January 19, 2010

Unbelievable! My quilling on a book cover... without my permission

Sometimes I stumble upon my texts and images, stolen by other websites. Sometimes I see copies of my designs, published on the Web without mentioning me. Sometimes I even blog about plagiarism. But what I've seen 10 minutes ago was just "above and beyond"! My photograph of my quilled butterfly had been used for a Russian book cover! They are going to publish the book by March 8. I'm not sure if my text, designs or images had been used inside the book, but the cover is more than enough.

If you don't recognize the picture on the screenshot, look at my Quilled butterfly in a fishbowl.

UPD: Thanks for your support!

I want to say a big "Thank you!" to everybody who supported me in this unpleasant situation. I received a letter from the publisher, and they assured me that the cover will be changed and the content will be completely original, written by their author. They blame the designer, who made the cover and let down both the author and the publisher.

January 14, 2010

Video: An interview with Pat Caputo

Almost one year ago I've "met" Patricia Caputo — a wonderful person and talented quiller, the founder of North American Quilling Guild, and the owner of Whimsiquills. If that's not enough, Pat is also a blogger. On her blog called Quilling with Whimsiquills you can read her fascinating personal story, find useful information about quilling, meet quilling artists, and look at the craft of quilling from some unusual points of view.

The Art of Quilling

Unfortunately, my acquaintance with Pat is only virtual, but I don't give up the hope that one day I'll meet her in person :) In the meanwhile, I'm having the chance to enjoy this interview with Pat, taken by Linda at Gratitude Rising (here's the original post). Many thanks to Linda for sharing this great video, a true gift to the quilling community!