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By "it," I mean me. I am alive, I am mostly well (okay, getting over a cold), and I'm getting back in the game. Expect a bit of spam from me today as I try to get everything I've made since I last checked in listed. I love you guys, and thanks for being so patient while I've been AWOL!
  • Reading: Rivers of London
  • Watching: MasterChef
  • Playing: Candy Crush Saga
  • Drinking: coffee
I just wanted to apologize for disappearing on you all! Things got super busy with work, home, all that good stuff, but I'm getting back on track. So expect replies and all that good stuff soon, and hopefully I can catch up looking at some pretty art too :D
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: A Storm of Swords
  • Watching: Desperate Housewives
  • Playing: Castleville
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: water

Rebranding Time

Journal Entry: Fri May 4, 2012, 11:01 AM
I've come to the realization that since for more than a year I've actually been Beth Howard, not Beth Dobbs, now might be a good time for some rebranding. I haven't redone my identity or updated it at all since I graduated college, and since that was six years ago... well, it's starting to feel like time for a change. That means coming up with a new name, new logo, probably new colors... My brain hurts thinking about it, but it's a necessary step.

I also wanted to see what kind of portfolios you guys use out there in the world. Obviously I haven't shopped mine around much in quite awhile. I have an unofficial, casual body of my work up at DeviantArt and my Dobbs Design blog, but I'm considering doing my own hosted portfolio again. And then I think about how annoying it is and how much work it can be. Does anyone host their portfolio at a third party site they're fond of? Or do you just have a pdf downloadable somewhere? What's the standard? What works for you?

  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Castleville
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
If anyone is interested, you can find my general, fangasm-y Tumblr here, my Wilde Designs Tumblr here, a Tumblr for pics of my baby here and a Tumblr for pics of me here. Yep, I'm all over the place. So have at it if you're interested in seeing my pictures, my work, getting fic updates and, of course, being spammed with lots of fannish stuff (especially Glee, Doctor Who, Merlin, Sherlock...).
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Catching Fire
  • Watching: The Celebrity Apprentice
  • Playing: Castlevill
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: water
Wilde Designs is now up and running again at WildeShops.com. I am slowly updating my deviations to reflect the new location of prints, buttons, jewelry, etc. If you run across a broken link on a deviation, feel free to let me know if you're having trouble finding its new home! I'm really thrilled with the new shop and would love to know what you guys think once you have a moment to stop by and look it over :)
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: The Sidhe by Chazzam
  • Watching: Glee
  • Playing: Sims Social
  • Eating: pumpkin seeds
  • Drinking: water

New Shop Almost There

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 16, 2011, 4:56 PM


I'll have a lot of listing updating to do soon since all the stuff that was in my Etsy shops will be in my new shop. You can get a slight preview here. If you don't already, follow my blog, Twitter, and Tumblr for updates.

I also have a new fannish Tumblr for those of you who want lots of geeky babbling and pictures.

  • Listening to: a sleeping baby snoring
  • Reading: The Baby Book by Dr. Spock
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Sims Social
  • Eating: Eggos
  • Drinking: coffee

Etsy is not my friend

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 1, 2011, 7:30 AM
xposted from my Art & Design blog -

Well, after nearly five years of selling with Etsy, all of my shops have been closed. No, not by me. I was finally having some success, was really pleased with my progress. No, my shops were closed by Etsy. They didn't even bother to email me about the closing of two of them. One was shut down for copyright violation. The other two, neither of which featured any copyrighted material (one featured entirely original art, the other entirely vintage goods) were shut down without a word from Etsy or any explanation.

I will be finding another way and place to sell. I'm currently looking at starting my own shop separate from any other service, it will just take time to set up. Several of my designs are available here and at Cafepress in the meantime, so I hope you'll check those out and tune in here, on Twitter and on Facebook for updates. Thank you all for your support!

  • Listening to: a sleeping baby snoring
  • Reading: The Baby Book by Dr. Spock
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Sims Social
  • Eating: Eggos
  • Drinking: coffee

Cleaning Up the Gallery

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 22, 2011, 7:55 AM


It's going to be a slow process, but I'm going through my gallery and cleaning out things I don't want there, updating descriptions, submitting things to groups if they aren't there already, updating images... you get the idea. In other words, expect some things to be sort of under construction. It will be well worth it in the end when there's more pretty things to look at and fewer ridiculously out of date descriptions that don't help you at all.

  • Listening to: Sarah McLachlan
  • Reading: Afraid by Jack Kilborn
  • Watching: Ghost Hunters
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: coffee

Welcome Pike Alexander!

Sun Aug 14, 2011, 4:47 PM
Our son, Pike Alexander, entered the world under rather dramatic circumstances on August 7. I just got out of the hospital the other day. Unfortunately Pike won't be coming home with us for another month or so. In the meantime, we're spending a lot of time going back and forth to visit him in the NICU. If you're interested in the full rundown, you can read all about it on our blog: mylittlenoob.blogspot.com

  • Listening to: Sarah McLachlan
  • Reading: Afraid by Jack Kilborn
  • Watching: Ghost Hunters
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: coffee
If you ever want commission work, design work, customized prints, etc., you are always welcome to email me directly. If you're looking for stock, I have some photos available here.

About Me & My Art
You can find all my innermost thoughts and feelings (okay, my occasional random rambling) on my Blog . Rather hear about my art and craft work? I blog about that at Wilde Designs. Then there's my Design blog/portfolio. Or you can read about my dreams here. Also, you can find all of my wallpapers here.

Prints & Other Fun Stuff
All of this information plus links to my CafePress stores can be found here at all times. I try to keep it very up-to-date.

If you want a print of *any* works in the gallery up to 8.5x11 inches in size (I'll tell you if I don't have a high enough res file to make it work), let me know. You can always get ahold of me via email. I accept payment via PayPal (that's easiest, really), checks, money order... We'll work something out. Any images are open for this including fan art that Deviant Art isn't too keen on us selling. Just ask! Besides that, several pieces are up at Etsy either as originals or prints at all times.

If you're looking for matted, framed, fancy stuff, you can find it here, though the selection is somewhat limited. If you enjoy more crafty items like notecards and jewelry or want original paintings and drawings or even prints on the cheap, you can find mine at Etsy.com. Want vintage goodness? This Etsy shop of mine has you covered. More of a geek? Power Ups is the place to be!

Commissions
Also, if you want a commissioned drawing or vector or painting or anything, let me know. Same goes if you want something designed: brochure, logo, whatever. If I don't have time or don't think I can make what you're looking for, I'll let you know. If you're interested, though, never hesitate to drop me a note. For design work, I generally charge $25/hour, but flat rate fees can also be negotiated based on what is needed.
  • Listening to: Sarah McLachlan
  • Reading: Afraid by Jack Kilborn
  • Watching: Ghost Hunters
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: coffee
So I just, for the first time ever, had to block a user here.  I honestly never considered being in that position, but this person, for whatever reason, felt that it was appropriate to belittle not actually my work but me. Apparently cosplay is a very personal issue for them and they felt that being a douchebag about me having fun with it was... um... bad? I don't really know. I just know that I'm happy DA has something in place so that I can ensure that I never have contact with them again because... wow. Douchetastic.
  • Reading: The Lies of Locke Lamora
  • Watching: Charmed
  • Drinking: water
If you ever want commission work, design work, customized prints, etc., you are always welcome to email me directly. If you're looking for stock, I have some photos available here.

About Me & My Art
You can find all my innermost thoughts and feelings (okay, my occasional random rambling) on my Blog . Rather hear about my art and craft work? I blog about that at Wilde Designs. Then there's my Design blog/portfolio. Also, you can find all of my wallpapers here.

Prints & Other Fun Stuff
All of this information plus links to my CafePress stores can be found here at all times. I try to keep it very up-to-date.

If you want a print of *any* works in the gallery up to 8.5x11 inches in size (I'll tell you if I don't have a high enough res file to make it work), let me know. You can always get ahold of me via email. I accept payment via PayPal (that's easiest, really), checks, money order... We'll work something out. Any images are open for this including fan art that Deviant Art isn't too keen on us selling. Just ask! Besides that, several pieces are up at Etsy either as originals or prints at all times.

If you're looking for matted, framed, fancy stuff, you can find it here, though the selection is somewhat limited. If you enjoy more crafty items like notecards and jewelry or want original paintings and drawings or even prints on the cheap, you can find mine at Etsy.com.

Commissions
Also, if you want a commissioned drawing or vector or painting or anything, let me know. Same goes if you want something designed: brochure, logo, whatever. If I don't have time or don't think I can make what you're looking for, I'll let you know. If you're interested, though, never hesitate to drop me a note. For design work, I generally charge $25/hour, but flat rate fees can also be negotiated based on what is needed.
  • Listening to: Petshop Boys
  • Reading: The Lies of Locke Lamora
  • Watching: The Outer Limits
  • Drinking: water
April 14, 2009 - My guy is currently out of work... so help us pay our mortgage and buy some prints! heh Also look below for info on other fun ways to support the artist (ie me).

If you ever want commission work, design work, customized prints, etc., you are always welcome to email me directly.

About Me
You can find all my innermost thoughts and feelings (okay, my occasional random rambling) on my LiveJournal here and any art I make of pretty bois, including anything that's ever too hot for this place here (though it is admittedly checked rarely). I have a stock account here if anyone is interested. It is not updated often, but hopefully the things there are at least somewhat helpful. Also, you can find all of my wallpapers here, and I've finally started updating that with some regularity.

Prints & other fun stuff
All of this information plus links to my CafePress stores can be found here at all times. I try to keep it very up-to-date.

If you want a print of *any* works in the gallery up to 8.5x11 inches in size (I'll tell you if I don't have a high enough res file to make it work), let me know. You can always get ahold of me at star_momma@yahoo.com. I can sell them cheaper and I'll make more money off of it that way. I can do PayPal (that's easiest, really), checks, money order... We'll work something out. Any images are open for this including fan art that Deviant Art isn't too keen on us selling. Just ask!

If you're looking for matted, framed, fancy stuff, you can find it here, though the selection is somewhat limited. If you enjoy more crafty items like notecards and jewelry or want original paintings and drawings or even prints on the cheap, you can find mine at Etsy.com.

Commissions
Also, if you want a commissioned drawing or vector or painting or anything, let me know. Same goes if you want something designed: brochure, logo, whatever. If I don't have time or don't think I can make what you're looking for, I'll let you know. If you're interested, though, never hesitate to drop me a note. For design work, I generally charge $25/hour, but flat rate fees can also be negotiated based on what is needed.

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Member of:
:iconanime-artists: :iconanime-club::iconbloody-roar: :iconbloody-roar-fans: :iconbloodyroar-darkness: :iconcamerawhore: :iconcanineclub: :iconcaribbeanpirates: :iconchristophereccleston: :icondesperatlyinlove: :icondoctorwhoclub::iconfamousmurderride: :icongarbagefans: :icongays-stay-on-da: :iconhellsingyaoi: :iconhisokaclub: :iconhouse-of-1000-fans: :iconhp-ships: :iconhpbishieloversclub:  :iconiloveyaminomatsuei: :iconkyotodoll: :iconlonghairedmen: :iconlotr-fanclub: :iconlotrfanclub: :iconthepencilclub: :iconmiddle-earth: :iconmuraki-club: :iconpetrodentlovers: :iconplaying-with-knives: :iconpotterart: :iconpotter-cross: :iconotis-tsos-club::iconrickmaniacs: :iconremuslupin: :iconrupert-lovers: :iconsiriusblackclub: :iconsnapefanclub: :iconsnuffles: :iconsweetandsour: :icontatsumi-club: :icontsuzukiclub: :icontwilight-yaoi: :iconvbu: :iconvoltaire-lovers: :iconweasleylovers: :iconweasleytwinsfanclub: :iconwwjdd: :iconyaoilovers:
  • Listening to: the printer printing
  • Reading: Twilight
  • Watching: Legend of the Seeker
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: sesame sticks
  • Drinking: water
So... someone reported a Harry Potter LiveJournal icon that I've had up here for years (which was one of my most fav'd items) as art theft, apparently. Now, I have no idea why they did it... or how it is that DA decided it WAS theft. I made the icon. I mean, I'll grant that it's not amazingly difficult to make a LiveJournal icon, but... I made it. It was mine. I actually used it for a couple years on LJ before posting it here.

WTH, DeviantArt?!

Ah, okay, a second note... apparently it was removed for copyright violation initially and they added an addendum to the ticket saying that it was ALSO art theft. So my LJ icon is apparently much, much worse than any other in the whole world. Coincidence that it has slashy overtones? Yeah, I'm thinkin' not.
  • Listening to: "No Brain" MxPx
  • Reading: Wuthering Heights
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Cherry Coke Zero
NOTE: December 1, 2008 - Thanks all for the support on the art theft issue! And you can still order Avon from me and have things shipped right to your house right here. Please pass the link around if you know anyone who might be interested!

If you ever want commission work, design work, customized prints, etc., you are always welcome to email me directly.

About Me
You can find all my innermost thoughts and feelings (okay, not really) on my LiveJournal here and any art I make of pretty bois, including anything that's ever too hot for this place here (though it is admittedly checked rarely). I have a stock account here if anyone is interested. It is not updated often, but hopefully the things there are at least somewhat helpful. Also, you can find all of my wallpapers here. A lot are old and sucky, but they're there. With luck I'll have time to fully update that site soon.

Prints & other fun stuff
All of this information plus links to my CafePress stores can be found here at all times. I try to keep it very up-to-date.

If you want a print of *any* works in the gallery up to 8.5x11 inches in size (I'll tell you if I don't have a high enough res file to make it work), let me know. You can always get ahold of me at star_momma@yahoo.com. I can sell them cheaper and I'll make more money off of it. I can do PayPal (that's easiest, really), checks, money order... We'll work something out. Plus I can put designs on t-shirts and some other items if you so desire. Any images are open for this including fan art that Deviant Art isn't too keen on us selling. Just ask!

If you're looking for matted, framed, fancy stuff, you can find it here. If you enjoy more crafty items like notecards and jewelry or want original paintings and drawings or even photographic prints on the cheap, you can find mine at Etsy.com.

I will also be willing to print up note/greeting cards of most of my stuff if asked. If you're interested, all you ever need to do is let me know. I've also got 1.5" x 6" bookmarks with Oscar Wilde quotes on them, which you can see here. I can fill any requests made on these, which are printed on yellowish cardstock (it makes the color look very rich and victorian).

Commissions
Also, if you want a commissioned drawing or vector or painting or anything, let me know. Same goes if you want something designed: brochure, logo, whatever. If I don't have time or don't think I can make what you're looking for, I'll let you know. If you're interested, though, never hesitate to drop me a note. For design work, I generally charge $25/hour, but flat rate fees can also be negotiated based on what is needed.

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Member of:
:iconanime-artists: :iconanime-club::iconbloody-roar: :iconbloody-roar-fans: :iconbloodyroar-darkness: :iconcamerawhore: :iconcanineclub: :iconcaribbeanpirates: :iconchristophereccleston: :icondesperatlyinlove: :icondoctorwhoclub::iconfamousmurderride: :icongarbagefans: :icongays-stay-on-da: :iconhellsingyaoi: :iconhisokaclub: :iconhouse-of-1000-fans: :iconhp-ships: :iconhpbishieloversclub:  :iconiloveyaminomatsuei: :iconkyotodoll: :iconlonghairedmen: :iconlotr-fanclub: :iconlotrfanclub: :iconthepencilclub: :iconmiddle-earth: :iconmuraki-club: :iconpetrodentlovers: :iconplaying-with-knives: :iconpotterart: :iconpotter-cross: :iconotis-tsos-club::iconrickmaniacs: :iconremuslupin: :iconrupert-lovers: :iconsiriusblackclub: :iconsnapefanclub: :iconsnuffles: :iconsweetandsour: :icontatsumi-club: :icontsuzukiclub: :iconvbu: :iconvoltaire-lovers: :iconweasleylovers: :iconweasleytwinsfanclub: :iconwwjdd: :iconyaoilovers:
  • Listening to: Lola by The Kinks
  • Reading: Vampire Hunter D
  • Watching: Bones
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: water
This little dumbass here is claiming my Barbie Murders photos as her own. I'd love to have as many people as humanly possible stop by and remind her that art theft is BAD. Thanks, all!

EDIT: The site admins there are taking care of things. She is going to be suspended and the photos removed. Please, if you are a photographer, check her other work to make sure none of your stuff is up either. Major thanks to Buzznet for such prompt response on all this!
  • Listening to: Want U Bad
  • Reading: Offspring
  • Watching: House
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: water
Feral-goth started it. Sorta. And since no one ever comments on my journal shiat anyway....

Full name: Elizabeth Wilde (no, not my real last name)
Age: 22
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170 cuz I've been gaining some. And it makes me feel like shit.
Eyes: hazel
Hair: red... though it's really dark blond/light brown
Born in: Austin, TX
Currently located: Lewisville, TX
Gender: female
Sexual orientation: straight but with the aesthetic sense to check chicks out
Race: pasty white
Religion: spiritual but not religious
Fav. Color(s): blue, purple, silver, black
Fav. Animal: dog, hamster, lizards (esp. gecko)
Fav. Season: spring and fall... same temp in Texas
Fav. Food: fettucini alfredo
Fav. Movie : Velvet Goldmine at the moment
Fav. Music : too hard; The Kinks cuz it's the first one I thought of
Music Volume (1-10): depends entirely on my mood
Ever commit a crime?: nah, I'm a wuss
Smoke?: I'm asthmatic. I don't need to.
Drink?: sometimes, not regularly
Drugs?: nah, I'm already crazy
Have any pets? 9 hamsters... though four will be going to new homes as soon as we find some for 'em
Have a partner: yeppers, my Wes
Age you were when you got your first kiss: 16
Age you were when you first got laid: 20
Are you Quiet/Loud?: quiet
Unfeeling/Emotional: emotional... though I don't necessarily show it
Mature/Immature: mature
Smart/Dumb: smart
Fat/Lean: neither
Lover/Fighter: lover (see previous "wuss" comment)
Funny/Unfunny: funny. sorta.
Attractive/Ugly: attractive... I guess...