January 30th, 2004

Marie Masquerade

Hmmmm.....

Well, it looks like the copycat painting has been removed, well at least replaced with another, unrelated painting!

I really don't think that girl knows what she has done, she emailed me this:



"Hi

Have you ever seen how many copies of Van Gogh's, Dali's, Pollocks, etc are on Ebay by the way...?
That is not copyright infrigement, even if their families hold rights to their originals. I took the painting down , but I still think you should reconsider because if someone can copy a van gogh and sell it, then someone can copy one of your paintings too. It's not illegal. If it was, then ebay would have 3396 less paintings at the moment"

LOL! I don't know whether to laugh or cry - do most people really not know this much about copyright law? Expired copyrights? Public domain? Living artists? The depth of ignorance regarding the subject out there is darned scary sometimes.

It looks like she has a suggestion for the rest of you too: http://www.livejournal.com/users/jasminetoad/238335.html?thread=1721087#t1721087

Um, I'm just going to leave this one alone......
Marie Masquerade

Dreary day....

64 degrees and drizzling yuck. What happened to my 80 degrees and sunshine??? Come back!!!!

Getting ready to hit the Post Office and the bank. How fun!

Hehe, I should just post this every couple of days and it would pretty much be accurate:

""Paint--->computer---->post office---->bank---->fabulous vacation---->paint--->repeat ad nauseum""

Extreme fun mixed with extreme tedium, lol. Can't complain too much, that's pretty much what I go for.

This weekend I'm going to be working on some commissioned work! If you're reading this, Erika, Laura - it's okay with both of you if I work in front of the webcam, right? Just let me know!

I'll probably try to squeeze in some more originals too, I'd like to get some of that done before I go down to the Caribbean next week. Hopefully it won't be too drizzly down in the Keys, I want to get some good snorkeling in! Get some mermaid inspiration =)

I'll update with my webcam link when I start up painting. I've got to eat something first too.
Marie Masquerade

Some special pictures......

Click below to see some pictures you've asked for!

Hehe, several of you have asked about a commission I was working on awhile ago, and I've finally posted it online with permission from the client.

The other is mostly for you, gossamerfaery who asked me to post a photo of my big silly ears =P

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