I just submitted my entry to the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search! Lilla Rogers, the illustration agent who taught the course I just completed, is running an international competition to find one new artist to bring on to her studio. The first assignment in the competition was to create a journal cover with a vintage playground theme. I have to admit, this was a really tough one for me for a number of reasons. One: it's not a theme I would normally choose to work with. Two: I've never drawn playground items so this required a stretch of my drawing skills. Three: after just finishing up Lilla's rigourous course, I was feeling a little low on creative juices. However, I'm always up for a challenge, so tried to give myself lots of time to take it at my own pace. I came up with a somewhat retro-inspired design that I'm pleased with. 50 entries from this round will be selected to move on to round two. 6 entries from that round will be given a third brief and the winner will be selected after that. I'm just happy to have submitted something at all and am now going to reward myself by enjoying some lovely Seattle summer sunshine!