Thursday, July 8, 2010

Presents from Papa (and a little rant)

When Papa came home from work last night he had a present for me.  A new dress!  I love it and it fits like a dream.  How did he know?  Well I might have dropped a hint-or two.  He is very good at reading between the lines and keeps a moleskin with him full of little notes about things I like/dislike/want, etc.  Isn't that sweet?  I give it the dress an approximate date of 1948-1952.  
Oh that reminds me last week while at the hotsprings he gave me this signed and numbered Angelique Houtkamp print.  Adorable.


I also would like to add that when I see sellers on Etsy who copy original art-especially tattooers, and sell it for their own profit with out any regard to the artist it REALLY burns me up.   It is talentless and stealing and I can't believe they aren't completely ashamed of themselves.  As wife of an artist I know how much time and energy goes into each piece of work.  If a piece inspires you, great.  If you want to paint in the same style, good for you.  But to flat out make copies, no, no.  I actually just saw a woman who has "original" Sailor Jerry paintings-she painted (like crap) and she put his signature on each one.  WTF?  Please do not purchase from them.
Okay I'll get off my soapbox.

Anyways...Isn't my new dress cute?

11 comments:

  1. That dress is so darling! It looks like it was made for you. Your hubby is such a good man.

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  2. Love the dress and the print is adorable.Totally agree about stealing art,not,not,NOT ok.

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  3. Wow it does fit you perfectly! Way to go Mav! You look just incredible Nichole.

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  4. Dress is divine..... stealing art is no different than stealing literature. You can't copy Shakespeare and pass it off as your own and art is the same!! NAUGHTY! xx Lucy

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  5. this dress is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Yes your dress is adorable. You look fantastic!
    As for the copy cats... losers. Boo!

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  7. love the dress very very cute! And totally agree re art, it gets me so cross!!

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  8. I am officially jealous! But happy for you, you look amazing! WW is really working for you!!

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  9. Awesome dress and you look fabulous!

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  10. Thanks all. The problem is I feel fabulous which translates to - not running and eating sticky buns for breakfast. Funny how that works.

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  11. Angeique Houtkamp says "Emulate don't Imitate" amen to original art from a true artist!

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