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Madeline Faiella
I create art & design for products, manufacturing and direct purchase
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click HERE for a lot of fun. I'm on page 34...well not me but one of Maddy's Girlz™. 92 Pages of art done with heart from the Art Licensing Show Artists. Please feel free to share with your local schools and hospitals and groups of all kinds. GET YOUR COLORING ON....! Related articles Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Two great things to work on send your business flying into success: ATTITUDE and TIME MANAGEMENT. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
It's such an honor to be accepted to Uppercase Magazine's 2016 Coloring Calendar. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Start at any age and any place in your life to be positive. Not in the clouds goofy, but seriously positive for as long as you can in each day. Eventually it all comes easier. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 16, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Maddy's Girlz, at The Art of Color & Whimsy at Arsty Shark. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Color a page from Tara Reed's new coloring book and Pivot to Happy! Maddy's Girlz did and they had fun. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Greeting cards Maddy's Girlz tm Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
You're a piece of work Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Something you may not know about me. I can be severely snarky. Ever want to say something but you won't. Most likely I will. Want to say something but don't think you can? Let me know and the Girlz will say it for you. Need a personalized card or gift for someone where the Girlz can say what you want to me. The Girlz are available for licensing. All work is protected by copyright and digimarc embedded for location and retrieval. Thank you for being ethical. Related articles The Copyright Orphan's Act has come back to haunt us: URGENT!!! Madeline Faiella interviews Seth Apter, mixed media artist. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Thanks Annie. I hope people hear it. It's all so simple, isn't it. Daily reminders are great. Hugs to you and thanks for stopping by the blog.
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Love you too Barbara. You will always live in my heart.
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Follow me and bring your attitude. The Girlz are coming and I'm sharing some of what I went through during their conception. Be positive. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Just as you are ready to throw your hands up, something cool like this happens. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
It would affect all visual art: drawings, paintings, sketches, photos, etc.; past, present and future; published and unpublished; domestic and foreign. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
You are most welcome Seth. Thank you.
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Hi, You may or may not know, that I write for Mixed Media Art. This was an interesting interview with Seth Apter. We discuss some of his inspirations, how he found his voice and take a look at one of his favorite pieces. As an art licensing artist, I find this venue intriguing because it's all about layering and if you do any work in Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, you know exactly what I'm talking about. So have a read and enjoy my time with Seth. We can apply all art to all art. Techniques, ideas and skill set often crosses the artistic boundaries so let your creativity flow. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
YES...I took this course and it was a huge part of the basis of what I have learned in Art Licensing. If you want to learn solid basics with tons of written material to refer to this is the course. It's one month of accessibly paced information that Tara has put out in the easiest manner imaginable. Her style of teaching is wonderful. She makes it fun and enjoyable while delivering sage advice from her many years in this industry. I highly recommend you invest in yourself and take this course if you think you want to make it in Art Licensing. I give it 5 stars. Related articles Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Part of a new collection of dinner plates. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
HENRY LO IMPRISONED BY FBI Click on the link to learn the sad story of what happened to so many artists, INCLUDING ME, within the daily business of Art Licensing. This is something that happens once in while and THANKS TO ALEX COLUMBO who posted this, it may have taken us a while to learn that the site was down and Henry is already serving a 70 month prison term. Not only did he swindle all of us artists by not paying for any product, he wasn't even sending the product out. People are promised their refunds. Now the expanded story is he was bilking people for huge amounts of money in an unrelated issue where he was taking their checks, telling them he was investing them, and ... well ... read the article and learn a bit more. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
The Art Licensing Show is LIVE!!!! Come one come all. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Creative Manifesto Monday - my creation was chosen. WOOOOOOOOOOOT Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Posted in her newsletter, Artist Tara Reed shared this. I thought it was worth sharing it again!!! Thank you Tara. In just about every job you produce, color fidelity is likely to be the number one factor in determining whether your customers deem the job acceptable. Research suggests that the human eye is much more sensitive than the most sophisticated instruments available. To make matters more complicated, consider the fact that each individual may perceive color differently. Let’s look at considerations in achieving the best color possible when preparing files for print. Color Management is Challenging. Achieving consistent, accurate and reliable color can save you time, money and materials wasted on reprints. Doing so can be a daunting task that requires managing color amongst different devices with different calibrations and across users with different perceptions. Begin with Monitor Calibration. Managing color begins with the most common device: the monitor. If you aren’t working with a well-calibrated monitor, how do you know that what you’re seeing on the screen is an accurate representation? This is especially true in soft proofing processes, where designers and prepress operators use the monitor as the basis to form critical color decisions. Discrepancies occur as a monitor drifts over time. Compensations made for on-screen color can seriously jeopardize the quality of printed output. Fortunately, calibrating and characterizing your monitor can easily correct these issues. Solutions for monitor calibration can range from free tools, such as what’s built into your operating system (e.g. Mac OSX System preferences > Display > Color > Calibrate), to specialized calibration software with varying price points. Understanding Color Spaces: RBG vs. CMYK. The fact that each device has its own color space largely contributes to why printed output in your hand may look so different from what you see on a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Global License is a digitally accessible magazine filled with art licensing information. I copied and pasted the following paragraph because it's yet another CLEAR explanation of what art licensing is. "Licensing is the process of leasing a legally protected (that is, trademarked or copyrighted) entity – a name, likeness, logo, trademark, graphic design, slogan, signature, character, or a combination of several of these elements. The entity, known as the property or intellectual property, is then used in conjunction with a product. Many major companies and the media consider licensing a significant marketing tool. Licensing is a marketing and brand extension tool that is widely used by everyone from major corporations to the smallest of small business. Entertainment, sports and fashion are the areas of licensing that are most readily apparent to consumers, but the business reaches into the worlds of corporate brands, art, publishing, colleges and universities and non-profit groups, to name a few. Licensing can extend a corporate brand into new categories, areas of a store, or into new stores overall. Licensing is a way to move a brand into new businesses without making a major investment in new manufacturing processes, machinery or facilities. In a well-run licensing program, the property owner maintains control over the brand image and how it's portrayed (via the approvals process and other contractual strictures), but eventually reaps the benefit in additional revenue (royalties), but also in exposure in new channels or store aisles." Enjoy! Related articles Who the Heck Is Bob Ostrom Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC
Hi there creative peeps. Well if you know me you are aware that for the last year or so I have been seriously learning Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I read, learn things from others and I Google it. I can't stand that I have read books by Tara Reed, had a few lessons with Helen Bradley and now for certain things that have me pulling hair, I am taking tutorials with Bob Ostrom. What does he teach: Photoshop – The most important software tool for any artist to learn. Illustrator – More paying jobs are requiring vector art these days. If you want to stay competitive learn this program. InDesign – Knowing InDesign will help you understand how art directors and layout artist work with your art once it completed. Tutoring – Online or in person there is no better more efficient way to learn what you want to learn when you want to learn it. Who the heck is he. He began his career some 30 years ago. He is this guy... He is funny, knowledgeable, down to earth and reasonable with his prices. Of course that's a good question. You know you wanted to ask. He has lots of options for tutorials and classes and he rocks! Just look at some of what he has done. You will recognize these characters done by this character. lol I can't help myself. We do computer to computer sessions and I am utilizing some of the "that-tied-up-that-issue-for-me" glitches that he gets me through. I only wish I could sit in his class for about 3 months. I would be just who I think I am. So head over to Bob Teaches Art HERE. You know I only recommend the best. Of course they are; it's me you're are dealing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Madeline Faiella Designs, LLC