Because, I am extremely angry. While dropping off more of my Halloween creations downtown today, a group of women come in to browse the store. Long story short, one of them started snapping photos of my artwork. Turning, staging and zooming in, she snapped a good size handful of pictures. I was lucky enough to be there and actually witness it while it was happening!!!! (NOT~ that was an exaggeration!) I was not aware of what was going on, until I see the flash going off and this woman was backed into a corner around my inventory.
Okay. Biting my tongue, I said nothing to her simply out of respect for the lovely shop owners and because I am a representing artist there, but my blood was boiling. I’m sure that you can imagine what I wanted to do and say... to be quite frank, i am pissed. Yes, I need to calm myself down and remember that old saying. Something about the greatest form of flattery is……………………COPYING??????!!!!!!!!!
Who knows what she is planning on doing with the photos of my work… I can only speculate and assume. hmmmm.
Ugh. Thanks for listening guys, I just really had to vent. What is your opinion about things like this? I know that it must happen all of the time, to all of the great artists out there… I just hate that I had to SEE it first hand happening to MY artwork.
On a lighter and absolutely wonderful note, I had just stepped foot into the store when Melissa & Karen told me that someone very sweet had just left after purchasing a few of my things. I apparently, just missed her. :( They also let me know that *you* had told them how much you loved my work. To the sweetheart that just made my day, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s people like you that inspire and make all of us so happy to do what we love to do. I only wish that I knew your name, I would love to meet you! Melissa did say that you took home my card and might check out my blog… PLEASE do and let me know exactly who you are if you decide to stop by for a visit sometime! Big hugs and much appreciation to you, you really made my day! :)