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I’m re-posting this to update: I’ll be in the big tent in the parking lot this year. Yay! Come on by and say hi–and vote for me for people’s choice–don’t forget!

Every Year, the Eastern Oregon Arts Festival gets bigger and bigger. I’ve got a lot of talented competition–every year more and better artists.

So that’s May 7th, if you have the day free.  I’ll be in the juried show the night before, though, so come have a drink and look at all the gorgeous art!

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About once a year I put up one of these posts.

 

Here’s my original painting, sold in 2014.

 

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Here’s what I found on etsy for sale right now. And no, I have NOT given permission for copies to be made by anyone.

 

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If you are an art buyer and you are buying hand-painted originals made in China or Hong Kong, please remember it’s not really as original as you think it is.  They even used all the same colors exactly that I did, on my own image. I can tell you where those horses live. Do you think when you buy this painting and it ships from China they know the horses?

China does not have reciprocal copyright agreements with the US, so from their point of view this is A-OK. But you as a person who is buying something don’t need to support it with your cash. /rant

 

Edited to add: Etsy had the listing taken down within the hour of my reporting it. I was sure they would, there’s really no wiggle room there. And do you know the infringer was charging more than I asked for my version? Of course they were.

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new camera

I’m pretty impressed with my new camera, a Nikon Coolpix L840.

These photos are of subjects taken at a distance of, roughly, two baseball diamonds away–if you were measuring from point to point, and not from base to base. I don’t know how far, really, but I’d say in excess of 200 or 300 feet. Much farther than I have ever been able to take photos before.

The zoom is 27X, and the “digital zoom” had come on for these snaps. I’ve heard that the digital zoom is not worth using, but I heard that 10 years ago–and an awful lot has improved in 10 years! Maybe it helped.

While I’m here, does anyone have a guess if that’s just a young horse? Or a donkey mix? I can’t quite figure him out.

If this camera took action shots, it would be perfect. As it is, I can’t complain.

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