Friday, April 8, 2011

Deadline For Stealing Was Yesterday

Although I'm not a big fan of watermarking my artwork, I've come to realize that it is necessary. It's just not enough to resize my images. (only makes them a perfect size for cheesy scrabble pendants and other jewelers to use)

What kills me the most is when these lower than life creatures pretend to be something they're not...posting quotes from Buddha or religious scripture in their profiles.

Maybe they think this is just a hobby for me?
Being a full time artist means I have to work hard to make a living and pay my bills just like everybody else.

So I'll leave you with this little reminder..... It's NOT okay to steal artwork..... and it's illegal.

Sending a big thank you to my peeps in Florida who brought this to my attention.

You know, the internet is so huge, but it's also a very small community and we artists look out for eachother.


  1. Oh sorry to hear you've had problems hun, i'm glad you found out though and it didn't carry on with you not knowing about it.
    Have you contacted the person? hopefully they have already stopped or will stop it soon.


    Micki x

  2. It seems to be happening a lot more these days. It's just good to know that there are people all over the globe looking out for artists.

    I've added the most recent offender to my "wall of shame" and will keep tabs on her.

    You know, it would have been a whole lot cheaper for her to pay to license my art than the legal ramifications of stealing it.

    ......some people

  3. Blech. I HATE this. It has happened to a handful of artists that I know. People are sick in the head. I am so glad you found out, I really hope people start learning their lesson, because this is a really frustrating and all to often issue.

    Your artwork is amazing Karen, and no one will ever be able to do it as good as you!