Monday, October 26, 2009

Holiday Goodness!

Hello everyone! This week I'll be adding a lot of cool and pretty items to my Etsy shop.
One in which are these adorable little mini art ornaments. They are simply perfect all year for art to adorn your wall. Then during holiday time, place them on your tree.
So keep a look out:) Have a great day! Marnie V.

Friday, October 16, 2009

It Finally Happened to Me!

Well, it happened. I just found out yesterday by a fellow artist who was also copied that my art was being sold on another website. Not only was she taking my design, but the idiot actually forgot to photoshop out my signiture from the photo she stole from me. Do you see it here..."the Ballad of Sir Lucky Lion"...that's mine. Straight from my own website J.AUSTINRyan.
She also sold these other pieces from these other artists and sold them as ORIGINALS. Thank goodness for other artists who aren't afraid to speak there mind for she has closed this shop because of us. Then we find out she has another shop selling more works from other artists.
And...what do I find on her other ART! Here below is MY MOD OWL that is super popular, was in the Southern Living magazine idea house and has been featured everywhere. I sent her a nasty email last night and she did close this shop as well.

We actually think she has another shop which you can read about here. I just met Corra who was also an artist that was copied. I think honestly what bothers me the most is that she not only stole from us, but she stole money from the customers she sold these items to. I would be pretty upset if I found out that I purchased some art from a copy cat. And I would absolutely want my money back. She better hope none of these artists contact her buyers.

I'm so upset about what has happened and I will be acting on it, in which I'll keep you posted on.
I'll be back later or even tomorrow to post more, but I have work to do. Funny thing is, I'm actually shipping out today these same exact REAL ORIGINAL works of mine to REAL CUSTOMERS. Honestly, I actually consider everyone who ever bought art from me...that the value just doubled! Congrats!
Talk to you soon...Marnie V.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Art

" Love Story by Mister Deer "

Size- 4x6"

Original painting by Marnie V.

Friday, October 2, 2009

My 1st Ever Art Show at a Gallery!

Hello everyone..yes..I'm here. I've been a busy bee as usual. I just booked my 1st art show though...whoo hoo. I am so excited and nervous. This show will be completely different than the wholesale trade shows I usually attend, but I think in a great way. I won't be giving a sales pitch while people are viewing my over 70 pieces that I plan on having at this show. But, I will be of course be mentioning that the artist herself will sign the piece you buy.
I'll be posting more art as the weeks go by so please check back. I'm working on a project for a custmer and have two trade shows coming up in the next couple of weeks..wish me luck.
Have a great weekend! Marnie V.