More than two years ago I made a decision that I am probably going to change at this specifical point....
There were long times of thinking and contemplating about it but I feel change need to be done anyway. In beginning of 2008 I decided to spoil my fans a little and to grant a free usage of my art for the tubes, signatures and so on. I told my fans that I would appreciate at least some small support here and there when they can because it what actually keeps me going and doing those decisions. Being thankful for over happy emails back I was sure it was going to be just fine.
Than, some time after things started. Tags without copyright, without website mention were found here and there so I thought okay, can happen. Than my sales in my shop on the website dropped down. Well, I thought, it is probably just a matter of time. Well...funny thing it reminds me one of the stories that happened to us when I was about 18 years old. Our dog had 5 beautiful pups, which we were giving away for a small payment. One of the pups was given as a present...and funnily enough it was only one that was also brought back. People thought it was easier to keep a puppy so after "playing" for couple of weeks they got tired. My granny than said:" People are not appreciating free things many times"....now looking at it back many years after I understand how true it is.
How many times you thought that free is probably because it is not the high quality? Not something that goes well? Something that people are trying to get rid of?....it is probably just our human nature but it is sadly working many times in this pattern.
SO yes, after long time of thinking I came to a decision. I WILL BE REVOKING ALL THE FREE USAGE ON MY ART from today. Sorry guys, but I thought two years and a bit was long enough to give you to try.
You can now find some of my tags available here:
For all the questions, complaints (I am sure those will be coming as well) you can always email me to info at elfies-world.com
Please understand me and my decision at this point.
- Listening to: Carlos Nakai
- Reading: computer screen....
- Watching: pencil running on paper
- Eating: BIG apple ;)
- Drinking: Coffee!!!