...I hope everyone is having a great day - I know I am feeling better and happier - yesterdays rant was something which I had to do I think, to clear my mind - the lovely Belinda Ross said something to that effect, "venting helps" and sure has helped me.
Please visit Marsha at http://tumblefishstudio.blogspot.com/ who is starting a campaign against copy-cats and has some great ideas - I also need to go there and show my support and will do so after I post this.
So far, my friends haven't been able to find the copied owl pendants and supply me with a link - thank you ladies for trying - most likely the culprit has deleted that listing and my mission was a success. I personally spent a few hours on etsy yesterday searching "owl pendants" pages and pages of beautiful owl pendants, but none that looked like mine...so in a way that is a blessing too.
I think there is something all of us on Bloggers can do to prevent copy-cats - I plan to put watermarks over all my painting pictures posted here - Michelle suggested this and its a great idea!!! Also, we are all familiar with each others artwork so the moment we come across a painting that looks too similar to someone elses, we should automatically copy the link and send it to the person whose artwork we think is being copied - that way that person can have a look and make a decision herself whether or not she will pursue it.
In a funny twist of fate - the owl painting in question "Dancing Owl" sold on eBay for me yesterday and I had to laugh - in a funny sad way, I am very happy to have sold this painting, the one that has started all this mess!
For now lovely ladies, that's it for me, I will return to painting in a few weeks time and will continue with all my friendships here on blogger - all the best to everyone, cheers Val