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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. 


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

Summer Madness

Journal Entry: Tue May 29, 2012, 5:09 AM
As the summer is heating up here in Oklahoma so is the artwork. I have had a lot going on lately with a couple moves, and family members not being well but I am hoping for a new start this summer with a whole new round of ideas.
The first is the "Lovebug" featured on my page. She is inspired by my niece, Ady Paige.
I hope you all like her.
As always commissions are always accepted please contact me for details.

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

Thank You Everyone!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 9, 2011, 9:41 AM
I have finally reached 5000 page views. YAY! Well I know that doesn't seem like many compared however I thank you all for checking out my artwork and giving me the opportunity to inspire you.
I will again have new art posted soon as I am working on some holiday stuff.
If you have any suggestions, comments etc please feel free to message me.
I am available for commission for the holiday season for watercolor, acrylic and digital paintings.
Thank you all again for contributing to my page views.
Have a great day.

For my originals and art merchandise please check out my etsy store:
www.etsy.com/shop/concettasdes…

  • Listening to: Miami Ink
  • Reading: well to make sure my spelling is up to par
  • Watching: Miami Ink
  • Playing: on my laptop
  • Eating: not at the moment
  • Drinking: Sangria!

New Paintings!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 11, 2011, 3:00 PM
I have some very cool new paintings that have been completed over the last month.
These are watercolor paintings of fairies and mermaids with very seaside hues of color.
You can find my originals at my Etsy Store by following this www.etsy.com/shop/concettasdes…

I am working on many new projects as well as trying to finish up my bachelors degree in Graphic Design.

I have just signed on with an amazing writer to illustrate her childrens book.

Some other new projects underway are some new website designs, illustrations, tattoos (of course, lol) and so much more.
I have some great products on my shop for sale so come check them out.
Have a great day - Concetta

  • Listening to: Miami Ink
  • Reading: well to make sure my spelling is up to par
  • Watching: Miami Ink
  • Playing: on my laptop
  • Eating: not at the moment
  • Drinking: Sangria!

It's Been a Long Haul...

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 24, 2011, 6:28 PM
I know its been quite some time since I had last posted. A lot has been going on! My Zazzle Store www.zazzle.com/ck_designs* is doing well. My new website: www.concettakilmer.com has also been launched this week. I am working on several new websites, and several new art commissions.
One of my New Year's Resolutions is to keep up with my journal. Thank you so much to everyone that has commented on my work and taken notice of my art. You all are my inspiration. I am will be finished with my Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design in October and will have much more time to create. WHEW!!!
Please check back often as new work is coming.
Sincerely,
Concetta

  • Listening to: Miami Ink
  • Reading: well to make sure my spelling is up to par
  • Watching: Miami Ink
  • Playing: on my laptop
  • Eating: not at the moment
  • Drinking: Sangria!

Every Day is Filled with Possibilities

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 25, 2010, 7:19 PM
The last couple months have been tremendously busy. I couldn't be more thankful. Commissions are coming in well, website and paintings. New art shows are on the horizon. This weekend will be attending Art Rocks Riverside at Elwoods on the River (if any one reading this is from the Tulsa, Oklahoma area). School, that is always a constant until my Bachelors is finished and I have just incorporated candle making into the mix. I figure that since I only live once that when its my time at the end of my journey I'd rather slide into home plate worn and weathered and say, "Now that's been one hell of a ride." Then being the one that says, "Well, I wish I got to do this and that and now it's to late"... In my book that IS NOT gonna happen, LOL.
Thank's to all who have faved my work lately and commented as well. I couldn't be more appreciative. Sometimes I'm on the racetrack of school life and my productivity for personal artwork goes down, but I am always here. If anyone is looking for a commission, advice, or anything else art related, digitally or traditionally, let me know and I will do my best.
Have a good evening all,
Concetta

  • Listening to: candle wax boiling
  • Reading: well to make sure my spelling is up to par
  • Watching: re-runs of HOUSE
  • Playing: on my laptop
  • Eating: leftovers
  • Drinking: Sangria!

New Digital Portrait Up

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 23, 2010, 7:30 PM
I have posted a new digital portrait! Finally something new! Can you believe it? This has been a long and busy year so far. I had a couple days break from school and work so I decided to take a break and create something for me. It is a challenge going to work, school and being a mom so my productive time in between all of this has sickeningly been jousted. Today I decided it was time to take a bit of time for me to be creative. I hope you like her! Prints are available in my print shop and she is getting ready to be posted on my blog tomorrow.
Feel free to take a look at my website which is at this point consistently under construction. But until I am satisfied with it I guess that is my own demon to deal with. Nothing but a big blackboard at this point I guess. LOL.
As always I am open for commission for traditional and digital print and web related media.
Please take a minute and visit my website: www.concettakilmer.com

  • Listening to: Some nonsense on the TV
  • Reading: I think at this point it might make me fall asleep
  • Watching: nothing at this point
  • Playing: on my laptop
  • Eating: had Osaka earlier - SOOOO YUMMY
  • Drinking: Sangria

Website Updates and Maya

Journal Entry: Thu May 20, 2010, 6:12 PM
Hi everyone. I haven't been too active on here lately for two reasons. One I am redoing my portfolio site www.concettakilmer.com  through the use of wordpress. I am starting to get the hang of it however we didn't like each other very much in the beginning, but now after several glasses of wine are becoming a bit more accustomed to each other. Then I get into this new Modeling class, and as much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE 3D art and wish I was better Maya came along and whipped my tail end. ANY help in this program would be sooooooo appreciated. Course I gotta lick my wounds first and take off the bandages and I will be ready to go. The instructor tells me I gotta model an army tank and I would rather be hit by the army tank right now. Kinda sounds creepy huh? Any way I will be back with more artwork soon and I promise to keep up better. I am sure you can see my agony. LOL.
Any way everyone thank you for keeping up with me and please help with the maya thing. If you can.... :( I so sad over it and feeling a little well under the weather as this program is tuff to figure out. I guess I have really found my stumbling block.
Who ever can give me some good insight and a little help with it I will send a print of one of my Big Cats for free!

  • Listening to: Owl City
  • Reading: as I type to make sure I don't goof
  • Watching: my screen
  • Playing: with Maya
  • Eating: nothin
  • Drinking: White ZIn

New Changes Coming

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 6, 2010, 1:19 PM
There is so much new art coming that I just can't believe it. So far I am just a couple of months into the new year and I have been blessed. I have several new shops coming. Feel free to browse around them as new items are being posted regularly till they are stocked full of new designs.

My Fuzz B store:

Blue Fuzzy Slipper




Look for new art that is coming in March...
Thank you for watching!

  • Listening to: the tv
  • Reading: the web
  • Watching: science channel
  • Playing: Photoshop
  • Eating: nuttin
  • Drinking: coffee

The Big Cat Series

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 27, 2010, 3:04 PM
Finally today I finished the fifth and final cat in my big cat series to raise awareness for endangered species. Prints are available in my print shop. 20% of every dollar gained for these is going to charities to raise awareness to conserve our wildlife and ecosystems.
If you would like to display a series of my prints in your shop for charitable purposes please contact me. Otherwise, like always I am available for commissions for traditional and digital originals as well as reproductive prints. Thank you for watching me and faving my work.
I am currently a month out on commissions so please contact me soon for holiday and special events.
Company branding and logo development is still open for commissions.
I am always available to help you out.
Thank you for looking at my work.
If you have any questions leave me a note or comment me. Also my email is c_kdesigns@hotmail.com.
Please feel free to contact me.
Concetta


Upcoming...New Series!

  • Listening to: the tv
  • Reading: global economics
  • Watching: science channel
  • Playing: Photoshop
  • Eating: nuttin
  • Drinking: ice tea

New Digital Paintings

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 12, 2010, 7:52 PM
I have some new digital paintings of big cats that are going to be part of a series. Prints are available for purchase at this time only. Once the series is complete the originals will be up for sale directly from me, signed and with a certificate of authenticity. I plan to have 5 cats in the series and then a new series will entail.
I welcome any comments, critiques and constructive critisism on my art.
As always I am available for commissioned pieces as well as logos,identity branding, digital design, illustration and print publication work.
If you would like to contact me please email at c_kdesigns@hotmail.com or send me a note here.
Have a Happy Valentines!

  • Listening to: swamp loggers
  • Reading: as I type
  • Watching: swamp loggers
  • Playing: with the rockin new pc
  • Eating: oreo ice cream
  • Drinking: ice tea

This is the day!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 1, 2010, 6:51 AM
Well I am home today waiting the arrival of my new computer... Oh yeh and a whole new design plethora will only be available to me from here. My current pc is not capable of doing high def and 3D graphics so I am completely stoked about what this new pc will be able to do for me.
New artwork will also be posted as well from here.
I have also been contracted by StampInsanity Rubber Stamps to help design a new line for them. They have some very cool stamps on the site be sure to check it out at:
www.stampinsanity.com
Check back often for new updates and artwork.
My website is currently getting new updates as well: www.concettakilmer.com
If you are looking to commission me for any traditional or digital art or website design please contact me here by leaving a note or by emailing me at c_kdesigns@hotmail.com

Have a great day!
Concetta

  • Listening to: the news
  • Reading: as I type
  • Watching: drivers on my icy road
  • Playing: with the old pc
  • Eating: nothing just yet
  • Drinking: oj

Its a New Year...

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 11, 2010, 4:05 PM
and part of this new year is to incorporate all my designs, graphic and traditional into my deviant art galleries. My new website is also coming along nicely and some new changes and artwork have been uploaded.
If you are interested in commissioning me for traditional or graphic design work please contact me through a message here or at c_kdesigns@hotmail.com
I am currently available for freelance work in any of the following areas, branding and logo design, web design, poster and print art, illustration design, publication layout and design, traditional art in the line of portraits, fantasy art etc.
I am also open to suggestions and comments on any of my pieces.
Thank you to all who have looked at and faved some of my work.

  • Listening to: the quiet
  • Reading: as I type
  • Watching: funniest home videos
  • Playing: nothin just yet but probably some wii
  • Eating: fish dinner tonight with rice and green beans
  • Drinking: water

Happy Holidays

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 12, 2009, 12:38 PM
Just recently graduated from IADT. It has been an awesome experience. I just received my associates in graphic design and I'm on to the real stuff. Anyway, I want to thank you all for visiting my little existance here. I will be uploading more artwork, design and photographs in the near future. I have spent alot of time lately working on my website.
For anyone that would like to visit www.concettakilmer.com . It would be a pleasure sharing my work with you all.
If you are interested in commissioning me for any work I am now open to commissions in the following areas: branding and logo design, fine art, murals (which if you are not local my be hard but achievable), photomanipulations, t-shirt design, website design, collage work, line art, graphite art, and tattoo commissions. I am not only limiting myself to this so if you have any suggestions or comments feel free to contact me.
Thank you to all you have followed me and given me inspiration.
Over the next year I will be adding some tutorials of my design styles and look forward to learning more as well as being an inspiration to others as well.
I am also starting my internship at Urban Tulsa Weekly. What an experience this is gonna be.If you live in the Tulsa area you know what an awesome publication this is.  
Merry Christmas to all and to all, HAPPY DESIGNING!

  • Listening to: the doggie snoring
  • Reading: Urban Tulsa Weekly
  • Watching: as I type
  • Playing: Super Mario Bros
  • Eating: not at the moment
  • Drinking: OJ
There are some new products up for sale in my zazzle store if anyone is interested in taking a look...

www.zazzle.com/celestial_roses…

Will be back soon, have a great day!
  • Listening to: my professor
  • Reading: million dollar cup of tea
  • Watching: nothing at the moment
  • Playing: on my keyboard
  • Eating: tomatoes
  • Drinking: cranberry juice
I am just getting back full time and wrapping up my college education. My tiny little spot here will soon be new and improved. Till we meet again....
  • Listening to: my professor
  • Reading: million dollar cup of tea
  • Watching: nothing at the moment
  • Playing: on my keyboard
  • Eating: tomatoes
  • Drinking: cranberry juice
Well seems like I have been logged out of here for way to long. Between work and school and two kids I have been doing circles. Just bought a house, new car, and trying to put everything together. I will post up some new work here soon. Till then, I just wanted to thank everyone that has featured some of my old work and I look forward to becoming more of a part of the community here soon.
Thanks all.
Concetta
Please check out my cafe press store at : www.cafepress.com/artistikimagez

All new: Some of my work will soon be found at Celtic Rose Needlecraft. Check out their website. They have some very nice things over there.
at celticroseneedlecraft.com



Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals     firefox by urbanAR7     stamp3 by Tachy-on
Future Art Magazine Stamp by Future-Art-Magazine     dA Loving Day by karemelancholia    :thumb42654257:
DevPrints Stamp by DevPrints     Canon Club Stamp by The-Canon-Club
Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest     proud parent stamp by theestephasaurusrex
  • Listening to: the news
  • Watching: notin
  • Eating: grapefruit
  • Drinking: oj

I'm back!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 18, 2007, 1:10 PM
The New Year is in full swing now.. And my move was over in November... What happened to the last couple months... Wow does time go by quickly!

Hi Everyone!
Well my move was over at the end of november, but I just found myself sitting down to try and get this journal updated. Boy have the last couple months seemed to fly by completely. Along with the new move has come a new job outside of my passion to make art. Between work and my children and all those everyday responsibilities we all live with I am trying to find a way to bring my art back into full swing.
Starting off the year was a picture of Yellow and pink roses I did originally for my grandmother. She has asked so much through the years for me to paint them for her and I figured it was time I do... She is such a wonderful woman. And a very strong one too. She has survived more battles with cancer than most can even cope with having to think about. She is my hero.
I don't know how she does it but I believe she is truely blessed.
You can see that new picture in my gallery.
I hope to be able to post more up soon and be more frequent with my online exisistence.
It is nice to see all the new work you all have accomplished while I have been away.
Thank you for continuing to check out my art.

Please check out my cafe press store at : www.cafepress.com/artistikimagez

All new: Some of my work will soon be found at Celtic Rose Needlecraft. Check out their website. They have some very nice things over there.
at celticroseneedlecraft.com



Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals     firefox by urbanAR7     stamp3 by Tachy-on
Future Art Magazine Stamp by Future-Art-Magazine     dA Loving Day by karemelancholia    :thumb42654257:
DevPrints Stamp by DevPrints     Canon Club Stamp by The-Canon-Club
Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest     proud parent stamp by theestephasaurusrex

To Anna - thank you so much for inspiring me you are absolutely wonderful, and thank you for the time you took at putting this design together.

Journal Graphics AnnaKirsten
  • Listening to: rock 105.9
  • Reading: to make sure I don't misspell
  • Watching: the dogs sleep
  • Playing: a mess :)
  • Eating: yogurt
  • Drinking: water

My Artwork

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 13, 2007, 7:28 AM
Let me introduce to you my newest fairy. Her name is Bumblelina and she is sure to spread the buzz. Her debut into the newest of my line of fairies comes complete this morning.
Fresh off the art table and onto the internet she is sure to keep the bumble bees in line.
Bumblelina by concettasdesigns

Here goes to another new painting season.
For anyone out there interested in commissioning a piece of work for the holiday season now is the time. Please send me a note and I will get in touch with you as soon as I can.

For all who seek commissions please understand as an artist our time is our work. I put a lot of dedication into each piece I make. I strive to deliver the artwork in not only a timely  manner but I strive to exceed your expectations when a piece is commissioned.

On another note, please feel free to contact me if I can answer any of your art related questions. Soon in my journals I will offer tutorials that show a little of my technique for those aspiring to learn something new.

I am also trying my hand at some digital painting but I still favor traditional. Check out my first digital painting - Halloween Fantasy Landscape.


I give great thanks to all my friends on here that inspire me, fave my work, and share their work with me as well.

You are all a great inspiration!


I hope you all like the newest little fairy. She is buzzing her way into the print shop.
Till I can write again.
Concetta

Please check out my cafe press store at : www.cafepress.com/artistikimagez

All new: Some of my work will soon be found at Celtic Rose Needlecraft. Check out their website. They have some very nice things over there.
at celticroseneedlecraft.com



Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals     firefox by urbanAR7     stamp3 by Tachy-on
Future Art Magazine Stamp by Future-Art-Magazine     dA Loving Day by karemelancholia    :thumb42654257:
DevPrints Stamp by DevPrints     Canon Club Stamp by The-Canon-Club
Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest     proud parent stamp by theestephasaurusrex

To Anna - thank you so much for inspiring me you are absolutely wonderful, and thank you for the time you took at putting this design together.

Journal Graphics AnnaKirsten
  • Listening to: rock 105.9
  • Reading: to make sure I don't misspell
  • Watching: the dogs sleep
  • Playing: a mess :)
  • Eating: yogurt
  • Drinking: water

Take 1

Journal Entry: Sat May 12, 2007, 5:06 PM
Piece by Piece

Well the art show is obviously over by now and I have procrastinated terribly to get this journal updated. Now I figure I will spend some of my time in here and get things cleaned up a bit. The sales at the show were down but I walked away with a mural commission and several contacts for commissioned pet portraits. Not bad after all. THe mural is going smoothly and after this weekend will try to post some WIP of it so far. It is a tropical sunset with coconut palms and the ocean on a brick wall pool side at a customers home. All the base coating is done with the airbrush because the wall is so coarse. However it is much fun that someone wants my work on there wall! Especially as a newcomer to the town I am in.
Thank you to all that have commented on my work. I love the inspiration this site gives me. Over the next few days I will try to get a knack of this whole journal and make my page look pretty. Ohh much jealousy of you css gurus out there-you know who you are and your pages rock!
Future Art Magazine Stamp by Future-Art-Magazine
DevPrints Stamp by DevPrints
Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest

Till my paintbrush breaks or my fingers turn numb...
Artists for Animals Stamp by ArtistsforAnimals
  • Drinking: coffee