Jul 20, 2009

Issue Resolved!

Hallelujah! My copycat, which I now feel bad calling that, contacted me today with an apology and the work was removed from the site. Yay! Yay! Yay!

I have started a new flickr group - my first. I'm not sure how this is gonna go but it is worth a try. It may get tweeked as it evolves. Be sure to give me feedback and suggestions. Here it is Stop Art Piracy Campaign Project I don't have a group icon yet, nor my own first piece designed but hope to do that soon. It's not an easy theme to work with, I know! But, the first five people to upload work to this site get a prize! You'll get a set of pure authentic ephemera from me! You don't have any limitations except to include some kind of text about being responsible with the images people use in their art.

And for now, I've decided to host a blog campaign on September 19, which also happens to be Talk Like a Pirate Day so it should be easy to remember and work with. I'll try my very best to come up with some piratey images you can use. If you have any you're willing to share, let me know! And think about if you'd like to participate by sharing a blog post/artwork on our art piracy theme that day.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TIME, STORIES, SUPPORT AND IDEAS THE LAST FEW DAYS. YOU ARE HELPING MORE THAN JUST ME - I'VE HAD OTHERS CONTACT ME ABOUT HOW YOUR FEEDBACK AND UNDERSTANDING HAS HELPED THEM THROUGH THEIR SIMILAR ORDEAL TOO.

And here's the big finish for today . . . LET'S MOVE ON FROM THIS POSITIVELY! I've been a little consumed by all of this so I am off to clear my head and get some work done. Enjoy the day and have a great week!

13 comments:

barefootchef said...

So glad to see there is a resolution! Big hip-hip-hooray for you! Now lets see if I can find the site you set up...

Lori Saul said...

Sorry to hear you have had to go through this- I just got caught up on your past posts - and am glad to hear you have some closure with a new avenue that has opened up!Funny how good things can come from bad experiences. I shall look for your new site! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!

Terri Kahrs said...

Woo-Hoo! I LOVE positive resolutions - and your new site - AND Pirate Day! Amen!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

justagirl said...

I am pleased that this has all gotten sorted out for you. Your flickr group sounds interesting.

sherry lee said...

I'm glad that this story has a positive ending...you have had your mind put at ease with an apology and the artwork removed. The person who did this has learned something. You reached out and a group of people came together with ideas and thoughts that helped not only you, but others...and you've taken steps to create further awareness. I think the entire experience was one you were meant to go through and I applaud the positive way you have handled this. Enjoy your evening and the rest of the week!

WildGoose said...

Talk like a Pirate day?AAAARRRRGHHH!HAH!Like that one!See you around then!

WildGoose said...

Tumble Fish, I"ve linked back to your blog to help spread awareness of the issue on anyone who happens by my blog-'yaneverknow,eh?-on my blog posting for July 21; and told 'em about TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

Cheers,
Chris/WildGoose

Marit said...

I'm glad you worked it out, and feeling positive now! I don't have a flickr account so I'll think about joining your group, but WAY TO GO MARSHA!!!!!!!

WingingIt said...

i am so glad you have found a solution and are sharing that solution with others...the flickr idea is great...i have no knowledge of that world at all....put it on my to do list??? perhaps..your artwork makes me smile...thank you for leading me through the process of success!!!

aliceinparis said...

Hooray! When you've got lemons, make lemonade, when you've got pirates....turn it into a party.
Love your early pieces too.

Stacey said...

Yay! So happy to read that things have been resolved. Hope you're feeling better and can get back to creating more awesome pieces! Love your work :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog too and for the congrats :) I really appreciate it!

Have a great week! ~Stacey

Kim Mailhot said...

Hey Marsha ! Love that you got things resolved and that you managed to keep things positive and encourage solutions to the problem too ! Great job serving your blogland/artist community, Sister !
Cheers and keep up the good stuff !
Love Kim

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I'm here because I saw the link on WildGoose's blog. I'm reading to find out what happened...