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Hi all,

I have a bit of a dilemma that I hope someone can help me with.

I've been trying to source an image that I came across on a blog (Russian) and I have found the SAME image on SEVERAL Deviant Artists pages - claiming that it is THEIRS.

However as we all know, it could have only been created by ONE person ....

Have to be honest, I'm really baffled that Deviants, of ALL people would do something like this - when WE as artists, tend to be the ones that give credit where credit is due in MOST cases - instead of representing SOMEONE ELSES work - as their own.

Here is what I have found so far:

On the next 2 blog posts - the bloggers state this image was created by "kikariz on deviantart" and is SUPPOSED to be at this link and is called "mommy? by !kikariz on deviantart"  -- but the link states that it can't be found:
kikariz.deviantart.com/art/mom…

If you google this you may find what I did - that there's some rumor about something happening with this user - they cancelled their account but they have another at kikariz-stock.deviantart.com/

and another "news" article about some event relative to their account here >>
forum.deviantart.com/community…

On kikariz's deviant page - they claim to have a new account on deviant here >>
kawiko.deviantart.com/

Though I'm not finding this image in THEIR Gallery -

However I did find this image in the next 3 galleries ....

:thumb283652751:
Lovely kiss by ~angelcoelho >> angelcoelho.deviantart.com/art…

cosas monas by minitutos
cosas monas by ~minitutos >> minitutos.deviantart.com/art/c…

Dog Wallpaper by Chicalatina1010
Dog Wallpaper by ~Chicalatina1010 >> chicalatina1010.deviantart.com…

*I'm afraid at this point to see if I find even MORE of the same image created by ALL of these people .... *

bcr8tive but don't b-a-theif :(

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 15, 2011, 12:08 PM





Think Like a Tree
by Karen I. Shragg


Soak up the sun
Affirm life's magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling.

:heart:




Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 1, 2011, 11:08 AM






Music Gives You Wings is a collection of 6 paintings that I did after learning about the tumor in my head and the surgery that I was about to undergo at Mayo Clinic. I poured myself into these paintings - I suppose as a way to distract myself from worrying about my condition, but also, to leave something of the “best of me” behind, if I didn't make it through the surgery.

Tamara McClaran of The Florida Times Union also wrote a very thoughtful story about this exhibit.

More in depth descriptions for each of them, can be found in my Paintings Portfolio.

Thanks for letting me share them with you :heart: