Every now and then I see 'my art' on someone else's social media page with no credit to me. Taking compliments for my work- instead of redirecting people- "Check out Georgiatoons @ whatever..." I have even seen people go so far as remove my name and enter in their own.
I very recently, saw one of my ideas almost re-drawn detail for detail with a few minor changes, the 'artist' took no credit (I guess not)- but 'the company' did for it's 'originality'.
At first I was in shock... slowly I felt a 'smile materialize across my face- like the Grinch, a pathetic attempt to steal my idea - without the talent - please.
I am owning it. I DID create it.
Did it get more 'likes' than mine? Yes. lol - more people. That's how it works.
It won't make me give up.
All it does is show me who is paying attention & trying to make attempts at being - ME.
Am I wrong? I am the only 'Georgia Toons.
Talent. Yes. I work hard. I paint EVERY day, all day- It is a skill like any other.
Go ahead, try. You can't steal my creativity or talent.
It is stealing and it means:
YOU LACK imagination & morals.
simply, you are a thief like every other petty thief, taking what does not belong to you.
***Print my artwork and sell my card ideas without my permission - Thief.
Re draw my idea with a few tweaks": Thief.
Re-use my work and take credit: Thief and someone will let me know sooner or later.
Take any work off this website without my permission to use.. thief.
It has me wondering about instagram - again to share or not to share.
My goal is to educate, hopefully make people smile & think.
It won't happen if I do not share.
I am in the process of working on a couple projects, out in time for next year. I finally feel- 'strong enough to focus on a few of these projects. Guaranteed to make every cannabis enthusiast smile. Never before seen ART. I paint all day - every day, you don't see 1/2. I'm getting better every day, ideas and painting- while thieves surf on line and seal others ideas. That is how it will always be.
I feel 'wonderful, elated, powerful & passionate when creating.
A Thief will never feel the same stealing.
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Back to painting..