Wednesday, November 2, 2005
You always hear about people stealing other people's artwork and intellectual property but you never think it will happen to you. Well, it did. I received a phone call last week from a Corgi loving friend and art collector who always watches for new pieces. She saw 'a set of four Christmas Corgi collectible plates' in the UK on Ebay all with my original paintings on them. Gee whiz, the paint on one of them was barely dry. These guys work fast. I contacted Ebay's Vero program and PayPal right away to make them aware. They did pull his listings, but it still is a very hurtful thing to be stolen from. Through some artists' lists I belong to, I found out that this has happened to a few of my fellow artists as well. EBSQ, my artist's website (they are wonderful) are aware of the problem and are working on ways to prevent this from happening the next time they update their site. If you are ever unsure of buying something that has my artwork on it, don't hesitate to ask me! All of my artwork is either sold by me personally or through CafePress or on occasion at a Corgi specialty, and I am usually there!