Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Strawberry Girl: paint and embroidery

WIP: oil on canvas, embroidery thread

I decided to cut up an old painting and play with it. I've always liked this painting but didn't know what to do with it until now. Doing couching stitch on oil painted canvas isn't easy, but I like the effect. I also added white eyelashes on one eye.


Note on Copyright from U.S. Copyright Office
copyright is automatic

"Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed."
Copyright Do's and Don'ts for Crafters

I mention this because there is some confusion in the craft world in regards to copyright. I can understand why. Here is the conundrum: an embroidery pattern is copyrighted, HOWEVER here is the dodgy part (from Tabberone's) and why knowing about it is important. You can use a copyrighted pattern you have purchased to create your own work for personal use or for sale, but you cannot publish the pattern or make minor alterations and claim it as your own.

4 comments:

Art said...

I love the idea of embriodering oils. Very cool :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks Art :)

Cat-in-a-Box said...

I really like this piece... it draws me in. The couching stich looks hard enough to do on it's own, let alone on canvas!!!

deb said...

I love the title of this post, Christine - the strawberry girl by Siouxsie and the banshees is right up there on my all time favorite songs... and she looks that way, your embroidered girl a banana split girl disintegrating...