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Art of Jewelry - Taki Sanati
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Would you ask your local bakery...(long rant)

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 20, 2015, 7:59 AM


- OMG that bread looks delicious and those pies, a dream!!! Baker can I have them for free?  I admire the way you baked them and if people come to my house and I serve your glorious pastries I will not forget to mention it came from you baker because you are the best baker I know!   I actually want all that is in your shop today, I have a huge party and imagine the publicity you will get dear baker, me serving all your stuff!  You lucky devil, that you have people like me who really appreciate your creations so much!

No!   Simply because people KNOW no baker would fall for it!

But us artists??? OMG of course!!! Art is out there and we can serve ourselves right!
Who cares if someone has to put in a hundred hours to make it and years of heavy training before that.
Nobody! 

And then, of the two categories of people who want your art for free frankly i do not know which ones are worst (and popular crayon may not be so popular writing this but i need to get this rant off my chest anyway!)

first comes the thieves : Of course we all despise the thieves, that is a clear category, nobody likes a thief and people cry hue and hold about thieves

but i do not know how to deal with the other category, the ones who ask nicely.
Can i have your art for free, to use for this and that and of course nobody can ever pay.  They may be ashamed to ask for a little pie at the bakery but art, oh no, the more the merrier!

Then what do you say as an artist to the category number two people?  Because they tell you, look, I am a sweet person i do not steal so can i have it for free, I did not steal, right?  And THAT is what is supposed to make you happy? 

So what do you reply to requests of that ilk that come in your mailbox frequently? I for one never know.   If i flatly refuse I feel like a dispicable ogre and if i say yes I feel like I let people cut pieces out of my flesh  for free and believe me neither options feel good.

So I think that people with meagre revenues who adore your art should at least have the decency to propose you a little something, a year's sub, buying prints of what you are going to use,  or at least SOMETHING.   A starving artist might be happy with that already and feel generous and grant you the permission but most of all feel appreciated somehow and not merely taken advantage off.

End of rant, god bless you all during the holidays

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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and may 2016 be a wonderful and inspirational year for you.

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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you honey, you too, omg i am so behind but better late than never, love you
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Late is never a problem :)  At the moment I have 6,924 notifications, replies and notificiations to read and reply to..............no hope of ever catching up no matter how hard I try :(
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ManFromAbora Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have a great Christmas!
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, you too my friend of the first hour
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :heart:
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:iconfoxyfavplz::iconbedanker:'s sweetie! :heart:
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DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery is fantastic!
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for your nice words
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DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :)
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NIKON-AJ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   Photographer
You will do it and it will be great!

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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much
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NIKON-AJ Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015   Photographer
My pleasure, Prego Bella
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Angelis1911 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey sweetie.I found your work,yet again,on a website.I didn't think you authorized it so I thought I'd pass the link to it onto you.I'm sure they'll remove it for you.Have a good week my dear,ttys.

The link----- wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i…

If it don't work,you can always paste it into your browser to get to it.

P.S. You got credit for it regardless.Named after your screen name here on DA.The person goes by "darkness".

Hugs From Me To You by LOVEMAYU  
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you i have written them
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