Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Eggs and Tea

Here is what I am working on- an obviously not finished work in progress.

I will say here, in case any super delegate is surfing the blogs... Hillary Clinton, who I once supported has crossed so many ethical lines that she makes me sick to look at.

I will never vote for her.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Orphan Works Act Due Out This Week

by by The Board of the Illustrators' Partnership

April 22, 2008

Today the House and Senate sent us draft copies of the new Orphan Works Act of 2008. They haven’t officially released it yet, but we’ve been told the Senate will do so this week. A quick analysis confirms our worst fears and our early warnings. If these proposals are enacted into law, all the work you have ever done or will do could be orphaned and exposed to commercial infringement from the moment you create it.

There is more here.

Also from the site:

This exchange suggests that if Copyright Office proposals become law:

- Unregistered work will be considered a potential orphan from the moment you create it.
- In the U.S., copyright will no longer be the exclusive right of the copyright holder.

Apparently you have to pay a private company to register your work- but even if you do:

-It would allow anyone who can’t find you (or who removes your name from your work and says he can’t) to infringe your work. Since infringements can occur anytime, anywhere in the world, they could be countless but you might never find them.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Representing Reality 2008

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Happy Spring :-)

Spring is finally here! This painting was created in celebration of that. Cabbage and pussy willows always make me think of spring. And sheer curtains always let in good smells when you can finally open the windows.

I am not sure if this is finished yet- I thought that it was, but as usual, seeing it on a jpeg makes me cringe.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

unstuck and back to work :-)

Unstuck and working- I should have new painting number one finished tomorrow.

After the outrageous bad behavior of the so called moderators of last night's democratic debate- I feel the need to post this:

Monday, April 7, 2008

Spring Cleaning.

It is finally almost warm here- and time to clean out the studio and start fresh.

So we had a big fire- built for losing all of the failed paintings.

Much better now!


In Political news....sort of. My favorite radio host, Randi Rhodes, was suspended from Air America for swearing and calling Hillary Clinton a "whore" at a private comedy event. So, now Air America is acting like Fox news and I will stick with NPR until I find a true liberal radio station. Darn!