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THIS IS IMPORTANT. Back in 2016 I made this print for International Women’s Day “Empowered Women Empower Women”. It was to recognize all the amazing women who truly inspire me each and every single day. This is a powerful time for women & we rise by lifting others, not stealing from others. I am extremely disheartened by the lack of ownership awareness I find online daily. It blows my mind that a fitness account with 8.8 MILLION followers can “inspire others” by reposting my image and not give credit. It blows my mind I find my designs on @amazon weekly from numerous accounts selling this design on t-shirts. It blows my mind that I made a piece about empowering women & quite frankly seeing other people profiting from my hard work doesn’t feel very empowering. I am saddened this week to see this “collaboration” between @papyrus and @aliceandolivia for #NYFW using using MY hand lettering. As an artist this is how we make a living. It is a shame to see so many big corporations consistently not acknowledge smaller artists, give credit where credit is due, and blantantly steal others peoples work to profit for themselves. To all my friends- THANK YOU for commenting on posts & making your voices heard . I really appreciated @timothygoodman posts the other week about crediting artists so I will end my rant with a quote from him “All of you who make stuff in the world: you deserve credit & you deserve to not be ripped off”.
It’s small business saturday ! Thank you for all the support for the last 3 years I’ve learned so much & even paid off those dreaded student loans. I’m having a deal in my Etsy shop (link in Bio) that you get 50% off your entire order when you purchase 2 or more items ! Even my Empowered Women Empower Women tees & tanks ! Use the code THANKSGIVING2017 at check out! Photo of the ever so lovely @davinaarose_
Grateful for you This year has been wonderful and I am so grateful for all the changes that have come my way ! Today superstar @nim_br took time out of his thanksgiving to teach me some of his tips and talk about his lettering process! Here is my sketch *trying* to execute some of what I learned ! Now everyone go stalk his instagram Happy Thanksgiving !