Monday, August 12, 2013

Trusting your Muse

In the Tag "The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. " Frida Kahlo

That's how I feel! Like the eye in my sketchbook lol! all googly eyed! Not sure what the heck I am doing or why. I am stuck on wool and knitting, and bits and bobs, and sloooooooooowly starting two dolls for the JafaGirl Doll Show in June. Sometimes I think she just wants to be a bitch and mess with my head. My muse must have a reason for all this, but for the life of me I can't figure it out LOL!
But maybe I shouldn't try, think too much can be dangerous you know.

As for marketing, oh piffle! I say at the beginning of the year to heck with it and what happens, everything I seem to be doing fits with marketing. Never say never, huh! Linda Blondheim at Art Notes said to think of it in terms of connecting to the public. If there is one thing I do enjoy is connecting to the public either by sharing little bits of free art, or talking to people. Hanging around the KnitKnot tree is a blast and if I could I would build a little tree house and move in.THANKYOU

Chilling Effects on WHO?

Some of my DCMA complaints are now publicly listed on Chilling Effects Clearinghouse  (google removed all but  one of my images from the infringing spammy sites that is listed on CE). However one site seems to continue getting away with some very questionable behaviour.  Basically what this site does is grab your images and when you click on each image source/search it opens other windows to a variety of advertizing sites or porn sites.  I believe they call it Black Hate SEO, oops freudian slip, err I mean Black Hat SEO ;)  Not only did it grab my images it actually attached by blog url address to their url address.

Image of # 9 listed below
Hovering over search it shows a link to Amazon, except it's NOT Amazon every time, wink! wink! nudge! nudge! if you know what I mean! and they also advertize linkbucks.
The first image is an oil on wood from a  blog entry I did in 2010. When you do an image search for it now on google search there's a notice at the bottom of the page stating it has been removed due to copyright and you can read the complaint at Chilling Effects.

 So THANK YOU Chilling Effects for sharing how our images are being exploited by spammy for profit sites that continue to operate freely.
despite google stating Chilling effects redacts your private contact info I saw  my private email address published on their site?????

Some people think public display of dmca notices helps discourage false dmca notices and attempt to silence free speech,  and others have a different view such as VoxieIndie who asks what Chilling Effects Real Agenda is?  This article states Chilling Effects defends free speech.
Then there is this article
The Chilling Effect of Copyright Infringement asks What about the Free Speech of Copyright Owners?

Google Penalizes Your Site but those that Stole your content Will Rank Above You.

 Meanwhile in the News
Stalked for Protecting Copyright
Why BuzzFeed had to pay Dan Catt
Ebay thief selling copyrighted images

Here is a run down of each infringing site listed on CE. Most sites provided no means to contact them and request removal of image so I had to resort to filing a DMCA
sorry but not willing to provide links that will just give them traffic.

So what does it mean being listed on their database? Heck if I know. 

As for the copyright image at the top of the post, the biggest irony is it will probably end up on one of the spammy blog/websites listed above.
Nowt much one can do about them, (although google does keep asking us to report infringements, spam etc) unless one wants to spend the rest of their life playing dmca whack a mole.

Never did like that game.

Oh dear, I read this
When a major company and search engines give you a hard time about removing what are clearly splog, spam websites, and legitimate dmca complaints then there is no hope.

A special thanks to my attorney Emily Danchuk who helped resolve a copyright issue and yes, I got paid. If you need a copyright attorney then I highly recommend her. 
Her contact info is located here.

Friday, August 09, 2013

how to Paint Clouds

Dear Visitor
Thank you for visiting my blog and my apologies.
 Unfortunately due to the continued infringement, mining and exploitation of my images by individuals, spammers and companies I no longer have the incentive to show images on my blog.

"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Last Sunday's drive and the big fluffy clouds in the blue skies of Ohio were phenomenal.
There is a reason I NEVER leave home without my camera and this is it, I was in awe.
Some people scoff at Bob Ross but I have fond memories of my daughter and I  sitting down to watch his show.  I still enjoy seeing how he paints happy clouds

Cloud Study 1821 by Constable

You're reading art by corrine bayraktaroglu originally posted on Jafabrit's Art. 
Thank you for dropping by.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

REPOST: Knickers in Trees and Death in Art

I love Carol Hummel's sense of humour."Down Under"

KnitKnot Tree
before it snowed I took this pic and just LOVE the reflections of the branches on the car window.

I am quite obsessed with reflections, one of many obsessions we have as artists eh!

Talking about Obsessions
artsWOM had a blog entry about people having an obsession with death in art. I am thinking yea! along with pain, happiness, flowers, landscapes, faces, still life's, dolls, colours, naked women, naked men, swirly globby delish brushstrokes, horses,knitted trees lol!
I don't really see that death in art should necessarily signify being fixated on it and morbid (that is a western view perhaps). Like a lot of things that artists depict it is part of the human experience and given as much or as little attention as any other subject that fascinates artists.

Where are all the Famous Women Artists?
Since this is women's history month here is a painting called "Judith Slaying Holofernes" by
Artemisia Gentileschi , a famous artist in her day.
Artemisias comments about the painting (some argue it was motivated by revenge due to being raped, some say not).
Could it not be argued that depictions of death in art can often be about something else, a metaphor rather than just a fixation on death itself?

I Love Art BUT

Dear Visitor
Thank you for visiting my blog and my apologies.
 Unfortunately due to the continued infringement, mining and exploitation of my images by individuals, spammers and companies I no longer have the incentive to show images on my blog.

getting burned with all the copyright abuse, spam scrapers,and re-bloggers, plus the painful conversations about recent events in our village has it's consequences and I find I want to be less and less online or share much of my art, BUT here I am.

Despite my current need to crawl into the quiet obscurity of my studio, I can't NOT talk about art on my blog :) So here I want to share an excellent series by Simon Schama's 
Power of Art episode about Rembrandt

You're reading art by corrine bayraktaroglu originally posted on Jafabrit's Art. 
Thank you for dropping by.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Irregularity of Stitch

There is something about the imperfections and irregularity of embroidery stitches that so appeals to me
 perhaps for the same reason I love the texture of oil paintings, it's that human touch. I am loving sneaking in metallic embroidery thread just for that glint of shimmer that catches the eye.
The weather Sunday morning was GLORIOUS and I started the day stitching in the Gazebo.
Exploring the art of goldwork and use of metallic embroidery threads on the internet I came across this  charming painting of a girl wearing a goldwork embroidery dress
Public Domain Image courtesy of Wiki/Brooklyn Museum

Doña María de la Luz Padilla y (Gómez de) Cervantes - Nicolás Enríquez

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Blog Tweet: Sitting by Ellis Pond

I made a flask of tea and biked to Ellis Pond. Yes, I took a real cup ;) It's a lovely bike ride and you can see some of it on the 
Mybiketrails  video of the same route I took to get to Ellis Park.

The Call of Solitude

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Friday, August 02, 2013

Vintage Scissors

I visited a new vintage retro shop in town, Atomic Fox, and picked up a really cool pair of vintage scissors. They are made in the usa and called "eversharp" and can be found on sale in quite a few places online.