Unfortunately, I've noticed an atrocious theft of my work lately. It goes without saying that this tends to happen when you post things online, but I want to make it clear that that this is absolutely unacceptable. Always credit the creator, and if they've put their website on the image, DON'T REMOVE IT.
Here are some examples of the blatant ripping I've seen lately, obviously now tagged with my website so I don't perpetuate the issue.
Or even this god-awful hacking of my graphic:
And here's the original image:
Originally posted here: http://witchywords.blogspot.com/2012/12/protection-sachet.html
I saw a Tumblr post with 750+ shares of the first image. I've seen a Facebook post of the first image with 10k+ shares. It's disappointing.
I do what I do because I love to do it. I don't get any money in return. I have ads up on the side of the blog, but I haven't even been cut a check yet. Just $6 sitting in my ProjectWonderful account and not nearly close to the $100 Google requires to send you a check. Though it would be my ideal scenario, I am not being paid to blog. So when someone takes something I create, purely out of my heart and soul and passion for my religion, and rips the credits off of it, reposting it as their own, it hurts. It hurts quite a bit. The fact that so many people have seen this image but have no idea where it comes from is painful for me.
Again, I know it's something that comes with the internet. I can't stop it now that it's happened. But if you happen to see the stolen version of the image, could you link them to this post? Let them know who made it? At least give me some credit?
That's seriously and truly all I ask.