11/26/2013 13:00:00 PM
This blog entry is by Corrine Bayraktaroglu aka jafabrit who is the admin for Free Art Friday blog, the jafagirls website, and Yellow Springs Arts Blog. Corrine is an artist, embroiderer, photographer, jafagirls member, blogger and craft ac
11/13/2013 09:27:00 AM
Yes, apparently I am absolutely so brilliant that this award winning Design Firm said they would love to hire me for projects in the future and pay me handsomely for my work
not for the one they used ahem!
Even though, as they stated on
11/10/2013 13:40:00 PM
yes, that ever so humble little spin painting
often attributed to Damien Hirst
that I did in 2010 and posted on my blog
was used for commercial use by Kudan.
Several weeks ago I found my spin art on Kudan's website banner, a specia
11/03/2013 19:13:00 PM
VK is Russia's version of FB and it's not the FIRST time I have found work of mine being exploited on the site, and probably not the last. Today I found
Dotty Spin Painting AGAIN
being used for a cafe promo
VK was slammed last year b
10/25/2013 07:01:00 AM
Recently I was told by an infringer that not only was I lucky they used my image, it's a great way for people to notice my artwork.
Yes, so how do people notice YOUR artwork if nobody knows it's YOUR artwork?
The whole point is to be noticed
10/18/2013 13:11:00 PM
Put up a nifty bit fiber art up at the Springfield Museum of Art.
Sorry no pics, will have to buzz over here, or here ;)
10/13/2013 08:42:00 AM
It is titled "the internet will suck all creative content out of the world," and featured in the Guardian News.
"The boom in digital streaming may generate profits for record labels and free content for consumers, but it spells disaster for today's
10/02/2013 07:26:00 AM
I don't care about being famous, but I sure as hell would like to get paid like one, & credited for my work.
I put a lot of time,love and effort into it and expect to be payed for it.
You like to get paid (that's how you pay the bi
09/24/2013 16:22:00 PM
Still working on the new website
You can find me hanging out on the
Jafagirls FB page
YS Put a Bird on It.
Currently I have my work on Exhibit at the Winds in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Upcoming for October
09/15/2013 08:30:00 AM
Thanks for dropping by :)
While I am no longer upkeeping this blog, the art journey continues.
You can find me hanging out on the
Jafagirls FB page
YS Put a Bird on It.
A new WEBSITE is in the works.
Until then you c
08/12/2013 09:20:00 AM
Some of my DCMA complaints are now publicly listed on Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
08/11/2013 03:00:00 AM
08/09/2013 06:35:00 AM
"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes"Ralph Waldo EmersonLast Sunday's drive and the big fluffy clouds in the blue skies of Ohio were phenomenal.There is a reason I NEVER leave home without my camera and this is it, I was in awe.Some people scoff a
08/07/2013 11:01:00 AM
I love Carol Hummel's sense of humour."Down Under"MEANWHILE BACK AT THEKnitKnot Treebefore it snowed
08/07/2013 09:28:00 AM
Becoming what is termed a "traditional" skinhead (a hard mod) at the beginning (late 60's) was a social/ fashion statement borne out of a rejection of consumerism that catered to the middle and upper classes. I was in London when it started and int
08/07/2013 08:30:00 AM
getting burned with all the copyright abuse, spam scrapers,and re-bloggers, plus the painful conversations about recent events in our village has it's consequences and I find I want to be less and less online or share much of my art, BUT here I am.Ha
08/05/2013 03:00:00 AM
There is something about the imperfections and irregularity of embroidery stitches that so appeals to me
perhaps for the same reason I love the texture of oil paintings, it's that human touch. I am loving sneaking in metallic embroidery thread j
08/03/2013 10:35:00 AM
I made a flask of tea and biked to Ellis Pond. Yes, I took a real cup ;)
Mybiketrails has a video of the same route I took to get to Ellis Park.
The Call of Solitude
08/02/2013 06:48:00 AM
I visited a new vintage retro shop in town, Atomic Fox, and picked up a really cool pair of vintage scissors. They are made in the usa and called "eversharp" and can be found on sale in quite a few places online.
07/31/2013 10:42:00 AM
I was going to bed and I thought I was hearing firecrackers at first, but then I realized it was gunfire and then a night of horror for our community ensued.
The gunfire lasts off and on for several hours, sirens, manhunt, dogs,loose gunman and we a
07/29/2013 07:40:00 AM
You're reading art by corrine bayraktaroglu originally posted on Jafabrit's Art.
Thank you for dropping by.
and I seem to be coming around BACK to my Spin Art. I am working on a 20" x 20" oil painted version on canvas of "Dotty" for the Bound
07/28/2013 03:00:00 AM
I didn't even realize the Yellow Springs News had a photo, by Amy Magnus, of my embroidery in the miniature show at In A FRAME, so it was pleasant surprise to come across it.
Amy got a really detailed shot of the stitch work, so if you want
07/26/2013 03:00:00 AM
I just love the look of scanned flowers and have done a few in the past but didn't realize there is a term for it Scanography. I like the simplicity and arrangement of this one but boy check out Roberta Baily's, simply GORGEOUS. Another artist I enj
07/25/2013 10:49:00 AM
that little miss thieving pants blogger has a big sign on her blog that says protected by copyscape DO NOT COPY
so does that mean I can't copy BACK my photograph wink! wink!
Some people are so eager to steal they don't notice the image or
07/24/2013 07:54:00 AM
Not sure why but every time I walk past this house it just makes me smile :)
My pal Nancy said someone attached this pretty fabric flower to her fence ?
07/23/2013 03:00:00 AM
Mr. Husband bought me this cool wooden skeleton quite a few years ago, which I named Esqaulita. She gets to be photographed in a variety of poses, hanging around town, sitting in my car as a maid, hosting a party for a traveling bra and this one
07/22/2013 03:00:00 AM
Naw! Paul H-O doesn't have an eye on my stitches but I have an eye on Paul as I DO my stitches ;) I like to watch movies while I work and this week I got a dvd Guest of Cindy Sherman. Only watched a wee bit but already I am intrigued.
07/19/2013 03:00:00 AM
It is time easily pushed aside or forgotten as we rush about our lives or get caught in a cycle of petty minutiae. I know Rodin's context is in terms of fleshing out (excuse the pun) the spirit of nature out of a block of marble, but spending
07/18/2013 07:34:00 AM
I found his stuffed toy tucked in a corner and there staring at me was all the ache of losing my wee four legged friend. There it is, a sudden reminder, and it hits you like a ton of bricks with a spasm of unmitigated loss. I don't want to touch it,
07/16/2013 03:00:00 AM
Phineas, my ceramic studio dog, ain't happy. In fact he feels pretty dissed, being taken places without his owners permission
subjected to the whims and uses of others.
Yep, he likes to hang out in my studio
So if you want to use im
07/10/2013 10:03:00 AM
Yellow springs, Ohio
I just love this tree, ride my bike by it often and it makes me smile every time.
It's funny how we can suddenly see faces in things and the steering wheel of my husband car looks like a praying mantis.
Did you know there is
07/09/2013 10:48:00 AM
My Dotty Spin Art Painting
A week doesn't go by that I don't find my painting somewhere, either on a blog entry with no link back or credit, a facebook page icon or banner heading, the inescapable spam sites, youtube videos, record labels, profe
07/06/2013 03:00:00 AM
Found a really great link via Creators Against Pinterest that went at the Pinterest issue from a different angle, Thomas Knauer talks about how reducing images to eye candy decontextualizes images and why Pinterest is a pernicious environment.
07/05/2013 03:00:00 AM
Just loving this old series.
I watch it as I paint, sketch or stitch and go through the process of reclaiming my art life
and explore the shadows of the mind.
I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow. ? Sylvia P
07/03/2013 07:43:00 AM
Have had ENOUGH of the distractions of late, although I have to say it has inspired an interesting theme for my exhibit next year.
Getting back to some serious art mischief in town and art making in the studio.
There is a parade in town a
07/02/2013 08:16:00 AM
Back in July 2012 I did a blog post about the BIG protest in town when it was declared every tree on the main street would be chopped down as part of the streetscape plan. Many in town protested the sudden draconian approach to this plan, including
06/30/2013 03:00:00 AM
Took a long walk in Glen Helen and it was gorgeous. I always manage to see little creatures and not just live one's but one's that exist in the mind's eye. My husband says I'm like that little girl in the movie The Fall, always full of imagination
06/28/2013 03:00:00 AM
20 minute poses and our model had this classical look that made her such a pleasure to draw, alas she is moving out of state :(
Hair is always a problem for me, and the last thing I even want to confront, but I really like how the hair and bun tur
06/27/2013 10:55:00 AM
I did a blog entry about my twisted wire face in 2011.
what the fudge is it doing on Vimeo
and wow, ETB studio architectural firm exhibited at the Venice Biennale.
A large enough company to know BETTER
used it t
06/27/2013 08:56:00 AM
Yes, my scanned feathers from 2010
How they ended up on a major publishers 70th anniversary edition book cover I don't know, and of course you GUESSED it, no credit to me, no payment, NADA. I tried emailing thepublishing company
06/26/2013 03:00:00 AM
and spuggy sez
there's a right yarn going on there too.
Oh, of course I had to put a bird on it ;)
Owner Bob Swaney commissioned me to do a yarnbomb and gave me free reign. I slowly knitted it over the winter. Probably could have done it in
06/25/2013 03:00:00 AM
Imitating myself, imitating Damien Hirst, and back to myself.
If this is your first visit here, then here is the explanation for the title.
"For me, art is always a kind of theater."Damien Hirst
Alas my Spin Painting White Blossom by Damie
06/24/2013 03:00:00 AM
06/23/2013 08:02:00 AM
There is something about country drives that are so soothing to the soul and last week I saw this graveyard statue when we were driving through Beavercreek Ohio.
Talking about soothing I won't pretend things have been soothing lately. The cons
06/22/2013 23:30:00 PM
it's still MY art that was used, ahem!
Oh I know, beaches, someone adjusted the hue and saturation, squished the image, and photoshopped it to look like it's sitting on hands BUT
I would love to see how anyone could possibly could have
06/21/2013 14:07:00 PM
Marie Kazalai at Artist Marketing Resources shared a link with me about a current lawsuit against BuzzFeed by a photographer.
Buzzfeed is estimated as a $200 million dollar company by the Wall Street Journal and makes it's money from advertizing.
06/20/2013 03:00:00 AM
yep, another one of my spin art paintings Peacock Dream from 2010 used by a dj for a music video.
You would think all spin art looks the same but there is a certain technique I used with a home built machine that distinguishes them.
06/18/2013 07:08:00 AM
okay, this one lost me LOL!What has my pic of the jafagirl flower power pole got to do with Bansky and Exit Through the Gift Shop and when did Banksy's movie become a disaster movie ;)Must be another one of those mux up's, I mean MIX up's!And some
06/15/2013 03:00:00 AM
Mine and OthersThis is my view from the kitchen, well not quite as dreamy as this
06/14/2013 08:56:00 AM
Thank YouNot only are they licencing my free art friday sceaming mouth image for their website
06/13/2013 07:05:00 AM
06/12/2013 08:07:00 AM
And it's time for this spuggy to get on with her day, life drawing, and no doubt I will pick the most awkward angles to draw.Okay this isn't awkward, but hands are a challenge for me and the other hand was really hard to made sense of visually.Box-is
06/10/2013 07:44:00 AM
In April 2013 Kay visited TJMaxx and I asked her about it.
06/10/2013 07:30:00 AM
So back in 2010 I talked about how easy it is to set up your own spin art machine and do your own.
06/07/2013 14:41:00 PM
Each year it seems Street Fair gets busier and busier, and MORE garage sales lining the way down Dayton Yellow Springs Road. Thankfully we can just stroll on down and I spied a stencil on the way. Always love coming across odd things when you least e
06/07/2013 03:00:00 AM
Yea, you know the one, this oneAGAINThe one that is spread all over the net attributed to Damien Hirstta da here it is againAlbum Page on SoundcloudArt In Motion-Arte do Movimento (March Podcast 2013)FB PAGE
06/06/2013 08:11:00 AM
I had a dream last night of an eagle soaring above my head and I rushed to get my camera. I zoomed in and it was so beautiful and majestic. I was in AWE. I could even see the air ripples in slow motion as the eagle soared in the blue skies.
06/05/2013 10:04:00 AM
Drip painting by Nancy Mellon and Corrine BayraktarogluNot quite as bizarre as the Damien Hirst storymore do to with just how easy it is for images being passed along so much people download it and either the site they took it from has changed the fi
06/04/2013 14:53:00 PM
Yep, there is my spin art painting hanging in my house below the other record that also got ripped off.If it's not bad enough a record company used my image,and
06/04/2013 07:25:00 AM
The story of RB McGrath and her fight is on this news website,BUTgetting RIPPED OFF is happening around the world, it is happening in this country
06/04/2013 06:43:00 AM
06/03/2013 09:58:00 AM
Taksim Square is the heart of Istanbul, a green space and refuge from the concrete jungle that surrounds it, and a place with great historical significance. So when the government decided to build a mall on that spot with no public input or support p
06/02/2013 13:54:00 PM
Do they just troll craftersartists websites/pinterest/flickr and grab images?Not only have I found several of my photographs of jafagirl projects, the file names are changed? When did TOP hat file name change from being felt craft top hat by nancy me
05/31/2013 15:36:00 PM
The board game is finished, all the elements came together and now it's time to PLAY.Yellow Springs to launch a board game.YS-Opoly: by the people, for the people.DDNewsPre-launch party is Sunday June 2nd starting at 2pm info hereYS OPOLY WEBSITEI ha
05/30/2013 07:30:00 AM
very quicklyWhat is an orphan work?in August 2010 I posted a blog entry called Glorious Colours in Nature,
05/29/2013 17:53:00 PM
Okay the other model was GREAT too.One of the local artists in our life drawing group brought her poodle todayand what a sweet dog
05/29/2013 12:52:00 PM
WestVille CT org ART WALK FUNDHow about a
05/28/2013 12:38:00 PM
and I certainly don't get paid like him.Oh Dear, Wiki Paintings has my painting listed as done by Damien Hirst.How the heck it got on there is beyond me. Suddenly I think my painting has lost value.
05/28/2013 07:39:00 AM
and who are Thunderpuss 2000?A major music production companyand somehow my spin art painting
05/27/2013 09:13:00 AM
05/26/2013 13:59:00 PM
Spent the morning visiting the Butterfly Garden at the Franklin Conservatory
05/24/2013 15:52:00 PM
As the horrific news unfolded in London, and the horror of it screamed at my soul I was reminded that there are some things in life that are just MORE important than getting ill and all het up about a few you know what's.That is about the politest wa
05/23/2013 14:54:00 PM
Fusse Studios is a
05/22/2013 15:04:00 PM
Thank you BING Design, Brian Housh and the Chamber of Commerce. Bing Design created these great bookmarks using some of my photographs and Brian got them printed, I DID help cut them, phew! They are a wee gift from moi for each YS-Opoly game.
05/22/2013 10:07:00 AM
And this person, Ralph Buckley, is a beast for doing this, he has actually claimed my wee painting
05/21/2013 18:53:00 PM
Again the shop owner, Sandra at LaMiaCasa, claims she made it herself, but it is copyright to Georgia Mars who told me she did NOT give permission for it's use.
05/21/2013 07:35:00 AM
It is NOT.They state on their website:"All the pictures on this Website are assumed to be taken from public domain. "
05/20/2013 19:11:00 PM
Finding out how many people are ready to rip you off, small time and big time, companies, as well as fellow artists/photographers claiming they took the photos has been overwhelming.
05/19/2013 15:52:00 PM
They state on their website
05/17/2013 19:24:00 PM
This all feels like a bad bad joke. People just swiping my images and using them to promote their company or use for a cover of a book jacket.Again, I did NOT give permission, nobody contacted me, nor have I been payed for the use of my work.As you c
05/17/2013 11:22:00 AM
It's great how musicians and their record companies want to copyright and protect their music and product. They are selling the playlist, but hey, notice that playlist image?
05/17/2013 07:35:00 AM
Discovered this this morning.Ripped off again,Yes, another example of my photograph (online version embedded with my signature) that is being used, this time in NiPic
05/16/2013 13:52:00 PM
I was doing a search today and discovered
05/15/2013 15:25:00 PM
It seems like it's just open season on screwing artists,so here is my image again amd again and YET again
05/14/2013 06:55:00 AM
No I am not talking about moi, or recent copyright drama's. No, I'm talking about this little ceramic fella that an art pal made and somehow Mrs.Fluck seemed like the right name.Adorable huh! well I think it is.Some of them are going in the Miniature
05/13/2013 10:48:00 AM
UPDATECompany got in touch with me and will be looking into this.
05/10/2013 09:49:00 AM
This is really LOW when a photograph gallery steals your image to sell School Picture backgrounds. Slide 45 at Zone-image valleyfield
05/09/2013 03:00:00 AM
One of the biggest challenges for me, well amongst so many when it comes to life drawing, is looking at a form and drawing it so that it makes visual sense.
05/07/2013 03:00:00 AM
I have had this painting of a troll sitting on the shelf for a couple of years and been going back and forth on how to frame or display it. Finally it clicked when I looked at this photograph.
05/06/2013 03:00:00 AM
We now have a place to go and buy Turkish food in Fairborn, called
05/05/2013 03:00:00 AM
WIPSlowly the stitched version of my sketchbook page I Hate Clowns is coming together. I added small pearlized beads for the eyelids, and ironed on velvet circles for the bow.
05/03/2013 03:00:00 AM
It seems very sillyjuvenile even
05/02/2013 07:41:00 AM
We had a great model for life drawing, and it was his first time, did a smashing job.I have to think it is quite nerve wracking the first time, especially with all these people staring so intently and scribbling away.He was covered in tattoos which i
04/30/2013 03:00:00 AM
We used to hang out a lot in San Antonio when we lived in Texas and so our trip back there last year was a trip down memory lane.
04/29/2013 07:46:00 AM
This is the title of the exhibit by Chaz Bojorquez at the National Museum of Mexican Art(You can read the Chicago Mag review here and this one the darker side to his art).It was a real bonus and a treat because I had no idea about it before going. Ch
04/27/2013 03:00:00 AM
So my sample piece with filigree die-cut scrapbook paper on mdf, and rubbed on sliver leaf paint went out for Free Art Friday. I thought this was the perfect spot for it. Hopefully guests at this local Bed and Breakfast will notice it and like it.
04/26/2013 13:52:00 PM
04/25/2013 03:00:00 AM
"nude with calla lilies" by Luis OlayCould have knocked me over with a feather, sorry couldn't resist but this feather painting was just amazing.
04/23/2013 08:00:00 AM
I remember being fascinated with them when I first came to America. They seemed to be all over Ohio at the time, that and painted fire
04/22/2013 07:39:00 AM
and it's a wet grey day and the highway has more police cars than I have ever seen, past the Miracle Cross in Indianaand the miles and miles