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Playinwthequeenofhearts by concettasdesigns Playinwthequeenofhearts :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 3 0 Flight of the Phoenix - Pin Up Pop Surreal Art by concettasdesigns Flight of the Phoenix - Pin Up Pop Surreal Art :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 5 0 Cinderellas Follies by concettasdesigns Cinderellas Follies :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 1 1 Lady Calavera by concettasdesigns Lady Calavera :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 0 0 Cupcake Cutie - Pop Surreal Day of the Dead Art by concettasdesigns Cupcake Cutie - Pop Surreal Day of the Dead Art :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 3 0 Rockabilly Rhonda by concettasdesigns Rockabilly Rhonda :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 1 1 Old Lomography Truck by concettasdesigns Old Lomography Truck :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 0 0 The Mermaid by concettasdesigns
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The Mermaid :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 3 0
The Toadstool by concettasdesigns The Toadstool :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 2 0 Spring Fling Owl Pair by concettasdesigns Spring Fling Owl Pair :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 17 0 Snow Princess by concettasdesigns Snow Princess :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 5 2 Candy Cane Pixie by concettasdesigns Candy Cane Pixie :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 0 0 Fantasy Eyes and Butterflies by concettasdesigns Fantasy Eyes and Butterflies :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 1 0 Word To The Wise by concettasdesigns Word To The Wise :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 4 0 My 2013 Holiday Card Donation by concettasdesigns My 2013 Holiday Card Donation :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 3 2 The Guardian - Owl and Maiden Fantasy Art by concettasdesigns The Guardian - Owl and Maiden Fantasy Art :iconconcettasdesigns:concettasdesigns 38 2


Illustrator Metal Gradients by TrabzonSport Illustrator Metal Gradients :icontrabzonsport:TrabzonSport 2,743 607 Frozen Rose by Akamasdiver Frozen Rose :iconakamasdiver:Akamasdiver 13 2 Ocean by Esveeka Ocean :iconesveeka:Esveeka 645 89 Woodland fae stock 4 by A68Stock Woodland fae stock 4 :icona68stock:A68Stock 1,067 112 FGM Premade Background 38 by FairieGoodMother FGM Premade Background 38 :iconfairiegoodmother:FairieGoodMother 1,687 143 Fantasy forest background 1 by indigodeep Fantasy forest background 1 :iconindigodeep:indigodeep 306 36 Winged Fantasy V.2 - Silver by Thy-Darkest-Hour Winged Fantasy V.2 - Silver :iconthy-darkest-hour:Thy-Darkest-Hour 2,351 446 Dead Water by Helga-Helleborus Dead Water :iconhelga-helleborus:Helga-Helleborus 357 61
Establishing Your Self-Publishing Business
Continuation of "So You Want to Self-Publish?" (

Here's some prerequisite reading for you, today.
Seven Signs That You're Not Ready to Publish. (Thanks to raspil for posting this link in a journal.)
This is important reading. If you answer "doesn't apply to me" to all 7 questions, and feel you're ready, then it's time to put some money on that. Thousands of dollars. Let's start by spending some of that on
Incorporating Your Self-Publishing Business.
Unfortunately, this will be pretty US-focused, since I'm not aware of international variations. In fact, laws vary even state-by-state. So, for the record, I live in North Carolina.
If you are going to self-publish, this step is h
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10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book
Find the original article here
10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book  - Guest Post by Wilson Williams, Jr.
Artwork copyright Wilson Williams, Jr.
With the growth in popularity of the e-book many authors are seeing a glimmer of hope and realizing that they can get their work out there without having to break into the velvet roped publishing house exclusive party. This means that you will begin to get even more solicitations from those authors looking for artists to bring visuals to their words.
If you have a website or have done any degree of online advertising of your artwork, you have probably gotten an e-mail with a similar message as the title. If not, you will at some point. It's best to be prepared now. For those who have gotten it, nine times out of ten you aren't sure how to respond to it, what should you ask, how
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Coming Up With A Price for Your Illustration!
OnceUponASketch is a Children’s Market Blog.
Norman Grock
and Wilson Williams, Jr
have come together to give insight, education and news about the many
facets of the Children’s Illustration Market. From Children’s Books to
Character Design, Storyboarding, Toys and Lic. Products. Find articles,
interviews and resources to help fuel your education and growth. Jump on
to learn more about the varied industries and what it takes to become
successful and make it in them.

How much should I charge is a constant question we hear from many.  It can be the worse part of getting a job offer.  Having to negotiate the price you place on a job in fear of charging too much or too little can be nerve wrecking.
We've put up a couple of
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Hell Hath No Fury by JenniferHealy Hell Hath No Fury :iconjenniferhealy:JenniferHealy 4,523 151 Lithium by JenniferHealy Lithium :iconjenniferhealy:JenniferHealy 5,709 211 Photomanipulation Tutorial 003 by FP-Digital-Art Photomanipulation Tutorial 003 :iconfp-digital-art:FP-Digital-Art 746 108




Seems like the birds are chirping everywhere this morning. How nice it is that summer is back. I know I am pretty terrible about keeping up journal posts and every year I try to make it something I tend to and well that just doesn't seem to happen. So lets try again this year but I cannot seem to make any promises on that one. 

  • Listening to: the sounds of nature
  • Playing: on my laptop
  • Eating: not at the moment
  • Drinking: COFFEE


Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Concetta is a multi-talented freelance artist, illustrator and designer. Currently she lives in Pennsylvania with her two children, two dogs and two himalayan cats.

What she says about her experiences:
My family is a great source of inspiration and encouragement to me. They are very supportive of the insanely crazy hours I keep and do their best to help promote me and give me new ideas. We are blessed to live out in the country. There is so much inspiration in nature and being outdoors. It widens your perspective.

Painting is my passion and I love to bring a little piece of my imagination to everyone through my art. Sometimes they are quirky little owls and other times a realistic horse portrait - whatever seems to strike me at the moment...I just run with it.

Holiday Card Project Stamp by Heidi


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