Thursday, July 31, 2014


ANYone who knows me knows I can be a bit analytical and doing homework on the process and body of art is no exception. So, along with the illustrations come the nudgy parts: copyrights, derivatives, attribution, royalties, ad nauseum.

ANY artwork you see here should be my own. That means I own the copyrights because I did it. That said, SOME of the work deserves attribution. For starters, the Zentangle (R) method of drawing is a registered trademark of Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. I didn't make it up but like a lot of other artists, have been doing this kind of thing all my life. It didn't have a name other than mindless doodling (which researchers have found sharpens your attention rather than distract, but that's another story). But they own the rights to it and good for them! [NB: I am not a CZT, an artist who is certified to teach the method. You can find one of those here.]

SOME of the patterns were created and are official ZENTANGLES and others were created and thus are owned by various artists across the planet. The talent out there is extraordinary! That said, using the patterns is supposedly allowed and thus derivatives thereof are allowed and thus become property of the individual artist. Such as, I cannot say I created a certain pattern or group of patterns. BUT, I can say that I created the unique piece of work from those patterns, a derivative. I'm supposed to give proper attribution to the author of the patterns and if I don't, it's because the information is widely available. If there's other art I've placed here without proper attribution, just bring it to my attention and I will make things right. I don't claim to be a genius, I just play one on TV. KIDDING!

I reserve the right to create, display and share work that I have created from scratch, altered artworks, photographs, collage and drawings. If you wish to share my work with others, proper attribution is the name of the game (and my work should have some copyright information already attached, but sometimes it's just a bit, well, tedious!) I also reserve the right to sell my own work as well as earn royalties for derivatives of my work. 

If you really like my work, buy an original. That's so I can take the starving part out of starving artist. Thanks!

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