Good Monday! Hope all is well with everyone. I had promised to post some links for ya’ll and didn’t have the time last week. For someone who doesn’t work, I sure am busy! But, that’s okay. I’ll have plenty of time to rest when I’m down. LOL
If you are familiar with DeviantArt, you may know that this is a community of artists who protect their rights rather strenuously. They deserve that much. So, when one Chad Love Lieberman was revealed as having been selling other folks’ art, you can just imagine the caustic effect. This isn’t just a piece or two. This guy stole hundreds of pieces of art, removed the artist’s markings, claimed them as his own and sold them in an online art site, Art4Love. The site is no longer active, obviously, but, the damage is done. Rather than try to give you all the details, the best thing is to read about it yourself. In particular, go to Alexiuss’ page, click on the image to enlarge it and read about this dog! He even committed plagiarism of written pieces as well!
Can you believe someone could have the audacity?! Did he not think he’d ever be revealed as the thief he is? The DA community is abuzz with folks trying to find out if they were victims, or not. Fortunately, one wise member had the presence of mind to take screenshots of every one of the pages at Art4Love. From those, a list has been compiled and they are searching out the artists whose work was there. Art4Love is a Fraud is a website that has popped up as a result of this guy’s actions. They have a listing of the art and artists, where possible, so, anyone who is in doubt can go check to see if they were victims. A class action law suit is no doubt in order, but, it will take time. If you have a DA account and believe you may have been a target, go see the lists. Rights are something we take for granted. When someone infringes on our rights it is disgusting! For that someone to gain monetarily from that infringement is down right mean!
I do have one link I’d like to share here. If you are a butterfly nut, as am I, you’ll appreciate this site. ‘The Butterfly Website’ is just that. A site for all things butterfly. I stumbled across it searching for clip-art, which there are quite a few. There are articles on everything related to the little fluttering fauna, as well as, photos galore. There are guides to draw butterflies to one’s garden, activities for children and links to other sites and places that know their butterflies. I found it quite enjoyable myself. You may, also.
One more and I’ll stop. LOL I love flowers – any kind, any color! So, when one of my fave digi-designers, Karen, from Karen’s Scrap and Graphics, introduced her mom, I was absolutely delighted! The flowers are painted with PSP and they are gorgeous! Pat’s Flora and Fauna is the lady’s blog. She has been giving away free samples of these beautiful buds. Go check it out! Pat sells them in Karen’s store, so, you may want to check it out, too. They’re worth it!
That will have to do for today. I want to get the next two parts to the monthly collab with Miss Edna posted for you. Last week we gave away QP’s. This week we are giving away scrapbooking elements for you to design your own layouts. Below are previews. Though they depict the elements and papers separately, each download is a mix. Today, you get Pts. 3 and 4. Don’t forget to come back next week for the rest of this fun kit, “Chicken Anyone?”
And, don’t forget to visit Miss Edna’s Place for her two parts:
I’m giving Minus.com a try with this set of downloads. They recently upped their file size max, up to 2 gigs per upload, so, they can accommodate this sort of download. There is a limit of 10 gigs per account for the free one. Give them a try! If you have any issues at all, please let me know. I don’t anticipate any, but, just in case.
That will do it for today. If I can, I will post more links for you this week. I hope to! Until next time…