The Creative Process behind Tara Reed’s “Come Let Us Adore Him” art for licensing


Get a Sneak Peek of the Creative Process behind the Art

I’ve been creating art to license for products since 2004 and I’m often asked how it works. Most people haven’t given much thought to where the art on things they buy comes from and their interest is piqued when I tell them what I do.

In this video I’ll explain why I paint the way I do and show you how I use Adobe Photoshop to make my art as flexible as it needs to be for a variety of manufacturers.

Tara Reed painting the Virgin Mary

“Come Let Us Adore Him” is one of my new Christmas art collections. It features traditional silhouettes, watercolor, and meaningful sentiments. The result is art that is perfect for textiles, home decor, giftware, and many more product categories.

“Come Let Us Adore Him” is available now for Licensing.

The pictures below are the original paintings and product concepts – not actual products (yet!).

“Come Let Us Adore Him” art for licensing by Tara Reed
Potential licensed product - door mat - This family is built on a stable foundation
Tara Reed painting baby Jesus
Potential licensed product - throw pillow - Jesus is the reason for the Season
Tara Reed painting a kneeling Virgin Mary
Potential licensed product - O Holy Night greeting card

If you are a consumer, fan of my art or just interested in the process – I hope you enjoyed the video and photos.

Creating art for licensing isn’t a quick process. First the art needs to exist to be shown to manufacturers for consideration. If chosen it usually takes 12 – 18 months before it is on products and in stores. so at the time of creating this video (August 2022) I have no idea where it will land. It will likely be in stores for Christmas 2023 or 2024.


Be sure to save it to Pinterest and follow me for more ideas and resources for sewing, crafting and creative living.

If you make this or other projects and post on Instagram, be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed). Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects and tips every week.

🎄 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!


Want to see some time lapse videos of other watercolor paintings coming to life? Find them on my YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!


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