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Sat Sep 2, 2006, 12:01 PM
I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction.
You don't need me to email prints-permissions anymore!  For prints outside of DA, please ask first.  And read my FAQs for other important info.


Q: Can I make a print/t-shirt/mousepad/dartboard using your stock?

A: Yes, absolutely. You no longer need my individual permission. I have given all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all DA prints.
Once you have created an piece of art using my stock (and I don't mean just changing the tones or adding a filter) that image is YOUR original artwork.  Therefore, you have the right to publish it in any format you like: as part of a magazine article, as the cover to a CD, as part of your personal website/gallery, in a book of art, on the cover of a novel, on cafepress items, promotional materials (for your artwork or for another artist/musician.)  

I only ask that no one use the raw or unaltered (or barely altered) images in any of the above.  I can't actually stop anyone from doing that, but I do appeal to your integrity to grant me that one request.   Also, I ask as a favor that you let me know how/where my stock is being published, so I can buy the books/magazines/CDs etc.  I'm not going to have any grandkids to show, but I will be able to look back when I'm an old lady and say "Well, lookie there.  I was a muse, wasn't I?"  

Q: I have been invited to display my art in a gallery/coffee house/school exhibition. Can I use images I created with your stock?

A: Yes (see above), and best wishes to you! Have a good show!

Q: Do you take requests?
A: Nope.  I only do this when I feel inspired.  Requests = work.  I will, however, welcome suggestions and ideas.

Q: Can I post my images in which I've used your stock on my personal website?

A: Yes.  If you like, I'll even add your site to my "links" page of my website.

Q: I want to use your stock to make something potentially offensive. Do you care?

A: Not really. If that's what you do, then knock yourself out.  Just don't be hurt if I don't add it to my favorites.

Q: I'm a photographer. Would you model for me?

A: Only if a/ you live in the DFW area: b/ are not creepy c/I feel like it.  So, that's a big "maybe."

Q: Some stock models get really upset if the artist only changes the saturation/sharpness/contrast and then posts it. Do you care?

A: If you're doing the best you can do and creating something you are proud of, then I'm not going to complain. But I prefer that those images be confined to DA or personal art galleries only.  Everyone has to start out by experimenting and trying out new things, and that's fine.

Q: Are you married? Your husband lets you do this?

A: Yes, for 10+ years now. My husband is an artist, so nude models are not particularly scandalous to him.  Even if one is his wife. :)

Q: Can I use your stock to draw from? I just need pose reference.

A: Of course!  I am here to serve.  

Q: How old are you? How tall?

A: My D.O.B is June 13, 1970, which at the time of writing this makes me 37. I'm 5'8" (or 176 cm) give or take an inch for posture and spinal compression.

Q: Why do you do this?

A: I've answered this a few times already. It may sound corny or stupid, but it's the truth: Even as a little kid, I loved classic art, especially paintings and sculptures of pretty women. Ingres' "Odalisque," Dicksee's "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," any Waterhouse, Leighton or Bouguereau femme-- I would look at pictures of those paintings for hours, admiring the skill of the artist but the beauty of the models as well. And I wanted not only to be able to paint like those masters but I also wanted to BE those women. It's vanity, surely. But I wanted to inspire that sort of genius and be part of something that would last for ages.
It makes me feel pretty.
It makes me feel useful.
It makes me feel a part of creation.
I enjoy being both an artist and a muse. I just wish I had started younger, because I know it's not going to last a whole lot longer. And I'm sincerely grateful to each and every artist who has chosen me to express his or her ideas. I get far more than I give. Thank you.


Here are a few places where artists have published/printed artwork containing my stock:
EXOTIQUE Page 132 "Xaea" by saiaii and page139 "Her Valentine" by zilla774

HEARTWORK the art of Ian Field-Richards aka zilla774 which is sadly no longer available at the moment.  

The July issue of "ImagineFX" contained EVIL QUEEN by thegryph

Who am I missing?

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anotherwanderer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if you check this site anymore, but here's a print of a painting using your stock. Thank you for providing these great resources, they have been extremely useful to me!…
SebastianBecker Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey, just wanted to let you know I used your stock:

Keep up the good work, it's realy inspiring. 
redydragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
8O Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful stock and images, either for hobbists or professionals, you are such a kind person!
Just one thing that isn't clear here; does this mean that we can use it for commercial use?
It is only because I wish to avoid conflicts or offence unnecessarily that I ask this question :)
MariaLoikkii Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I am also greatful for this great stock, awsome work and commitment. Also I am wondering about the same thing as Redydragonfly: the rules/FAQ could be a bit more clear about the usage term. Can this stock be used for commercial use? My interest is specifically art prints and possibly selling them outside DA.
Selunia Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I post the picture I made with your stock on my facebook account? It's not public, only visible to my friends :)
They love to see what I do but most are to lazy to visit dA regulary -.-
PanHesekielShiroi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I just read your rules and I'm thrilled about what I just read. Thank you so much for providing so many and so great stock images! :)
It's always a pain to pose yourself in front of a crappy cell phone camera just to have some kind of reference for some paintings.
It may take some time, but I'll be sure to look through your whole gallery. I think what you're doing is really great, thank you for sharing. :)
melanierogers Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
You are beautiful inside and out. Thank you for your generosity to the world at large, being the seed for so much art to be born out of.

Just a note, maybe it is already said somewhere here. Don't worry about getting older. You will always be a wonderful muse, even when you are 105, with great-great---grandchildren.

Portraying the changing/aging process is uniquely beautiful in another way for art. I'm new to getting stock, and brand new at manipulating images. It is so much fun.

I'm going happy hunting in your gallery now.

:iconheartloveplz: mel
LinzArcher Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Was reading through here for the stock rules when I noticed that we have the same birthday! (I'm June 13, 1976) Wasn't expecting that! Awesome! About to post a new piece featuring you. Thank you for your abundant generosity sharing such wonderful reference with the community.
BulletTimeScully Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I borrowed your stock (a tiny piece of it) here [link] Thanks for sharing!
Nudessence Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
For some time, I've been quite impressed with a lot of your pose references and have finally gotten around to trying some of them! [link] [link] [link] & [link] Thanks so much! There are many of us out here who really do sincerely appreciate you for the right reasons. Thanks again!
pareeerica Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Thanks so much. I have used your beautiful stock here :)
Craig-Larsen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used one of your images here [link]

Thank you for sharing your very beautiful.
jverhulst Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Hi, I used your photo's several times, you can see them here: [link] and here: [link] I'm planning a pin up look in photoshop from your 'reclinig nude 15' Thanks, you are very generous!
lockstock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Amazing works! Thank you for showing them to me! :D
LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hi! Long time watcher - first time "caller". I'm designing a cover of an e-book for a good friend (damn! When will I get a paying gig?) It's a mystery/detective story - a good one. When I read the book and got the description of the title character - I immediately thought of you. I'd like to use "Roses - 2" as the cover model. I’ll be glad to send you the finished image, or post it in DA for your approval prior to handing it off to her. And obviously I'll send you a link to the book itself. If that’s OK let me know – Mutt2000
rbissett Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Just stumbled upon your work (play?) today. Awesome! I was surprised to discover I've already used a couple of your photos as reference via on the figure drawing forum. I'm excited about your princess packs. New art based on them will appear on [link] Thanks! Bob
andimagine Featured By Owner May 2, 2009   Digital Artist
Biologically U r 11 years older than me, but generously U r far more than people like me, Why should am wrote that above line?
Coz I just read that above page and Just a few Words left to use for U, - :U R CARRYING A REAL HEART
Strange-Trip-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
beautiful stock used here :iconstrange-trip-studios: [link] ...thank you...I do have a show coming up, may I print and display my work which includes your image?
lockstock Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
coolwhisper Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
can i talk to you on the net ? msn messenger, yahoo , icq, skype, aim .... ?
InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Hi, I just stumbled over your stock-account. I wasn't such a big fan of stock photos before, because often they limit the use of stock-based artwork (like, you can't use it for commercials or can just upload it on dA). Then I read your updated FAQ (cause your photos produced lots of ideas in my mind) and I'm truly impressed by your answers and your opinion. And I'm thankful that great stock-photos like yours can be used without such limitations (of course it's a question of honour not to change just something small and then sell it). And it seems as if you were already muse to many deviants, so you've reached your goal I guess :) Just wanted to share my thoughts, hope you don't mind. keep up your great stock account. I'll surely let you know if I use some of your photos as reference.
lockstock Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Thank you so much! I'd love to see anything you decide to create with my photos! :D
ebba Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
hey, just to let you know i sometimes using your wonderful stocks for drawing reference, having my sketches up on my blog, and a link to you as well.

extravert Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Digital Artist
I have used your stock here
thank you for the beautiful image.
pegacorna2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
You are one of the best things Deviant art has to offer. I am new here, and seeing your generosity is making me all giddy. I want to work with your stuff just as a present for you!
lonelee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Thank you... wonderful work you've done and I hope God blesses you many times over for your generosity
Deceptico Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I also "stumbled" across your DA site and I am truly moved how you see the "role" of the muse to an Artist, wich is most of the misunderstood and mistaken as a Groupie. I truly belive, that without a Muse daVinci could not have painted his Mona Lisa and Frederic Lord Leighton could not have painted Flaming June – wich is for me one of the most beautiful pieces of art.

But again I am babbeling, just thanks to you from the old world and excuse my terrible English.

Take care
Tattersail Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your stock for reference here:

White667 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I have used your stock in this image: [link]
Which is available as a large magnet. (I will take that option down if you have any objection.)

I have also Note'd you, but figured I'd post it here as well.
jezviking Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
You have beautiful stock images, I can't wait to paint from them! Thankyou so much for sharing!!!
Raipun Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Waauw, I am blown away by your magnifique portraits! You are to say the least aswell interesting as gorgeous! I downloaded some of your stock and in the future would like to use it for a painting. I hope that is ok with you; Iread your terms so that would be wonderfull! Thanks for enriching my artist's soul! Congrats!
gerartist Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Need some inspiration, and now I found some...
Thanx a mill!
tachsheet-Jeulian Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
have not used your stock yet but i have been checking it out from time to time.
you are interesting.
your stock is interesting.

just wanted to say "thank you" for your words to DA's rare to find someone who feels the way you do about art and muse.
well done.

will let you know if\when i will use your inspirsation to inspire mine.

basically , i'm just saying "hi"... :)
lockstock Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Thank you for such a kind comment! :) I'll look forward to seeing what you do.
tachsheet-Jeulian Featured By Owner May 15, 2008

eymur Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Thanks for your stock. I have used one of your shot in below link:

Becktastic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
I'm so glad I ran across your page! You and your photography are lovely and your gallery is full of inspirations :) Thanks!
KelpyKrad Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Geminis :D
nxzz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist

beautiful stock
valentinecrow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Would it ok to use your stock as reference for a drawing/artwork, then post it (here and) on a portfolio website? and perhaps use the artwork for a promotional postcard - (I will always give credit/link on the website for stock artists used.)
lockstock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
hasanaliakhtar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hi :wave: I am really happy as I have used one of ur stock..And thats really beautiful..It would be really nice if u see my deviation here: [link] ..Thank u so much for ur time..And a big thanks for the lovely stock..All the best..God bless ya..Take carez..Cheers:) :heart:
Toranj Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007   Photographer
You seem very loveable :)
Miskatonika Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for letting all of us use your stock :hug:

You are so inspiring to old and new artists all over the world!

And you are very beautiful, so good for you for sharing it with the world!
fantasio Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, i just wanted to mail you regarding printing permission for: [link]
because i´m slowly bring up submission as prints.
best regards,
Toadsmoothy2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
You certainly have been a muse. Your beauty and spirit has inspired some incredible works of art. It makes me wish I was an artist as good as these. Your man is lucky to be graced by your presence. And we are lucky that you have shared your beauty with us. :worship:
ljo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Used your wonderful stock here:


Thank you so much ! :hug:s
ae87 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for your stock ! It's really kind & nice to let us use without big restriction
dragongoddess Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the stock photos. They really help when I need a reference for a certain pose I can't get. I used one of the mucha poses for the a flyer that I made here. [link]

Again Thanks A Bunch, darling!
PECCAVIMUSVII Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
well then, if only i'd read this first! people like you are far and few - thank you very much for being so generous! you're photography is excellent as well as your being ;} (i also sent my thanks in the note reply!)

i hope you like what i do, you'll be the first to see it once finished ;D
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