Category Archives: Publishing

Copyright Infringement and Public Ignorance

I’ve had my designs stolen a number of times over the decades, and every time I’ve tracked it down, it was because the person was basically ignorant about copyright and that they can’t just use and sell anything they like.  … Continue reading

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In Vain Have I Struggled, It Will Not Do

This is a vintage illustration I have adapted to portray Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”.  It includes the quote from Captain Wentworth in “Persuasion”, “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.” and from Darcy, … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look

  Jane Austen’s ring expected to sell for $46,000 at auction – The Look.

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Artists Have Bills & Can’t Work For Free

I was inspired by a similar poster to make this design and offer it on mugs, tees, cards, prints, magnets, and more at Cafepress.  Too often, creative workers are expected to give their work away.  We have bills to pay … Continue reading

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History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers

  History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers.  Some beautiful images of very old color wheels in this article… doesn’t it remind you of your Pantone book?

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Art, Mystery And Posh Pigments In ‘Sacre Bleu’ : NPR

Sacred blue of the Virgin Mary’s cloak!  I just listened to the interview on NPR of the author of Sacre Bleu, Christopher Moore.  It sounds intriguing.  You can read it or listen online at the link below.  Recently in the … Continue reading

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Lost Charlotte Brontë story comes to light – books – TODAY.com

Lost Charlotte Brontë story comes to light – books – TODAY.com. This is the Getty images portrait illustration at MSNBC.com.

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Beatles Photos by Richard Avedon 1968 Look Magazine

UPDATE this magazine was sold in December, 2012. Enjoy these photos. This collectible vintage issue of Look magazine is for sale in an Etsy shop HERE. These photos by Avedon were printed in Look as a fold out poster insert … Continue reading

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Montana’s legendary art pioneers: Bob and Gennie DeWeese – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Newsmakers

I took every painting, drawing, and printmaking class I could from Bob DeWeese when I was getting my art degree, 1970-74. He commissioned the first work I ever sold while I was a student. He stopped me right before Christmas … Continue reading

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‘Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic’ – Review – NYTimes.com

  Do you love type?  I cringe whenever I think of the boxes of letterpress lead type I sold in a yard sale in the ’80’s.  The person buying it planned to melt it down.  The New York Times today … Continue reading

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Death Comes To Pemberley – By P. D. James – Book Review – NYTimes.com

Earlier I posted a review and interview of P.D. James about her new murder mystery, Death Comes To Pemberley.  Today there is a review in the New York Times.  Love of Jane Austen’s work is as ardent in 2011 as … Continue reading

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Jane Austen, Happy Birthday December Baby

My birthday is December 20, so I have sympathy for others who are December (Christmas) babies.  In Jane Austen’s time, birthdays and Christmas did not carry all the fanfare and great expectations that they do today.  It makes me wonder … Continue reading

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Jane Austen original portrait, watercolor and ink by Alice Flynn

                        NOW SOLD 12/7/11 This is the painting I created today, a small ACEO sized watercolor and ink portrait of Jane Austen.  It is for sale priced at $30 … Continue reading

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Was Jane Austen Murdered?

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/11/crime-novelist-claims-jane-austen-died-of-arsenic-poisoning/ Calling all Janeites!  ABC News is reporting (link above) that a crime novelist, Lindsay Ashford, claims Jane Austen was murdered by arsenic poisoning.  See the linked article for details. What do you think, Janeites?  Do you believe it?

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Oh No They Didn’t! – thirteen movie poster trends that are here to stay and what they say about their movies

Oh No They Didn’t! – thirteen movie poster trends that are here to stay and what they say about their movies. Illustrators, check out this analysis of cliche movie poster designs. Very clever. 1. Tiny People On the Beach, Giant … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs, and THANK YOU for the Mac I love

It’s hard to even know what to say about the sad passing of Steve Jobs.  I have said many times, “I love my Mac”.  I am offended that people consider the admiration of the incredible talent and ingenuity of Steve … Continue reading

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Solitude, The Pasture Tree, My Art On Zatista

The livestock graze beneath trees in the pastures, shaping them in to rounded lollipops.  The painting of this lone tree is titled Solitude. Dimensions are 11 inches by 14 inches. Solitude is one of a group of works on canvas … Continue reading

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“What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces – Smashing Magazine

“What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces – Smashing Magazine. Read the article.  I don’t have much to add to this, except don’t forget to look at the pictures!

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Inside Google Search · Search by Image

Inside Google Search · Search by Image. Here is another tool to find unauthorized use of your art and design on the internet. There are 4 ways to search… drag and drop, upload the image, copy and paste the image … Continue reading

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Who Stole My Pictures Is a Firefox Extension That Helps You Locate Copied Images

Who Stole My Pictures Is a Firefox Extension That Helps You Locate Copied Images. This is an extension you add to Firefox to quickly search your images online to see where they have been used.

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