i won’t wrath and moan about pinterest too much, because
1. i think i’m all whinged out on the subject
2. my issues are mostly resolved
i didn’t think there was much i could do to stop my work being pinned on there so i’ve been watermarking all photos of my work and mostly *brainskimming* about where they end up.
due to my obsessive nature, however, i couldn’t help peeking from time to time.
most times the initial pins are “fine”, like, used in collections of nice things (flattering), and sometimes i was even credited as the designer (polite). but following the trail of repins… tags get changed and my work ends up in ‘how to’ or ‘diy’ boards amongst patterns and tutorials… and pinned again for other people to copy… *sad*
when i started blogging, i never intended to write about my sewings. but my life only consists of that and house renovations so it was inevitable. i did put a thing, but i guess nobody bothered to read it *sad*
anyway! last weekend i saw horrible, anger-making things. i tried to be polite when i asked the person to remove my work – but was met with ignorance & so rude!
i decided i would simply never blog again.
but then i was like, no. fuck that.
so i’ve been dealing with someone at pinterest throughout the week – to be fair they’ve been quite helpful – getting my stuff taken down.
it’s been time consuming and navigating this stuff was not easy for a simple brain’d person like me… but it’s been educational too, and i won’t be apathetic about pursuing it in future if it happens again.
in summary: PLEASE do not pin my work. seriously, i have a nosebleed from this.
so what i ACTUALLY wanted to blog about was my inspirations. and now that i feel free to use my own images of my own work on my own blog again, i will show you!
it’s featured in a few pieces of my work now – it’s such a lovely shape to draw.
i have bird feeders hanging off the lower branches so robins, tits, finches and squirrel-birds hang out there.
but you know what, right? that tree is just too damn big for my narrow little garden.
last summer it shade-canopied across the whole thing, and it’s not like we had loads of sunshine anyway. so in autumn, i butchered it.
but you know what, right? i’m so damn short that even on my handy work platform, i could only butcher the lowest branches.
now it looks like this
^ not so picturesque :(
…inspired by my outside views.
there are rolling green frost covered hills behind my house. lots of cute stone cottages, with grey slate roofs, sash windows and wooden doors…