This is my published piece "Love Notes". Just recently Somerset Studios returned it to me. I took the piece to Mystic Paper so that people could see it in person and to help encourage people to buy puzzle pieces to create their own book. I enjoy sharing my work and hope to encourage others to try the techniques and create their own pieces. But my enthusiasm for sharing has been dampened a bit because . . .
While at Mystic Paper today, I noticed that my piece was not on display anymore. When I asked about it, I was told that someone had attempted to steal it!! The piece was tied securely to the display case it was in, but someone felt it was OK to untie it and attempt to leave the shop with it. Thank goodness one of the owners noticed and got the piece back before it was actually stolen. I know nothing of the particulars and don't know who it was that tried to take my piece, but I am angry with that person! You better hope I don't find out who you are!
Stealing someone's work (or anything else, for that matter) is really low. This has happened to me before -- having a piece stolen. This Father's Day book (below) was scheduled as a class, it was in the shop so people could see it, and it was stolen. I had to cancel the class. If I ever see this piece again, I will pursue how it was obtained.
So why steal it? That really bothers me.
So, what do YOU think? Let me know.