Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Change is inevitable (when you have kids)

Okay, because I'm not producing as much art for public offering (yes, by "not as much" I mean "not at all"), I have taken it upon myself to introduce you to other things that bring you a sense of peace or at least the giggles.

My latest recommendation (which is a return favor from my therapist for recommending Regretsy to her) is Shit My Kids Ruined.

Oh, this better than doing ab crunches!

Invite Beauty,

I.

If you find the Buddha on a pendant...

Mystical Buddha in Blue, Soldered Pendant
by oliviamoon and Ivan Chan Studio

Photo by oliviamoon

I recently had the pleasure of being asked by Susan Pitts of oliviamoon (on Etsy) if we could collaborate on a piece of wearable art. 


Her respect for my work--which included asking permission to use my art--got us off on the right foot (as well as her patience--I've got a hectic schedule and it took a while for me to connect with her). 


Okay, here's my PSA (that's Public Service Announcement for those who don't know): 


It's more than a courtesy to ask an artist before using his or her work. Although it's actually a legal issue (copyright infringement and all that) with legal ramifications, what's really important is showing respect: respect for the imagination, creativity, work, finances, time, marketing, resources, history, and ultimately the person who made something special. 


PSA complete. (And just so you know, I started writing this post before hearing back from Susan about using her photograph of the pendant she created--but I'm asking and willing to replace the image. I just couldn't wait to post about it!)


Anyway, Susan loves Mystical Buddha and I have to say, it's a wonderful choice for a pendant that can be worn as either a necklace or key chain fob.


Please visit oliviamoon to check out the full details of this pendant, and of course, there's Ivan Chan Studio on Etsy, too, if you're interested in Mystical Buddha Little Beauties Art Cards and limited edition prints.


Invite Beauty,


I.