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Galaxy Turtle Shell by KonKataCreations
Galaxy Turtle Shell
This is a southern box turtle shell that was gifted to me by a friend. I had to remove the remaining scutes in order to paint it. I wish I could capture the beauty of this shell in a photograph but it simply wouldn't cooperate.

This one isn't for sale
Celestial Turtle Shell by KonKataCreations
Celestial Turtle Shell
This beautiful shell was found naturally in the woods. It had been split in two and broken down the middle, but I had managed to secure it back together again. Going with the shell's natural appearance, I used the crack to my advantage and painted a split scene upon the bone. One side represents the day while the other represents the night.

This shell was painted using acrylic and had been coated to protect the art. The inside of the shell has been painted solid black.

This shell can be purchased in the etsy shop here:…
Earth Element Turtle Shell by KonKataCreations
Earth Element Turtle Shell
This is a beautiful little box turtle shell that had been found naturally in the woods. It displays Earth's body through the earth element across the shell while simultaneously representing Earth itself through the image of the turtle in the middle.

This turtle shell has been painted with acrylic and has a coating to protect the artwork. The inside of the shell has been painted solid dark green.

Pictures do not do this shell justice!

This shell can be purchased here in the etsy shop:…
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.


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
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Personal Quote: There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls

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AtFirstPlush Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
:heart: He hath arrived this afternoon. He should be able to match. I have things bookmarked for him. 
KonKataCreations Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! I'm glad he made it ok. I can't wait to see him complete :)
glasslinger Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You've some nice work in your gallery..
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! ;)
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! Your work has been featured here: [link] :iconhappyeasterplz:
Kyuukon-no-Shamisen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
KonKataCreations Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL I'm very very sneaky!
Kyuukon-no-Shamisen Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconlegaspplz: *youmustbeaninja*!!!!! :XD:
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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