Last night I found it hard to sleep. I have been worrying about my other blog The Secret Gallery and the fact that visitors have been downloading my art work. The thing is... its a little blog, mainly for me to keep my stuff on and secretly I hope that one day someone might even want to buy some of my art. If I could get a portfolio and maybe show at a gallery around here, then that would be amazing!
But... I really get cross when people take the micky. I am pleased that people like my art enough to copy it, but honestly... don't they even have the courtesy to comment? To say " hello... I like your picture, do you mind if I download it?"I am not a mug. I know they are doing it. I know where they come from. It is just so frustrating. I can protect my words with software, but I can only protect my art with a big watermark spread over it, which is a shame.
I suppose I need to just accept it as part of the world we live in. I know that I have the originals. But I would hate to think that people were passing my work off as their own, or making money from it when I don't. Ah well. Enough ranting... here's a picture for you, part of a series I've been working on... the rest are in m'gallery.
red pointe shoes in watercolour