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I have been in the contract business for quite some time since I am a certified Equine Massage Therapist as well as a certified Horse Trainer. I have boarded my horses at several facilities as well as accepted board from other owners. The horse industry is full of legalities and contracts. I have made mistakes and in making mistakes, I have gained wisdom over what to contract and what not to contract.

This journal is a guide line to contracting. When you enter a commission, you contract the artist to commission a piece for you. This does NOT MEAN that you sign away your rights on the piece and are at the mercy of the artist.

As in an interview, you aren't just GETTING interviewed at a job, you are interviewing the job as well.

In my contracts, I always make sure there is absolutely no wiggle room. Its been my experience that the wiggle room gets used to it's full capacity and without remorse. You want to leave no stone unturned.

So when entering a commission, you not only agree to the artist's terms of conditions, but the artists should be complying to YOURS.
The artist wants 6 months to complete a project? Thats fine. But in the contract you should save your own ass and state that by the end of those 6 months, if the project is not completed then a certain refund should be available to you through the artist. None of this "My life got busy" or "I haven't had the time" unprofessional bullshit.

Save your ass by paying half now and half when the project is complete. Never pay in full. Give the artist something to work towards (ie; the rest of the money when the project is done). Add this to your contract.

As a consumer, you HAVE rights. You are not at the mercy of someone you've commissioned. If you enter a commission without a contract eliminating that wiggle room, you are rolling dice for an uncertain future. NEVER take anyone on their "good word" (I have been burned many times on "handshake" deals). Protect your money, protect your time, protect your property.

Never do any type of transaction without paypal (for internet business). Off the internet, never do any type of transaction without a some form of traceable payment method. Keep records. Get updates. Track the time. If your commission is based on an hourly rate, request pictures for every hour. I've even gone so far as to create a riding log for my training horses so that when I ride the horse, I put the time/date down and I have myself and the horse owner (or at least a witness) sign it.

If the artist does not accept the terms and conditions on YOUR part, run. Run as far away as possible and find an artist with a better mind for business.
The Northern Bobcat by KonKataCreations
The Northern Bobcat
I haven't named him yet. He is very angry still. I've done some energy work on the pelt which seemed to get a couple things moving. A couple more sessions and he should be alright.

I simply could not pass up on this beautiful bobcat of unusual color. Whoever skinned him really did an injustice. The pelt is covered in holes, the front legs are missing and the feet of the back legs are gone. Of all bobs they could have butchered...why this one!

He is stunning anyways :) Thought I'd share!
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The Trickster by KonKataCreations
The Trickster
This necklace is a combination of cunning and trickery. The tooth is from a coyote and accompanying it is a fox claw. More information and a chance to purchase this can be seen here
www.etsy.com/listing/205793253…

Thanks!

P.S. a longer cord is available upon request in case you don't want choker length.
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Antler necklace by KonKataCreations
Antler necklace
This one was fun! My camera phone didn't do it justice. For more information and a chance to purchase it, go here!
www.etsy.com/listing/205776312…

Thanks for looking :)
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I have been in the contract business for quite some time since I am a certified Equine Massage Therapist as well as a certified Horse Trainer. I have boarded my horses at several facilities as well as accepted board from other owners. The horse industry is full of legalities and contracts. I have made mistakes and in making mistakes, I have gained wisdom over what to contract and what not to contract.

This journal is a guide line to contracting. When you enter a commission, you contract the artist to commission a piece for you. This does NOT MEAN that you sign away your rights on the piece and are at the mercy of the artist.

As in an interview, you aren't just GETTING interviewed at a job, you are interviewing the job as well.

In my contracts, I always make sure there is absolutely no wiggle room. Its been my experience that the wiggle room gets used to it's full capacity and without remorse. You want to leave no stone unturned.

So when entering a commission, you not only agree to the artist's terms of conditions, but the artists should be complying to YOURS.
The artist wants 6 months to complete a project? Thats fine. But in the contract you should save your own ass and state that by the end of those 6 months, if the project is not completed then a certain refund should be available to you through the artist. None of this "My life got busy" or "I haven't had the time" unprofessional bullshit.

Save your ass by paying half now and half when the project is complete. Never pay in full. Give the artist something to work towards (ie; the rest of the money when the project is done). Add this to your contract.

As a consumer, you HAVE rights. You are not at the mercy of someone you've commissioned. If you enter a commission without a contract eliminating that wiggle room, you are rolling dice for an uncertain future. NEVER take anyone on their "good word" (I have been burned many times on "handshake" deals). Protect your money, protect your time, protect your property.

Never do any type of transaction without paypal (for internet business). Off the internet, never do any type of transaction without a some form of traceable payment method. Keep records. Get updates. Track the time. If your commission is based on an hourly rate, request pictures for every hour. I've even gone so far as to create a riding log for my training horses so that when I ride the horse, I put the time/date down and I have myself and the horse owner (or at least a witness) sign it.

If the artist does not accept the terms and conditions on YOUR part, run. Run as far away as possible and find an artist with a better mind for business.

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Dengel
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I'll update this when I have more to say about myself! HA!
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for watching us! :la: :hug:

We hope you enjoy our collection as much as we do. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! ;)
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BritLawrence Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Photographer
Hello! Your work has been featured here: [link] :iconhappyeasterplz:
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Kyuukon-no-Shamisen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WHY HAVE I NOT WATCHED YOU BEFORE??? LOL
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KonKataCreations Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL I'm very very sneaky!
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Kyuukon-no-Shamisen Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconlegaspplz: *youmustbeaninja*!!!!! :XD:
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KonKataCreations Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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AtFirstPlush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link] nahh-nahh-nahhh-nahhhhh-nehhhh u've been tagged!
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AtFirstPlush Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am so sorry, if you could add on 10$ for shipping, I'd truly appreciate it.
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KonKataCreations Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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AtFirstPlush Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :kiss:
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