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In this issue

  Personal Note From Tonya
Wishing You Rejuvenation and Relaxation

Take Flight and Soar eZine
Complimentary Whimsy Bucks!
New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy

  Raving Fan

Liz Webster
"Thank you for all you and your staff did to get my kiln and accompanying tools and supplies to me in such short turn-around time."

  Feature Article

Do You Protect Your Work?

Personal Note From Tonya

What are your plans for Labor Day?

Just a quick note to wish you all a restful, enjoyable, labor-free time to catch-up, read, and create!

I'm looking forward to 3 days of catching up on classes, ideas, and implementing a plan for the fall!

Creative Blessings,


Are you missing the marketing, creating your customer story, branding, and attracting abundance articles that used to be in the WLW eZine?

Don't worry. You can still get them by signing up for the Take Flight eZine at

When you sign up you'll also get:

  • A 13 minute video on enameling called The Essential Enamelling Primer
  • A 10 minute video on how to use resins called Resins Made Easy
  • A valuable clarity tool called 5 Keys to Aligning Your Artistic Compass
  • and my bimonthly eZine called Take Flight


Complimentary Whimsy Bucks!

Place an order now until Monday at 11:55pm PT over $100 and use these Whimsy Bucks!

  • $5 off any order $100+
  • $7 off any order $150+
  • $10 off any order $200+

Terms and Conditions

  • Kilns, gold products, shipping costs, tax and handling are not included in the $100 minimum
  • Only good toward orders placed after 5:00pm PT 09/02/11 and before 11:55pm PT on 09/05/11
  • Offer is not retroactive to orders placed before the above dates mentioned or to invoices due. Orders placed before 5:00pm PT 09/02/11 cannot be cancelled or changed.
  • You must use the promo code LABORDAY11 in the comments section of the order form to receive these Whimsy Bucks!
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer and only one Whimsy Buck will be honored per shipment (no combining orders with multiple Whimsy Bucks redeemed from rewards or other)
  • They hold no actual cash value and cannot be used to pay for any part of an invoice, but the Whimsy Bucks are deducted from the total due before we process your invoice or credit card.


New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy

QuikArt Font Strips 3/16" QuikArt Font Strips 1/8"
QuikArt Font Strips 3/32" QuikArt Font Stamper (rt hand)
2-in-1 Anvil New Stencils
24g Copper 3/4"x1" Rectangle (6) 24g Copper 1" Circle (6)
24g Copper 20mm Square with Ring (6) 8MM Raw Brass Jump Rings .40"/18g (2dozen)

Raving Fan

Liz Webster

I am so excited! I've run my Caldera kiln today - it worked beautifully. I have my very own, personally fired, beautiful PMC and copper pieces, all ready to patina and incorporate into some (hopefully stunning) piece of jewelry.

Thank you for all you and your staff did to get my kiln and accompanying tools and supplies to me in such short turn-around time.

I appreciated the extra time you all spent, both on the phone and by e-mail, to make me feel comfortable in making this significant purchase from such a distance (Edmonton, Canada).

And thank you too for creating such an informative and helpful website. I've learned so much - just by shopping!

- Liz Webster

Feature Article

China Knock-Offs of Artist Work

Do You Protect Your Work?

Copyright - what is it exactly and how do we protect our work?

It's really important that our work, our sites, our blogs and all materials be protected. Unfortunately it's all too easy to see your work being duplicated or worse yet manufactured in China, where you are not protected.

In 2008 I was shopping at the Tucson Gem Show and came across these great ceramic pendants. I thought wow, I didn't know that Marsha was selling her work here. Although I was shocked because they weren't displayed well and in fact they weren't up to her quality.

Upon closer look, they were indeed copies of her work. Knock-offs from China. I'm sure there are lots of other instances where her work was copied on Etsy as well.

So how can you make sure that you are protecting your work and at the same time discouraging those from taking the liberty of using your designs in their work.

5 Steps to take in Protecting Your Work:

  1. Post a Copyright Notice © on all printed and published materials including tagging photos of your work

    This notifies any viewers or readers that the copyright is being claimed. It also should be dated. You'll see this (or should see this) at the bottom of every website to protect the content.

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Teacher, mentor, artist and founder of The Artful Success Program, Tonya Davidson helps artists take their techniques and business skills to the next level. As the CEO and founder of Whole Lotta Whimsy she has passionately empowered artists to live creatively from the inside out. Her ezine goes out to over 11,000 subscribers. Create the life you love by subscribing to her eZine at Be sure to check out her blog at for complimentary tutorials and articles.

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