Before you email me, please check if your question is answered here. I’m always happy to help out and answer questions, but you’ll probably find the answers here already.
Also, when you email you’ll get a much better and more helpful response if the question is specific. If you ask “What tips can you give me to be successful selling my art?”, I’d have to write a book’s worth back to you to be useful at all, there’s just too much. But if you ask something like “What brand of paint do you use?” or “How can I scan my artwork well?” I’m more able to give a useful answer. I don’t know everything, but I’ll do what I can to help.
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Unfortunately the answer to this is pretty much always “Sorry, no”.
Why? Currently, I am director of my own company, managing two other employees, licensing half a dozen artists for manufacturing and selling art merchandise globally. I am also an artist myself, and painting my own visions and ideas takes priority for expanding my illustration portfolio which brings in the income that I live off. I have little enough time even to fit my own painting in. I’ve also now taken on trying to be an author as well. From the end of 2011 onwards I’ll also be a mother. The simple fact is, to charge an hourly rate for my illustration services that would make it worth it for me to put aside all of my other business and personal obligations would simply put the pricing way out of reach for an individual- and even then, I’d barely have the time.
A book of my artwork is currently being put together for publishing by Blue Angel Publishing Australia. It’s going to have over 100 of my artworks included in a stunning design, plus some poems and affirmations I’ve written as well. You can find out a bit more about it here- http://selinafenech.com/fairylore-art-and-words-by-selina-fenech/
At the moment, there is no official release date yet but the publisher has tentatively suggested an early 2012 release.
You can also purchase collectable books on different themes with my artwork here- http://selinafenech.com/selinas-books/fairy-art-books/
I am not affiliated with The Fairy Society, FuzzB, Fantasy Fabric Blocks or any other business run by Sherri Baldy. Any contracts I had with TFS ended in 2008. Any artwork of mine or reference to my name on TFS sites is unauthorised. If you are an artist considering working with The Fairy Society or Sherri Baldy, I advise caution. If you want to hear my experiences, please contact me and I will be willing to share them in private conversation.