I just finished putting away the Christmas tree and clearing off the mantel. A new love for us is making some terrariums. An assortment of them in different sizes will live on the mantel. I’m so happy to see these coming back into favor. There isn’t anything quite like green plants to cheer up a bad mood and make a room feel welcoming and inviting. We purchased some mosses before we went for a walk in the state park where I found a few on the ground and growing on fallen limbs. They greened up nicely overnight in a closed clear jar.
We just returned to Arkansas from Illinois where we were visiting my dad. I can usually catch someone’s open internet while we are there and this visit was no exception. My dad had a question about a couple of things so I was looking up answers for him. From there I took a few minutes to search my name and my blog’s name to see what is new.
I expected to find some stolen images which is something we all experience if we have a blog. I was fortunate that most of them were clickable back to the blog, but then there may be others out there I don’t know how to find. I was unhappy about finding an unfinished piece on Pinterest. I really wish people would ask before doing this. I have a small copyright notice on the blog but obviously it is ignored. It was even more upsetting to know that other quilt artists were doing this. Maybe I’m different, but I don’t find it flattering when you don’t ask permission.
There are some exhibits and shows that don’t allow your work to be shown any place but your OWN blog. It is disqualified if it is all over the net. So, this unfinished piece that I had planned on entering into some shows won’t be able to be entered because someone saw fit to steal my image without asking permission.
I don’t know how this is going to affect what I post here. For sure there won’t be anything but partial shots of anything. The only pieces that will have full images will be ones that either are for sale or have already been sold. At least until I know how to enter code that stops copying, that will be the rule I have to follow.