Firstly I just want to say I hope everyone has an amazing New Years Eve and have a wonderful 2011- I mean that from the bottom of my heart
I wish only the best for everyone and hope you all stay healthy, happy, and safe!
Today I am on my way to Queensland (Surfers Paradise) with my lovely sister and good friends for New Years, I am so excited at the chance to spend time with the people I love- I can't think of a better way to spend it
Now onto the serious stuff....
Recently, I have had a LOT of notes from people on deviantART asking to use my photographs on different websites, such as Gaiaonline or something to that name. A lot of people want to edit, publish, and basically use my work on these different websites. I have to be VERY forthright in saying that I put my heart, soul, and creativity into these photographs, and though I appreciate that others like it enough to want to use it- I am VERY upset that so many people would edit them when they are ALREADY finished products of my work- and they, in my eyes, are beautiful to me. Why should I allow anyone the right to do such an awful thing to my photos?
So I ask you Artists out there, be creative enough to MAKE YOUR OWN WORK. Don't use other peoples FINISHED products. My work is NOT STOCK!!! Please, I am asking you all to create your work like I have created mine, and so have other artists here on dA. I am so tired of finding my work stolen or edited on different websites, it is astonishing. I have no problem with my work being on Tumblr (if they are the originals), or on blogs (with me credited), but I will refuse anyone permission to just "take" my work with a simple click of a button. CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE PIECE OF WORK PLEASE. This is an ART site, so be creative in your own way.
I have spent hours taking photographs, editing and overall- putting all my heart into my work. So please, do the same.
Thank you for reading, and I wish you all the very best on your creative endeavours.