Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday

Hello Friday! No, I don't have anything good to show you today either. I did manage to stay on task much of the day. I got a pair of earrings and a couple of bracelets remade and listed, but much of the day was lost to schooling and the TV tech that was called out to fix our reception. I know there is much vile reserved for AT&T, but seriously their Uverse customer is top notch. I can schedule everything from my television for the next day without talking to a single human before they arrive and they robo call in advance to confirm everything. It's a beautiful thing, but the appointments always take forever. Yes, I realize that is probably a good thing, thorough and whatnot.

So to change the subject, later in the evening I was doing a tatting search on etsy. Yes, I'm little on edge after the last discovery. Yet again, I run across a piece made with another of my designs. The seller was politely contacted and without excuse removed the listing. The swiftness with which these recent incidents have been resolved does give me hope that they were merely done without thought and were not malicious in any way so I will continue to react in a calm, rational way. Though I did go ahead and post a short little rant on my facebook page. What is interesting about both these incidents is that the patterns used are not posted anywhere. That means that they were copied from pictures which does concern me. I've always liked to post big, clear pictures and I really need to in order to encourage buyers, but maybe I ought not... oh how I hate having to second guess myself. Onward and upward though, it was resolved pleasantly enough, I should not dwell.

I do still have a couple of pieces left on the to-do list that I will get to today. Then as soon as my thread order arrives, hopefully this weekend, it's a custom mask. Between those two events though I'm hoping to get to at least one of my reproduction ideas and see if it can work at all. And just because I have no tatting to share, here's another kitty picture for you. Have a great weekend all.

4 comments:

RLR said...

How about publishing a book of your patterns? I'd really enjoy one!

that_rat said...

Give the picture some shoulders and you have business cat. Might see what reddit can do about that...

Anika said...

I also think you should publish your patterns. You do beautiful work. I'd buy a copy!

That's awful that people keep putting your patterns up. Good that most respect your wishes though.

Lovely kitty! ^_^

Jeff Hamilton said...

I'm glad you mentioned the size of your photos on Etsy. Probably can't reduce the size too much though. There may not be much you can do anyway. Any tatter skilled enough to tat from diagrams can certainly tat from an existing item, counting the stitches. Maybe putting a copyright notice on the photos "Pattern Copyright TotusMel. No Duplication", something like that. Love your work.