...my obsession with shiny sharp sensuous things... mostly things glass, metal & stone... I'm susan barton and this my twisted perspective of life as an artist... my bead neurosis with all the entrails... I also love to 'feature' bead artists and their work. I gain a perverse sense of satisfaction knowing others have this affliction as well...
a few days ago i received a call letting me know that my name didn't come up in the lottery for a master class at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee. this morning i received another call stating that there was an opening and would i like a seat in the class? huh? in my morning stupor i think i said, yes! a three day class with Alan Revere, very happy!
i've been very productive as of late but i won't share as to why right now ;) it feels good to be working with more metal and less beads. this is a new necklace i will be listing tonight.
i usually attend the bead and button show every year. this year there are three master classes that run for 3 days at the beginning of the show. Alan Revere is a goldsmith, he has the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts and is one the the master class teachers. all students are chosen by a lottery, unfortunately i lost the lottery. i still plan to attend classes and the show. my main goal is to purchase as many lapidary stones from Gary B Wilson as possible!
yes, the polyvore monster is everywhere! a flickr site with updates.
looking back on some of my posts i found one from 01/27/2008 about this very same issue. one year ago artists on etsy were shocked to find their work on a fashion collage site. many of the works were cited but one year later the desecrated fine art work of many of the same artists were not cited and still being used.
with all due respect, i will give you the official blog of polyvore. the blog seems to become very proactive regarding copyrights ONLY after artists contact the site regarding their stolen images. very thoughtful of them.
polyvore. once again etsy artists have found their work on a site where the members create collages from images taken from the internet and use them in their own 'work' often citing the web address from where the images were taken and or were stolen. this is the link, polyvore to that page where it lists all images taken from etsy. if you find your photos or find another artist's photo of their work on these 39 pages of images please go to this thread on etsy to let others know about it. i have writen before about this site, it's incredibly sad to see artist's work desecrated this way. more to come.