I'm having a bit of a flash back right now. I hopped on Pinterest for the first time in yonks yesterday and found the Bird O' Paradise I'd made several years ago was pinned like crazy as inspiration by Quilting folk. Does this look like a quilt to you? I guess it might if you had never heard of lino being used in artwork before. Same thing with the parrot below.
Maybe I've missed my calling and I should be designing quilts?????
I also saw some direct pins from this blog of my designs on to quite a few boards with titles such as "DIY" or "Ideas....things I might try to do".
I had a bit of a rant over on my Facebook page about it, but quite frankly, although it irks me that people don't give a hoot about their intentions to copy ( even if it never actually happens), I'm not that fazed as my work is quite hard to replicate.You'd be surprised how many people look at my work in the flesh and still can't tell what it's made of!
So what are your experiences of Pinterest? Does it give you the irrits or are you totally into it? Do you link every image to it's source and credit the artists whose work you love who are trying to make a living from their designs? And maybe even send some business their way!!!