I know that some of the viwers to this site are thinking, "Oh my gosh! She watermarked her images! That ruins them so much! Why did you do it, Melissa? Why!?!?!" Alright, so maybe they are not that dramatic about it, but I am sure there have been a few raised brows.
I have never been a big fan of watermakring, as I think it can take away from the image. However, art is downloaded and stolen a lot from the interenet and used in things both private and public without the artist's permission. Therefore, I have chosen to watermark my images to protect them and I apologize to my audience for doing so and hope they understand why it was done.