It’s currently 26°f and snowing heavily. It looks like it’s pretty much the same all week. So naturally I’m thinking of spring and warmer temps (not summer…let’s not be crazy, I still hate the heat!) My recent paintings reflect my want for the warmth, so enjoy some cats looking forward to spring! Most are still available for sale in my Zibbet Shop! Click a photo to be taken there. ❤
I don’t know why people do it, why they always try to rationalize or make themselves innocent victims when they’re caught stealing art and passing it off as their own. The person who submitted the sailor cat to a design contest online for a French boutique contacted me via my Facebook page today. It’s been…interesting and honestly rather amusing. I’m going to share her reasoning? I’m not sure if that’s the right word. I am not going to hide her name, as I didn’t with the other Flavia (what is it with this name and stealing my art?) Below is the conversation that transpired. Yes I was really snarky, and I responded before my first cup of coffee, but yeah.
If only I would have had my cup of coffee prior to responding, I would have inserted the fact that I am a U.S. Navy veteran and that IS A HUGE inspiration in my artwork. I love painting sailor cats. But my biggest influence was always my Puddy cat! ❤
I will never understand the information they always tell me. “I’m a single mom, I am not trying to hurt anyone…I’m a good person.” “I have 37 years old and two degrees…” What? :thinkingemoji: What does that have to do with anything? If you have 14 years in the fashion (???) industry and two degrees, then maybe you should know better?
Anyway, that’s enough of this. I received an email from the company that ran the contest and they’re sorting it out on their end. But this is a daily occurrence and I just have to pick and choose what and who I go after, because it takes so much of my time and is extremely frustrating. Hell just today as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed I came upon this advertisement. It’s never-ending…
Wow, when you win a contest worth 3,000 Euros, but you didn’t actually. Someone entered your design for themselves…and won. Sigh. I’ve messaged the design shop Petit Bateau, to alert them that the design is mine and not authorized…and that they probably shouldn’t pay the “winner.”
How sad for actual artists who entered this competition, to find out they were beaten by someone using art that wasn’t their own. I’d be FUMING mad if I had participated in this contest and found out as Charlotte, who found my art quickly after searching “sailor cat” to find out more about the winning entry. You can see her message to me below.
I’ll keep you updated when/if I hear back from this clothing line.