A few months ago I heard about Lilla Rogers Studio - an illustration agency that represents artists internationally. Lilla helps match up artists' amazing work with companies that need it for products (fabrics, paper goods, totes, toys and anything else you can imagine). I initially bookmarked her website because I was enamored with her site graphics (you must really take a look...so much fun).
Since then I've learned so much about the artists she represents and the wonderful things they create. I even took a step outside my bounds and entered her Global Talent Search. Our first assignment was to create a journal cover with a playground theme. I thought you might enjoy seeing it...and I couldn't resist placing a garden twist on it too (shouldn't gardens be a playground?).
A QUICK UPDATE 8/1/13:
I learned that over 1,500 artists from over 30 countries entered this contest and they had to whittle it down to only 50! Mine was not one of them, but the final illustrations are amazing if you'd like to take a peek at Lilla Roger's site. This was such a fun experience that I hope to participate again in the future.