Saturday, July 7, 2012

So it's like this...


Waterlilies necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

The never ending saga of copyright infringement is getting to be quite tedious to me, it feels like very day another copy of my work pops up and while I suppose some would consider that flattering, I feel it's somewhat disrespectful of the hard work I put into every design to make it uniquely mine. Goodness knows that I enjoy sharing my work with my students, I always make it a point to teach them exactly what they want, every detail and tip I can think of,- there's nothing intimidating about that, quite the contrary, it's is my firm belief, and always has been, that each and every one of us have our own artistic fingerprint that we leave on our work, that has nothing to do with technique or design as such, I know that I can spot my favorite bead artists work a mile away just from the little details that make it theirs...Having said all that, lately a rather disturbing trend has come to my attention. Now it seems that copying my work is TOO much efford and therefore, why not simply copy my pictures of my work and claim it as their own?! I can't even begin to imagine what make people do something like that, especially in our tight knit beading community where everyone knows everyone and their work..but alas, it is a fact that these things happen and as a consequense of that, I have had to resort to numerous IRRITATING hours figuring out how to watermark my pictures. Duh. One should think this would be an easy task, but noooo....otherwise computer savy, I hit a wall when it comes to anything graphic. Also the reason I don't yet sell tutorials...but here's my first attempt! Looks pretty good, no?! :D:D Rant over. ♥

4 comments:

KipperCat said...

That really stinks! It's hard to believe anyone would be so brazen. I'm sorry you have to deal with it.

I want to add that I've long admired your work. Your designs are beautiful. I still don't get why anyone would want to claim another's work...

lynsey said...

Water mark looks great.
Unfortunately I know copying goes on, but I am in shock that some one would actually steal your photos and use them as their own, what Cheek!!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

La Perla Benatta said...

Wunderschön. Gratulation.