tips for aspiring artists

#27  It is never appropriate to steal someone else’s work.  It does not matter how well you know the artist.  You should always give credit where it is due.  For one day perhaps you, too, will create work that is worth stealing.  If that day comes, I do not wish any theft upon you.  Rather, I hope you are able to fully appreciate your work in a way that makes you protective of it.  Then you will understand the disrespect felt when your work is taken without permission.  I pray that wisdom comes easily to you, my dear Artist-to-be; the start of your career is no time to make enemies.

5 thoughts on “tips for aspiring artists

  1. What if I think I’m a better photographer then you, and just “touch-up” one of your photos and post it on my web site? That’s ok, right? I mean I could still sort-of-give you credit for it. Then it’s ok, right?

  2. Not too long ago, someone took the free crochet patterns I had designed and posted on the web for people to make things from and was selling pdf files of my free patterns on eBay. Without any sort of reference to me whatsoever.

    I brought all the rage of the crafty community down on their head and they disappeared…but I’m still mad.

  3. Also they were hotlinking to my own pictures of the final product on my website for their auction. So we replaced the address with a picture that said THIS IS A STOLEN PATTERN AVAILABLE FOR FREE HERE:

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tips for aspiring artists

#27  It is never appropriate to steal someone else’s work.  It does not matter how well you know the artist.  You should always give credit where it is due.  For one day perhaps you, too, will create work that is worth stealing.  If that day comes, I do not wish any theft upon you.  Rather, I hope you are able to fully appreciate your work in a way that makes you protective of it.  Then you will understand the disrespect felt when your work is taken without permission.  I pray that wisdom comes easily to you, my dear Artist-to-be; the start of your career is no time to make enemies.

5 thoughts on “tips for aspiring artists

  1. What if I think I’m a better photographer then you, and just “touch-up” one of your photos and post it on my web site? That’s ok, right? I mean I could still sort-of-give you credit for it. Then it’s ok, right?

  2. Not too long ago, someone took the free crochet patterns I had designed and posted on the web for people to make things from and was selling pdf files of my free patterns on eBay. Without any sort of reference to me whatsoever.

    I brought all the rage of the crafty community down on their head and they disappeared…but I’m still mad.

  3. Also they were hotlinking to my own pictures of the final product on my website for their auction. So we replaced the address with a picture that said THIS IS A STOLEN PATTERN AVAILABLE FOR FREE HERE:

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