It's all about respecting someone else's work

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Blog entry by FancyChip posted 10-22-2017 06:14 PM 1067 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do not mind that my patterns were used by other people in their works: especially when there is an appropriate question about if it’s possible to use them or not? (there are especially kind and inspiring requests about using my patterns that I keep in my soul); I do not mind sending the album / all my albums of patterns to all those who, I feel, really need them. But what I will never be able to understand is that when a person crosses the line of the property of others’ works and, in particular, patterns. I do not understand how a person can boast, speak / write: this is a new level of my work; in my opinion, I have surpassed myself – when the energy for creating any pattern hasn’t been spent at all. And on the other side there is a chip carver, at times, a tired carver, who has been thinking for hours / weeks how to find another good, really interesting shape of the pattern .. and was not mentioned at all, or wasn’t even written that the author is unknown / this pattern wasn’t created by me.
Sometimes I don’t pay attention to it, but sometimes it boils up after I get another message that someone has stolen patterns again, and I just do not have the strength for a while.. And then a new day comes when you rise up from a kind of ash and you start to look for all the new lines / interesting combination of patterns. And when you suddenly find them – after the “tired” days – tears come to the eyes.

-- Tatiana, 28 y.o,

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#1 posted 10-22-2017 06:19 PM

Sorry to hear that others claim your patterns are theirs .


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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 10-22-2017 06:46 PM

Some people may copy your patterns but I doubt they can execute them to your incredible level of skill and expertise.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 10-22-2017 07:04 PM

You have some beautiful work.

Unfortunately, many people don’t give proper credit.

-- ~Daniel

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#4 posted 10-22-2017 10:25 PM

Its a bit of a dilemma posting articles and work creations on the web,

I understand what you are saying and fully agree.
However its a aspect that has to be accepted that it will happen, thats how Teds makes a living by leeching other peoples work.

Also the way the website works its open to foxes raiding the hen house while we are busy doing something else.

I only hope the comments from Jim Rowe can provide some comfort, of which I also fully agree with.
Your work has a unique style which benchmarks it back to you, and if somebdy does decide to copy it their signature and not yours gives it away.

I too have seen examples just recently of this practice relating to your fine work and was disapointed as well.

Its also wide spread, when you get a moment just go on the web and enter one of your works by name and see just how much has been pirated by others, some credit back to Lumberjocks and to you and sadly some do not.

In closing

Отличная работа.

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 10-22-2017 11:04 PM

Sorry to hear, but not surprising. I think as long as there has been art, there have been people copying others work and claiming it as their own. I imagine now that with the scope of the internet, this process is just accelerated.

Hopefully you can take comfort in the fact that you make beautiful, unique pieces, and by having your work copied, you join a long line of successful artists who have also had their work copied.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#6 posted 10-23-2017 03:07 AM

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 10-23-2017 03:14 AM

if this makes them feel good no worries you make the best anyways Tatiana ..I love all your work ..I wish I could copy half as good as you BUT would never claim it as my own they sickos :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 10-23-2017 03:41 AM

Yeah, it’s kind of sad when people take credit for what you did. But remember this- someday, someone will ask that braggart to make them one of the beautiful objects you have made that they claimed for themselves, and they’ll be stumped, and quite likely caught out to be a liar and a cheat.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 10-23-2017 02:42 PM

Hi Tatiana, I feel for you with your work being used without your permission or with credit being given. The world is full of cheaters and crooks more so now than ever. If my work was a good as yours I’d be ticked , too. But you can’t let them get to you. Look at it as a form of flattery that someone used one of your great patterns and if you see it advertised without credit to you, make a comment that it is your original work that has been pirated and discredit the crooked artist!!!!!!!!!!

We get bombarded with crooked stuff on line, on the phone and in the mail all the time. It seems that many people are more willing to make a dishonest living than an honest one..
In your mind , know you are doing the right thing and that your work is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 10-23-2017 03:07 PM

Tatiana, I can understand where you are coming from. You are a fine artist and chip carver and do wonderful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 10-23-2017 10:29 PM

People who engage in this sort of behavior not only steal your inspiration, they little by little rob you of your spirit.

These persons have no honor….........

I’ve seen this sort of thing before. Stolen valor losers claiming false credit, who never served a day in their lives. Impersonating officers and collecting salutes they don’t deserve. Displaying surplus store bought medals they didn’t earn. These persons insult the integrity of all those who served honorably.

It’s a shame that you’ve been treated so dishonorably. And it’s small comfort that these persons will eventually be exposed as the soulless frauds that they are.

Don’t give up the ship, young lady! And continue so graciously giving the world the benefit of your creative spirit. As long as you can do that, the dishonorable bastards won’t win!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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