Sunday, March 4, 2012

need your input, please

I hope you had a good day.  Lots of positive stuff, fun, and nothing but good news.  Everybody deserves more of those days.

I follow several newsletters via email about art biz, info, whatever's going on.  One is The latest post started out as what artist thought about how  is dealing with copyright laws.  Some folks are not giving the artist credit for their art (photos).  Well, to keep it short,  it's all confusing to me.  But when they mentioned they could sell my photos... I started paying attention.

My art isn't a hobby, so I do like to be paid.   You may have noticed that I've started leaving what they call a "watermark"  on my photos.  That's just for the internet.  I put the signature where I think it'll work the best,  but you can still see the art.  Nelda,
has been telling me to do it forever.  I'm lazy.  And I'm always in a hurry.  That's my excuse,  and I'm sticking with it.

Long story, almost shorter version...  Does the signature make you crazy?  Does it keep you from enjoying the photo/art?  Do you just hate it?  If you have the time,  please leave a commit. It would be appreciated.

Now, to more art journal progress....

 Now I need to do feet.  LOL  Yes,  I'm serious. ha...
 Not crazy about these dots.  I think I'm going to use Tulip Beads in a Bottle over them.  
In gold metallic, of course. 

These last two were doing a couple of years ago.  I like using advice I need to learn.  Messages.  Short silly stories is another thing I enjoy doing. 

I hope this inspires you to start an art journal, or new ideas for yours. 
Thank you for your interest in my art.  You are appreciated.  


Caroline Estes said...

I think the signiture is a great idea as I too have been guilty of swiping others' art on
Fb and not saying where it came from. By all means toot your horn like crazy. I LOVE your art!

PJ Hornberger said...

Thank you Caroline. I love tootin' my horn! ❤

Beth Parker said...

Hi PJ! *waving*

I have read Alyson's take on Pinterest, along with others and I pulled my own art down. Now, my concern is the trouble you can get in just for pinning the wrong art. I am also confused. I hear they are changing some things, to make it less dangerous, but I've stopped going for a bit.

On the watermark.... Yes, keep doing it and you are placing them well. In fact, I am trying to remember to do it, too. I am a little too impatient, but I'm trying. Great post, PJ!

PJ Hornberger said...

Beth, thanks so much for your input. Did I read some of those comments on Alyson's wrong? They kept saying Pinterest owned our photos and could sell them? Or that's what I thought they were saying. Thanks for your input on where my signature is. Alyson got carried away telling me where to put it. LOL I hope they fix it. I found Pinterest inspiring. But I don't want to infringe on someone's copyright.

Beth Parker said...

I understood it that way, too, PJ. Like they owned the rights to our art if we put it on there. Phyllis Dobbs had a lot of good info.... just enough to confuse me more.

PJ Hornberger said...

So glad someone else saw it. That's when I tried to pay attention, and got more confused. My is so long, but everyone is saying to put your URL on the photo. I would be advertistment... I may have to go back to I've changed it so many times, nobody knows who I am. LOL Me neither.
Thanks Beth, now I'm not crazy, or at least for today.And thanks for the link. I like her site. Lots of info. Alyson was rude about putting the wmark on the bottom corner. Insisting she would never agree to anything else. (it's called cranky) This other woman knows they'll crop it off. ❤

Beth Parker said...

I went to Estes Park, CO in 2009 to take a workshop from Alyson. I loved it and she was great! But... her way is not the only way. We have to do what we feel is right for us! :D