Well Leapin’ Leprechauns I did it! I have talked about persistence on many of the Art Licensing Monthly Ask Calls and if this doesn’t prove the power of persistence, I don’t know what does!

I have been contacting and updating Mary Engelbreit Studios about the ArtLicensingInfo.com site and Ask calls since December 8, 2008.  While I was in Atlanta, I met with the Studio president (who I first met in person at SURTEX, another reason I love that show!).  I gave him a few more details about the website, the goals, how the Ask calls work and he said three magic words I can still hear in my head, “She’ll do it!”

As I bit my tongue for about 10 days while we got the details and website ironed out, I mentioned to him that “I couldn’t wait to let the cat out of the bag!”  He replied that if it were a cat and he’d been in charge, the poor cat would be dead.  He has also referred to me as the “Queen of Follow-Up” more than once. (I wonder if Mary would illustrate that for me?)

Two great things came out of this – another great example to inspire you to keep going after your dreams and be diligent about follow-up and of course, we get to hear from Mary, a “Queen of Art Licensing” on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. (Yes, St. Patrick’s Day.)

If you have plans for St Patrick’s Day that you can’t change, don’t despair.  The audio replay will be one of the forever freebies so you won’t miss anything. (Thank you Mary!)

Mary Engelbreit is known throughout the world for her distinctive illustration style, imbued with spirited wit and nostalgic warmth. Starting in 1977, Mary Engelbreit licensed her art for a greeting card line and today boasts a list that’s grown to include nearly 6,500 products in all, with more than $1 billion in lifetime retail sales.

What a resource for artists wanting to learn more about how to succeed in the art licensing industry! Mary will be the March 2010 Art Licensing Info Monthly Ask Call Expert… go to www.MaryEngelbreit.com/AskME/ to submit your question and get registered!

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara