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Help me. I'm so confused and have too many names. 
I'm working on a couple of books that will allegedly be published. They're for small independent publishers. I'm illustrating them.
I made the majority of my work, and acquired the tiniest following under my maiden name. Now that I might actually start earning money from it, the income will be taxed, under my married name. I'm trying to communicate this to my publisher, who keeps calling me "Leslie". 
And if I were to open an etsy shop to sell art, I'd like to keep it in my maiden name. But the money would go to my married name. Is this allowed? Do artists function under nom de plumes? I even toyed with changing my whole "brand" to MAB, my married name in initials, which happily also spells the fairy queen from Shakespeare. What do you think? Mary-Anne Leslie is such a long handle. Would MAB be better? Like Mary Englebreit, who signs everything ME. 
Unfortunately MAB is short for Mary-Anne Belich, and Belich is such an awkward sounding name. Am I way overthinking this and confusing everyone? 

The hyphen in my name might also be throwing off search results etc. Although maybe it's narrowing them down in a good way. It's unique, and my da page is coming up as one of the first results from googling. Thank you for indulging this little conversation I'm having with myself.
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  • Drinking: Iced coffee

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Mary-Anne Leslie
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Mary-Anne has had a passion for drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. After receiving an art scholarship in high school, she earned degrees in illustration and classical animation at Capilano University in her hometown of Vancouver. Mary-Anne's style evokes her love for the clean, delicate lines of an animation cel or a stained glass window, accented with lacy washes of color. Her art reflects elements of vintage storybook illustration, animation, art nouveau and graphic design. Mary-Anne has exhibited her art at galleries in Vancouver, and illustrated a book of children's poems for the government of Canada, among other projects. She now resides and continues to paint in the United States.
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Happy Birthday, Champ~!
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Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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Happy birthday! :cake:
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Mitsukishinobi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu ^^ Party

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s-carter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Very Happy Birthday to you, my friend! :la:

I hope you have a fantastic day and night planned ahead!  :boogie:

:cake::party::cake:
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TillesseKruspette Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday ^^ :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) Meow :3 Love Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday- have a great day! :D
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Scarlett-Aimpyh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
happy birthday ^^
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marcelosalomao Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  New member
Your work is excellent, very lovely. 
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:iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconhead-bangplz:Happy Birth Week!:iconhead-bangplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
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