Friday, 5 December 2014


One afternoon I painted a mermaid. I posted it in my images, sent it to Black Market Art for it to be used in some t-shirts and prints over in US, and did not think anymore of it.

A while afterwards someone called me saying that they have seen this mermaid, with my name removed from the image and Sailor Jerry's name instead, on a phone cover. By curiosity I typed "Forget me not mermaid" and surprise! I found that it had been used in pendants, earrings, prints, doorknobs (!), hairclips, even in pottery...and funnily enough most of the times when it was credited is not my name on it but Sailor Jerry 's (which feels like an annoying compliment I guess)

I found a bit sad that people that steal images for profit wouldn't even bother in changing the name or the lettering but hey, maybe they cannot think that far ahead.

I know if you put an image on internet some folks are always going to steal/keep/print/etc. so next time you see one of my images with a watermark right on the face, don't judge me too hard. :)

Have you had any experiences with copyright infringement? Please share!




Actually I secretly love these...