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Open Studio Event! πŸ™‹πŸ™†

10% off 2+ items (use code OPENSTUDIO10)

25% off 5+ items (use code OPENSTUDIO25)

35% off 10+ items (use code OPENSTUDIO35)

This offer is only available now until May 31, 2016 midnight PST.

Featured in this photo is my “Primary (Part 1)” painting on VIDA’s Sleeveless Top.

See the rest of my collection: shopvida.com/collections/voices/elise-olarte
Customers who buy my first 10 peaces each receive a $25 VIDA Gift Card. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

Part of the proceeds goes to the literacy programs for the makers of these beautiful products. For more info, visit shopvida.com/pages/our-story

Fashion, Instagram Updates, MaxLeaf Sketchbook 260mm x 188mm, Paintings, Shop Updates
Black Star Art Spiral Sketchbook, Fashion, Instagram Updates, Paintings, Shop Updates
Fashion, Instagram Updates, Monologue Soft Sketchbook A6, Paintings

My VIDA Voices Collection

Shop Updates, Updates

This is the “future post” that I kept mentioning in previous blog posts*Β that I’ll write. It is about a good opportunity to share and sell my work.

In March, this year, I received an email from VIDAΒ inviting me to collaborate with them.Β They said that they’d love to work with me to translate my art into fashion!Β β™₯

Screenshot of their website.

I have been dreaming/planning to do that for quite some time now and the opportunity finally arrived. Because I was not familiar with them, I checked them out first.


“VIDA is a collaboration between designers and makers around the world that brings original, inspiring apparel and accessories to you – creating beauty every step of the way.”


VIDA is a company that connects artists around the world together with makers in Karachi, Pakistan to create artistic and original apparel and accessories in a socially conscious way. Part of the proceeds is used to provide literacy programs to the people who make the beautiful products.

Learn more about their story here.

(. . . and also watch the video)

They said the team keeps an eye out for amazing artists whose work they each love and then share their favorites with the team. That made me feel so flattered to be contacted by them! After learning about the cause that they support, I became even more interested. It’s good to know that in a way I am helping a lot of people in each sale that I am going to make.

Then I wonder, “do I have any existing work that will look good on their apparel?” I searched for some useful stuff I have in my files and in my sketchbook. I am more of a traditional artist but I also like editing my work digitally or combine equal parts of the methods together.

It took me some time to upload my designs to my VIDA Voices page because I did not find any useful thing that I think would look nice on their clothes. So I just created new work, mostly abstract stuff. I remembered how great it feels for me to create those sort of things.

I came up with these pieces:

Check out my VIDA Voices Designer Page here, to see my pieces in detail. I’ll add more designs in the next few days.

Because I am a new designer, the customers who’ll buy my first 10 pieces will each receive a $25 VIDA Gift Card. πŸ™‚ Isn’t that great? It will also help me upgrade my status into a VIDA Slate Designer where my art will be promoted by VIDA.

Pre-order my designs and VIDA will make them! Delivery will take 4-6 weeks.

Please feel free to share my shop to family and friends who would like my designs! I’ll greatly appreciate it! πŸ™‚

*Sharing is caring*Β Β β™₯


*previous blog posts:Β DeviantArt Prints and New Opportunities,Β Really Slow Internet These Days