February 23, 2012

The right and wrong of Copyrights

I found this article today and I thought it was SO good I wanted to share it.  It's not new to me to be copied.  I have been blatantly copied and I have been used as "inspiration" (almost to the exact detail) but I think that as the creative community expands, it's important that we all educate ourselves with what is and what is not ok.

It's normal that when you are a newbie, you make mistakes.  And it has been argued and re-argued by many so I will let the article speak for itself.

All of my original designs are in fact copyrighted.  Now, you can tell yourself that it's okay to recreate my idea and use different colors or whatever, but you and I both know that you didn't come up with it.   In reality you're selling yourself short. There is no greater feeling than being woken up at night by a great idea and bringing it to fruition.  You should try it.  You'll never be tempted to take the easy way out again.  I promise!

My kiddies are away with their auntie and I am taking advantage and finishing up some orders.

I was happily greeted this morning by a package from UPS.  Its the little things that make a good day!

Here are a few pics of the happenings of the past few days:

Monday's brunch at Bare-Burger.

This is a paper-mache'd bear head.
They decorate the place with them as well as many other eco-friendly 
and environmentally conscious wares.  I was intrigued by
the neatness of whomever sealed the paper on. 
There were barely and seams.  

My just-because roses from hubby.  
They're over a week old and just as gorgeous. 
He really knows how to pick em!

Last night's perfect evening.  Pizza and beer while watching a few concerts we have.

And we topped it off with some Brooklyn Cupcakes for dessert.  Sigh.  So good!

May the rest of your week be filled with lots of SWEETNESS and love!