The internet is a dangerous place and I am very unhappy to announce that my second best-selling print was hijacked from a site and put on another site where people can download it for free. So far, there have been 290 downloads and I am one outraged artist! I sent a cease and desist email and it was returned to me so I am looking into other avenues of action. I live to paint but I do not work for free.
On a lighter note I am pleased to sell prints as postcards of Sweet Pea in The Morning to a great Nebraska patron. This is one of my favorite Blue Ridge Parkway paintings of a scene at Rock Castle Gorge. I used to tease my naturalist husband, Clyde Kessler, that he should have a mail box at this sight. This is one of his main birding and butterfly locations and he has led many hawk watches there.
A few weeks ago we discovered that we had a mouse in the kitchen leaving lots of calling cards on the counters and drawers. My husband decided to order a Have a Heart mousetrap so he could take it somewhere else rather than killing it.
He called me up about all the options. After a long list I asked him if he would like me to see if I could find the mouse, hold it up to the computer screen, and see which one it liked best. His reply was to ask the mouse if it could do a better job than our wireless one and we would hire it. A little mouse humor to brighten an artist with a serious copyright infringement to contend with.
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Also, look for my drawing Reaching Out on The Mindy Project. It was visible on a hilarious episode called The Wedding Crushers!