! I'm so glad more people will be able to see (and take home) your amazing art!

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  4. congrats on your contract.
    you are clearly contracted
    with beauty & bunnies
    & all that is lovely.
    xox

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  5. News this exciting should be illegal lol! My heart soars with happiness for you Wyanne! What a beautiful transformation both your newest painting and your life have experienced! Joy Joy Joy! I think there will be audible screaming when I first spy your collection in the stores! Happy squealing in pure delight for my friend, mentor and teacher. Love you girl! xxx

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  6. Oh Sweet Wyanne! We are what we expect to be. This is what I've learned from you...and you are living the proof of such truth! Love watching you on the Ride of Your Lifetime! So happy to not only be a spectator...but also one of those riding this coaster alongside you with our arms up in the air as we take the next hill! Selah <3

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  7. Congratulations Wyanne...you deserve to have your work chose for such an honor!!!

    I remember a while back when you mentioned something was in the works...I'm so very happy for you!
    Cheers

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  8. Wow! what amazing and magical workings going on in your Life!!!

    Congrats and big hugs! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  9. Congratulations Wyanne! the Universe works in mysterious ways, lol! I sure hope this company sells in Canada, we always miss out of beautiful product lines by artists
    Enjoy your success!
    xoxo
    betty

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  10. That is so exciting! I am so happy for you. I'll be watching boutiques.
    Congratulations!

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  11. I am jumping up and down for you, Wyanne.. That's fantastic news... KARMA is the word.. you deserve it! I love Francesca's Collection. Now, when I see your beautiful in their store, I will say that I know you and have taken classes from you.

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  12. It couldn't have happened to anyone more deserving Wyanne. I'm so pleased that you have been recognised in this way - bring on 2012! I hope they ship to Australia!!!

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  13. Yippeeee!!!! So happy for you as you deserve it 100%.

    Pls, pls pls make sure they sell to Australia ... :)

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  14. Such wonderful news; and I love the story behind it! Exciting stuff. Your painting here really reflects the changes and experiences you're going through. Love it. Thanks for pioneering through! You are such an inspiration to so many :)

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  15. Oh, Wyanne! How utterly beyond wonderment is this news!!!! Please keep us posted on your progress in this new journey ... I do so believe in destiny and gifts that are meant to be shared with the world - you, my dear, are one of those special gifts.

    Oh, and "dream state" may be one of my top favorites - I find myself lost among the leaves & hues ... floating in my very own cozy dream. Thanks for sharing!

    May blessings continue to rain down upon you :)

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  16. Congratulations!! I am so very excited for you. You give so much and share your wisdom so freely, thank you for sharing your good news with us along the way. I love the evolution of the "Dream State (Seeing it in person was amazing by the way).
    Much Love.

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  17. Congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity. You've worked so hard that this door was bound to open for you.

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  18. This is such exciting news!! I have been anxious and eager to hear more since you posted about it. What a thrill! And it couldn't be happening to a nicer, more deserving person. Congratulations, Wyanne! And cheers for many, many, many more deserved victories just like this!

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  19. I am loving all your little tidbits of info trickling in on this wonderful news...and I will say it over and over, shouting from roof tops and tree tops...this could not happen to a kinder, more deserving person!! Much love Wy and I'll be keeping tuned in to learn more...

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  20. Yes the Universe knows when the timing is right...and then it all comes back to you! That Karma thing,❤ ☼ ☮

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  21. congratulations wyanne! this is wonderful news! xoxo

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  22. Very well done Wyanne! What an amzing coincidence that was, wasn't it?! That's also wonderful advice 'put it out there and keep taking baby steps' I love that!xx

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  23. congratulations! i just discovered you and your work is truly inspiring :)

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  24. This is wonderful, I am so happy for you! I wish you the best and look forward to seeing your art out in the world!

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  25. YAY!!! You *so* deserve this new journey. Love your work, love the new things ahead for you!

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  26. Congrats on your new venture!!! I love the way it all unfolded... and your lovely steps. You are a continual river of inspiration for me.

    XO

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  27. Congrats Wyanne, You deserve all of your success!!!!

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  28. Wonderful news! Isn't it lovely when God works everything out and opens doors for us. Looking forward to viewing your new line.

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  29. It's about time!! So happy for you.
    laura.

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