Monday, February 22, 2016

Cancer and DeadPool

I SO got this statement by Sarah Beth Lowe in her article on Salon  "We see Wade pack up his bags and take one last loving look at his girl Vanessa, and he says, “The worst part about cancer isn’t what it does to you, but what it does to everyone else in your life.” My shoulders stiffen, and I cast a glance at my friends, who don’t notice."

My husband did notice and asked if I wanted to leave the movie theatre  but I kept thinking I had to just face it.
The violence was well, ARG! but the rest, it was just brilliant and had me in stitches.
Only thing I would say differently from the  Salon Article is I don't reject the term survivor at all, I will WELCOME the label.

The Star Ryan Reynolds is urging women to check for breast cancer. I didn't find a lump. In fact I would never have known had I not gone for a 3D mammogram

Mr. Pickles Wins an Award

and I am chuffed as mintballs.
Not only did "Mr.Pickles Goes Hunting" sell and going to a lovely home, but it was juried  Second Place at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Member's Exhibit. Seriously what a blast. I got a beautiful ceramic award AND a cheque ♥ (THANK YOU ANON SPONSOR) AND my troll painting "memento mori" got an honorable mention. 

The Arts Council and their team, the sponsors and jurors, thank you ♥ 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

It's Still Life and Mr.Pickles Goes Hunting

 Nice to see Mr. Pickles getting much deserved attention wink! wink! 
Yellow Springs Art Council: It's Still Life
and thanks Pam Dillon, always a delight to talk to you, although we could barely talk for laughing. 

ps. cover image is by Carla Steiger whose images never cease to intrigue me and all pure photography (no photoshop). 

Friday, February 12, 2016

STOP stealing my photos

and yes I am going to use the word steal, because they took my images and are using them for profit,depriving me of any licencing,royalties,income from my OWN work.
Twice I have caught the SAME people REPOSTING the same images that were taken down via dmca notice in the past. 

The Etsy Seller
 who keeps selling my painting as an original vintage Damien Hirst Lithograph, forged signature included, and certificate of authenticity no less.
The Zazzle Seller

 using my scanned peacock feathers 

Trying to earn a living from our work in the creative profession seems to be fraught with problems as one photographer learned.

Photographer Harassed Online After Calling Out Pop Star for Stealing His Photo