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Sunday, December 10, 2017

ART-THIEVES

Greetings everyone!
"ART THIEVES"
I'm sure many artists can relate to having their artwork stolen in one capacity or another. Whether another takes an artist's work and claims it as their own or uses another's work to make money off of it or reproduces/redistributes it leaving off/omitting the creator's name, all these constitute infringing on/violating the creator's copyright rights. But also and maybe especially, those who have or show no regard for an artist's work, tell the artist point blank that the artist's work, time, and effort are worthless, yet, take from the artist what the artist's time and effort produced. How would most people like it if they were in essence told their work of time and effort is worthless?

Then for other people to classify artists as overly dramatic, vain, insecure, praise seeking, etc. when we complain about our work being stolen, makes such people just about as bad as the thieves! I wonder how many people would like it if they went to work at their job and then someone else got their paychecks instead? How is it any different for an artist to claim and defend what they earn through their time and effort than anyone else's time and effort? Everyone else's work, time, and effort who is not an artist is valuable but an artist's work, time, and effort is not!?

I just read an article on the Urban Dictionary: Art Theft by Angry Cosecant October 23, 2008, particularly the second and third paragraphs, which read:


"Since artists are incredibly vain, terribly insecure and need praise to survive in the same way animals need oxygen, Art Theft is considered the eighth deadly sin on online art websites such as DeviantArt, SheezyArt and StormArtists. Being an art thief gets you banned and sent straight to hell to burn for all eternity in the flames of the site's members. 

Warnings pointing to this fact can be easily found in the thousands upon thousands of poorly made "Anti Art-Theft" stamps and clubs available on said websites. An ironic fact is that 95% of the people who bitch about art theft do not actually have the artistic talent to make their art worth stealing." 


We artists are "incredibly vain"!? "Terribly insecure"!? "Need praise to survive..."!? We aren't supposed to defend and protect "our work, time, and effort" but those who aren't artists only have such a right!? Then if we defend our art and complain against the thieves, we're bitching and it's because our art isn't worth stealing? If our art isn't worth stealing, then why is it being stolen? People don't covet and steal junk or crappy stuff from other people, just like people aren't jealous and envious over another's lesser, undesirable traits. People covet, are jealous and envious of that which they "wish they had" and lacking qualities of character needed to work and earn for themselves what they're envious of in others, they choose to steal rather than work for and earn. The person who wrote this article must have the brain of an amoeba! ..And so likely won't get the meaning of this statement, either. 

When any of us do something, exert time and energy into something, whatever it may be, then the time and effort is ours to "rightfully" claim. We've "earned" the right to claim the time and effort of ourselves we have invested. If someone else steps in and assumes rights to and ownership of our time and effort, naturally and rightfully so, we're going to be upset and feel slighted, offended, definitely wronged, and so, likely angry, all reasonable and rational responses for 'anyone' to feel, including artists.

If we work towards earning something and then after all we've done and have reached the point where what we've earned is ours, then someone else steps in and takes that which we've worked for and earned, we aren't going to be happy campers about it. We are going to feel robbed to say the least. Artists are no different and have the same right as anyone else does to feel violated.

What is not helping digital artists particularly, are these websites that download artists' works from other sites and then upload them to their own site where they then offer the stolen images from and never mention the creator's name or the creator's website, making it appear to the visitors of their site, 'they' are offering some great service to the public, but in fact are offering others' works they've stolen and are not theirs at all. It's copyright infringement because these 'thief galleries' do not have the right to reproduce or redistribute copyrighted material and when they leave off the name of the creator/copyright holder besides, these online thief galleries are committing fraud! 


Regardless of what these thief galleries say on their websites about the usage of the stolen images they're hosting, they themselves are in violation of copyright as I just pointed out. Here's an example of one of these thief galleries' page entitled "Copyright Policy":

"Please do not ask for permissions to use these images in your projects, as we do not own the copyrights for them. All images displayed on the site are provided only for personal use. In case of an error where you are the owner of an image and feel it is used unknowingly, please email us at admin[@]pngmart.com so we can immediately remove it from our website. We do not intend to display any copyright protected images."

Now let's break these words in their 'copyright policy' down:
They admit they don't own the copyright to the images they're hosting and so, cannot grant permission to use them. (But they don't say they themselves are in violation of copyright by redistributing copyrighted material AND without the copyright holder's name and permission.) ..And remember they "cannot grant permission".

Next sentence... after admitting in the first sentence they don't own the copyrights to the images they're hosting, they then tell the site visitor, these copyrighted images can only be used for 'personal use'. What exactly constitutes 'personal use'? This in itself is wide open for a wide range of interpretation. So, they're "assuming the right to tell people how they can be used", making the second sentence in direct conflict with their first sentence! They don't own the copyright but yet they're telling people how they can be used, when they are NOT authorized to say, period!


Third sentence... Here's where they are trying to cover their butt and play the "we're innocent" card. "In case of an error"? Umm.. presenting copyrighted material without the owner's consent AND name, multiplied by how many times they're in violation due to the number of copyrighted images they're hosting, I'd say there's no "in case of" and there's a multitude of errors!! Criminal errors!! ..Since there's a multitude of images that are owned by their creators. ..And should the copyright owners feel their work is being used "unknowingly"!? They admit they're hosting copyrighted material! ..and they're doing so "knowingly"!! ..and they're assuming the role of being authorized to tell people how the copyrighted material can be used!! Oh, and email them so they can 'immediately remove' copyrighted material from their website. So, only those copyright holders who become aware of their work being distributed and offered for use illegally will have their copyrighted works removed? ..And all the rest of the copyrighted images shall remain? Copyright infringement IS copyright infringement whether the copyright holder is aware of it or not!

Now to the fourth and last sentence and it is a dusie! "WE do not intend to 'display' ANY copyright protected images." REALLY!? HUH!? O.O In their very first sentence they, in their own words, "confirmed" that they most certainly DO "intend to display copyright protected images" because they admit that they are hosting copyright protected images! First sentence, again: "Please do not ask for permissions to use these images in your projects, as we do not own the copyrights for them."

So, here we have it. THIS is nothing but pure and deliberate BS!!! The first sentence and the last sentence are in contradiction of each other without a doubt. It can't be "both ways". ..And all that stuff in between? It's just nothing more than gibberish, solely intended to make the visitor to the site "believe" the site staff is innocent of any wrong doing and/or ill intentions. (But it can't be farther from the truth!) Unfortunately, many people would/will just glance over their copyright policy (which is a farce *cough cough*) and think it sounds good and then go through the images and take what they want without even being aware that they, themselves, are being party to violation of copyright should they use any of the images they download for ANY reason, personal use included.

There are many good people in this world still who wouldn't dream of taking something belonging to someone else and using it without the owner's permission. But it's websites like this one that make it seem okay to do by misleading people to think they aren't doing anything wrong. These thief gallery websites are committing fraud along with violation of copyright. 

..And it's not just one site doing this, but several (which are being added to my "Art Thief BLACKLIST" to be published for the sole purpose of exposing the thieves.) AND they're doing this same practice to each other, downloading stolen images from another site that's hosting stolen images and then uploading the stolen images to their own site they've downloaded from another thief site. So, the artists' names who created the images and own the copyrights to them get completely eliminated in the process and all those who visit these sites, download and use these stolen images having NO clue whatsoever as to who created the images they're downloading and using. ..And WHO loses? The artists, the creators, the copyright owners, that's who.

Even if it's stated on these sites 'for personal use' only, these online thief galleries of stolen works have NO right to even offer them in the first place because the copyright rights still belong to the creators of the stolen images they're offering. Not only does copyright mean an image can't be used without the permission of its creator, but no one has the right to reproduce or redistribute copyrighted work either. THIS is important to know because it's within this "thief shuffling" that the creator's credit gets eliminated and their copyright violated!

One such site is www.pngmart.com (example above given of their 'copyright policy') because two of my graphics with transparent backgrounds have been uploaded to this site, with NO mention of my name, of course, the creator and copyright owner/holder. The images of mine are my Silver Pegasus with gold wings and a Christmas Frame, both of which I originally uploaded to www.elftown.com, where they were then stolen from either by this thief site or another and then passed along as previously described. 


In NO way whatsoever is www.elftown.com or its owner responsible or liable in this thievery because "I" uploaded "my work" to Elftown but "I" have not uploaded "my work" to ANY of the "thief sites"! Nor have "I" given my permission to do so. ..And there's another wrongful twist to this thievery and it has to do with "website traffic". The RIGHTFUL host of my work gets denied the benefit of the traffic to SEE my work! Therefore, not only do these thief sites violate my copyright, but they rob the "deserving host of my work" the rightful traffic as well. Not only was it "my choice" to upload "my work" to Elftown to be the site to host it, but I also did so to help increase traffic to Elftown, which the thieves are also stealing! I don't know much about SEO stuff, but just common sense alone tells me this.

The Pegasus was part of Elftown's Creature Marathon project with Pegasus as the first featured creature. I created MANY graphics and several art pieces and uploaded them to Elftown towards this Pegasus Project for which I was awarded Best Contributor of the Pegasus Project. On the Elftown wiki-pages where I posted my Pegasus related graphics, I wrote all were made by and copyrighted to me AND were for Elftown members only to use "on the site" ONLY. I also made available ways to contact me. 

So, there's no valid excuse to justify taking my work, using it, and/or adding it to other collections on other websites without my permission or even a mention of my name. The image I'm adding to this post shows my various Pegasuses that I've seen stolen, used, and/or added to other collections on websites other than Elftown.com.

I'm providing two image links here. One is where my work is supposed to be hosted, Elftown. The second is the image link to the same image that has been uploaded to a 'thief site' and when compared, anyone can see they are both the exact same image, my Silver Pegasus with gold wings, and is in the very same artwork I entered in the Pegasus Art (Contest page of) and the image I entered I am displaying here as well, so anyone can see Elftown hosts it right within the image address.


Elftown (rightful host): http://www.elftown.com/stuff/ECM_PegasusGoldenWings1300W-oglow_rev!.png
(Please note in the image link's title I have added "ECM" because it stands for "Elftown Creature Marathon".)
Pngmart (thief site): http://www.pngmart.com/files/5/Pegasus-PNG-File.png

Elftown wiki-page it's on: http://www.elftown.com/wiki.html?name=%2aartsie%27s%2a%20pegasus%20-%20gold%20%26%20silver
Thief site's page link: http://www.pngmart.com/image/58762

Pngmart also are hosting my Christmas Frame under two categories that Elftown 'rightfully' hosts:
http://www.pngmart.com/image/31199
http://www.pngmart.com/image/25248

My entry in the ECM Pegasus Art Competition (uploaded to Elftown, of course!):
 
Pegasus Art by Artsieladie
Image url:

"ART THIEVES"
Pegasus art/graphics by Artsieladie
Full Size PNG:
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If any of these Pegasus images in this Pegasus collage of mine are floating around in "thief gallery collections" OR are being used as part of a website's make up, decor, or design OR used to promote a business OR are being placed on products that are being sold on Ebay, for example, then ALL are guilty of copyright violation and fraud, with these exceptions and ONLY these I'm listing here and now.

I have given permission to exactly three parties to use one of my Pegasus graphic images (with transparent backgrounds) and they include:
  - A couple from Germany to benefit and help children.
  - A book cover for the book, "The Horse Secret", written by Stevan Hoffman and Leslie Martin.
  - For use on a website that is no longer in existence to my knowledge.
...And for hosting my Pegasus, www.elftown.com. Anyone else using them or hosting them is in direct violation of my copyright rights!!!

One more thing... just very recently I took screengrabs of some Elftown wiki-pages, showing all visitors to Elftown the images are mine, are for "Elftown use ONLY", and ways to find me and contact me about them. The first grab is from an official Elftown wiki-page and the second is from one of my own Elftown wiki-pages related to my Pegasus works. So ANYONE who steals my work from Elftown is showing blatant and deliberate disregard for my work and my copyright rights! Hedda taught me WELL and what he didn't teach me, he inspired fiercely in me to learn how important it is to observe, collect, secure data and information that supports impeccably and unequivocally when someone violates our rights!! 

..And no one can suggest either, that I recently updated any information on my wiki-pages because Hedda banned me from Elftown, August 25th, 2011, in one of his weaker moments because he didn't like what was entered in my artsieladie.com's guestbook from a close male friend of mine, thus denying me access to my wiki-pages. But this can also be double checked for accuracy by looking at the "last author" and date when edited, provided on every wiki-page.
Screengrab #1:
Screengrab taken by Artsieladie
PNG url:


Screengrab #2:
Screengrab taken by Artsieladie
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To all artists, be wary because it's not "if" your copyright will be violated, but "when". Although I've mentioned here about a couple pieces of my work, it's really about all artists and our copyright rights and thieves who think they are entitled to do as they please and completely disregard "our creative rights". I would like very much to expand on this and help unite artists everywhere to make these art thieves accountable. If we artists made a BLACKLIST collectively, adding names and websites guilty of violating our copyrights and then put it out there, making it viral, I think we artists could collectively make it known across the Web that we aren't going to take it lying down, the theft of our works. Any artist interested and/or with some added thoughts and ideas, please feel free to contact me through my "Contact Me" page. 


"Bad people win, steal our peace and our joy,
Because good people do nothing to, the bad, destroy."
~ Artsieladie Quote


💗 Have a Blessed Day! 💗
Art by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-12-10 All rights reserved.
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"Bad people win, steal our peace and our joy,
Because good people do nothing to, the bad, destroy."
~ Quotes by Artsieladie
Art by Artsieladie

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Grateful

Greetings everyone!

I'm grateful for so many things,
For all the joys that life brings.
But I'm grateful too for lessons learned
Through those by whom I've been burned.
The good in life can't be appreciated
Without having the bad well illustrated.
So when my blessings I do count,
I do include in this vast amount

All those who have done me wrongs
To cherish more those with whom my Love belongs.

"For all those in our lives who've taught us the hardest lessons well,
If we learn to be grateful for and forgiving of, then peace within will dwell."

~ Artsieladie Quote 

"Grateful"
Art/poetry by Artsieladie
PNG url:
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I am Grateful for a lot, oh, so many things,
For all the joy and pleasure life to me brings.
I am Grateful to God, for all His many Blessings,
On my life's plate, the garnishes and dressings.

I am Grateful for my blessed Mother,
For my family of like blood or other.
I am Grateful for my friends, especially those true
Who've supported me, my tough times, through.

It's easy to be Grateful for what happens in our favour
And it's what we treasure most, cling to and savour.
But gratefulness should be felt for other things as well,
Things and people who've made our life not always swell.

I'm Grateful for my life that's been tough so many times,
For giving to me material to write about in rhymes.
If my life was smooth with no challenges for me to face,
There'd be no perspicacity to draw from my inner place.

Those who have chosen to be an opposing enemy,
At first I really struggled with until I came to see
Their dislike for me was not about my wrong,
But instead, is about that which makes me strong.

People who care not or who have no inner desire
To cultivate integrity within themselves, for, aspire,
Resent those who do, the initiative, take,
Refusing to accept themselves as a common fake.

Jealousy is nothing more than inverted admiration;
Self resentment projected to ease one's frustration.
No one is ever jealous of a character trait that's bad,
But are jealous of a trait they only wish they had.

Gratefulness depends upon our own perspective,
Whether positive or negative, defines our objective.
If, in every cloud, we seek and find the silver lining, 
Gratefulness, not bitterness, to, we'll be resigning.

Art/poetry by Artsieladie
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For all those in my life I've encountered along the way,
Who have treated me badly, I have this to say:
"Thank you for showing me what NOT to be like;
The path to steer clear of and onto never hike.

Thank you for insisting that a failure I would be,
For it stirred within a passion to be a better me.
Thank you for hurting me; it made me realise
How others feel when hurt and I can empathise.

Thanks for being greedy, thinking only of yourself;
This book you learned from is banned from my shelf.
Thanks for acting like you're so much better than I,
Showing me the ego one can't trust or upon, rely.

Thank you for all the lies and all of the deceiving.
You taught me to be more careful with my believing.
Thank you for clarifying that lying doesn't pay,
That being on the side of Truth is the only right way.

Thank you for being phony, fake, and superficial.
You taught me being true and real trumps artificial.
Thanks for your non-friendship, pretending that you care;
You taught me to appreciate true friends always there.

Thank you for showing me so many false baits,
And too, displaying the bad and ugliest of traits.
For my character building, you have provided clarity;
What traits to nurture and not to build integrity."

I am Grateful for all who have crossed my path in life;
Those who eased my burdens, those who brought me strife.
Both have been blessings and have done for me a favour;
Which to be unlike and which to be more like to savour.

For all those in my life I've encountered along the way,
Who've positively enriched my life, I have this to say:
"Thank you for inspiring me, showing me I could
Pursue and follow also, stay on the path of good.


Art/poetry by Artsieladie
PNG url:
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Thank you for encouraging and believing in me,
Appreciating my efforts and for making me see
That I have value in ways money cannot ever buy;
Those against me can't win in spite of how hard they try.

Thank you for your listening when most turned a deaf ear.
Thank you for understanding even though I wasn't clear.
Thank you for forgiving me when I messed up royally
And for giving me more chances to prove I could better be.

Thank you for your help when I find myself in need
And doing so with gladness so I don't have to plead.
Thank you for showing me giving is receiving,
And the good feeling of, is proof for believing."

For all those in my life I've encountered along the way,
Thanks because you've all had a hand in who I am today.
Those who've been a negative, the positives have trumped,
Proof positive negatives must therefore be dumped.

Gratefulness comes easily for all that makes us glad,
But Grateful we must be too for the times that are bad.
There are always silver linings and lessons to be learned,
Making gratefulness applicable also when we're burned. 

I am Grateful for a lot, oh, so many things,
For the good and the bad life to me brings.
For the bad helps me to see so it's clearly understood,
My integrity's reinforced only when I'm pursuing good.

So, when I count my blessings and also give thanks for
The unpleasantries in my life I have had to endure,
I do so because the lessons learned during my toughest times
Provide knowledge to share to help others with/in my rhymes.

It's my hope, by sharing what I've learned others can benefit
And know when life gets one down, the option's not to quit,
But to seek and find the silver lining and be thankful for
And know better days are coming behind a waiting door.

💗 Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day! 💗
Art/Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2016-11-16 11:28:00 (EST)
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"When we're grateful for what we have and all the ways we're blessed,
We gift ourselves with peacefulness where our weary heart can rest."
~ Quotes by Artsieladie
Art by Artsieladie

Eleven-Twenty-Two

Greetings everyone!

"It's easy to hate those who give us grief,
Allow hate to steal from us, like a thief,
Our peace and joy Love doth bring
To our hearts to in harmony sing."
~ Artsieladie Quote 

 "11/22"
Art by Artsieladie
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So, what's today? It's month eleven, 
The year two thousand and ten plus seven
And the day, well, it's twenty-two;
I've not forgotten the day or who.

How can a person so brilliant of mind
Be fooled by their ego and act unkind;
Cause resentment and hatred for what you do?
Yet, in my heart still I do NOT hate YOU.

I can only hope one day you'll see
There's beauty in you that eludes not me.
Although your thorns cut deep and tear,
Inside your heart, there's a rose in there.

It's where the real is in you and all the good,
But your ego's pride keeps this misunderstood.
Your self confidence has been sadly replaced
With arrogance, leaving humility all erased.

I cannot understand nor can I see,
Why, in the shadows, you keep on stalking me.
I am nothing special, just a rather plain Jane,
A too boring subject to intrigue your brain.

I write a lot about character in my words of rhyme,
And poetry's not your thing, a waste of your time?
I believe in God; Who I am Gifted by.
You believe not; His existence you deny.

Your best friend online, or so you did claim,
Said we'd never go well together to share a common aim.
You've banned and you've blocked me, yet you like to peek;
You listen to my conversations, yet to me you will not speak.

You like to call me a crazy liar and say I am paranoid,
Yet, when I ask you questions with data, answering, you avoid.
Instead, you become belligerent and cruelly accusatory;
Threaten me to shut me up should I tell the true story.

A close male friend of mine you resent and despise.
You sent him an email to lessen me in his eyes.
I guess you thought you could drive a wedge
Between us and in your favour, you'd have an edge.

But why an edge would you want, I ask;
Why concern yourself with such a task?
You've claimed straight out, emphatically,
You have no interest in this person, me.

His words of affection for me you cannot stand
When said in my guestbook, then me, you banned
With a slanderous banner to levy on me, the blame;
To punish me royally, to ruin, destroy my name.

Then because I said you can't control who's in my life,
You decided to cause me some more stress and strife
By destroying my computer, it's central brain.
God only knows what you thought you would gain.

When you were accused, your words I defended,
Knowing your accuser would be greatly offended
And would then turn their attack on me directly,
Because your words I understood them correctly.

When your online best friend shot you down,
Behind your back hoping upon you, I would frown,
Though you caught her red handed, gave her payback,
Against me you stood for her stabbing your back.

I've seen your ugly; I've seen your worst,
Because you insist on placing it first.
Most would quickly and simply assume
That for good within, you have no room.

But I'm one of the few who'll dare to scale
A wall so high and thick where thorns prevail.
Most are discouraged at the dragon's gate,
An adventure too risky to investigate.

I've felt the burn of your venomous bite
For showing respect, treating you right.
I've felt the sting of your words so curt;
My reward for giving to you was only hurt.

I have plenty of reasons to for you feel hate,
But hatred isn't a trait I'll feed into or bait.
There's way too much hatred in this world we live.
So, if from me, it's hatred you want, I cannot give.

Instead, for you I'll hope and I'll pray
That the better in you shall win one day;
That some day your knowledge you'll use for good
And perhaps, remember that I knew you could.

Though only glimpses I've been able to see,
Through brambles and thorns to discourage me,
I know inside you, there's so much more
Worthy of beckoning for one to explore.

It's really so sad and pathetic to see
Someone waste their talent to lesser be,
While inside hidden is potential so great,
But trapped untapped in a dormant state.

It's so easy to forget how we commit treason
Against Love when there's plenty to give us reason
To be resentful and bitter and so unforgiving,
Yet, the Elements of Love bring us peaceful living.

Perhaps, one day in the mirror you will see
The best still within you and you'll set it free.
Then you'll no longer need to your true self, conceal;
Knowing true value in yourself is priceless to feel.

But today's your day to commemorate,
Your birth and with joy, celebrate.
In spite of yourself I do wish for you
All the best and in the coming year, through.

💗 Have a Blessed Day! 💗
Art/Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-11-22 07:47:00 (EST) 
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"When we accept and choose to be unforgiving,
We steal from ourselves the chance for peaceful living."
~ Quotes by Artsieladie
Art by Artsieladie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Skeleton-Crew

Greetings everyone!

I'm late with posting this but I have other, more pressing priorities. While creating this piece, I began believing I wouldn't ever get it finished because I kept thinking of more elements to add. The title I decided to go with does give new meaning to the term, 'skeleton crew', though. 

"Skeleton Crew"
Halloween art by Artsieladie
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"Fright Night"
- with artwork, "Skeleton Crew"

At last the night is here,
The night of fright and fear;
The night of Halloween,
A ghastly, ghostly scene.

As witches make their brew,
Calling on the Skeleton Crew
To, from their slumber, rise
And meet without disguise.

The moon is full and bright
To make luminous the night,
As amber flames flicker in each lit Jack
And lick the brewing pot, burning it black.

With winter's breath coming, near,
On October's night, the last this year,
The chill to the bones, not in the least,
Matters to those who have deceased.

As spirits awaken, rattling their bones,
With a chorus of their moans and groans,
Rustling Autumn leaves blanketing the ground,
A symphony commences of an eerie sound.

Distant werewolves with blood curdling howling,
Are now on the hunt, have begun their prowling.
The owls are hooting, "Who-who-who who-whooooo,
Who dares to venture out this night through?"

As the graveyard comes alive with the walking dead,
Who've been sleeping restlessly in their earthly bed,
Waiting for the celebration, an annual eventful night,
When spirits mingle, old and new, a welcomed sight.

There are stories to be told, legends to be read,
Like Sleepy Hollow, the horseman with no head.
There's news of the living that must be spread,
Like who among the living is about to join the dead?

Ah, it is a Fright Night, one that spooks the mind;
One that's to the living, an event often quite unkind.
But to the spirit world, it's a night looked forward to,
The annual congregation of the Skeleton Crew.

💗 Have a Blessed Day! 💗
Art/Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-10-31 
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"We all have demons we must address,
To be better more instead of better less."
~ Quotes by Artsieladie
Art by Artsieladie

Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween-Cell-Wallpaper

Greetings everyone!

Some Halloween cell-phone decor... 

"Halloween Wallpaper"
Halloween art by Artsieladie
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Halloween art by Artsieladie
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🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃
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Art/Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-10-22 All rights reserved.
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""Masks are fun to wear on the day of Halloween,
But some wear masks all the time, keeping their true selves unseen."
~ Quotes by Artsieladie
Art by Artsieladie

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween-Facebook-Covers

Greetings everyone!

I have several Facebook pages besides a profile and I enjoy making Facebook covers for them, including covers with some of my quotes I've authored. These are Halloween themed covers I've been making.

If it seems like I'm here on my blogs sometimes and other times not, it's because I have my blogs as a hobby type thing, posting when I can and when other general responsibilities of life aren't consuming all of my time. Being creative, whether through art, writing, music, etc., is who I am; it's at the core of my being and I enjoy being creative immensely and it's when I feel most in my element.

Also, I used to be able to work on my computer and be active online simultaneously, allowing me to post 'as I completed something'. Now however, I can no longer ever since my computer was hacked two years ago, destroying the harddrive. So, now my creative time is separate from my online/posting time because my computer is no longer connected to the Internet for obvious reasons. I'm not about to give the computer programmer/stalker responsible for $3000 in damages another chance to destroy my computer's harddrive again. 


"Halloween Facebook Covers"
Creative Corner Facebook cover by Artsieladie
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Halloween Facebook cover (1) by Artsieladie
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Halloween Facebook cover (2) by Artsieladie
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Halloween Facebook cover (3) by Artsieladie
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Halloween Facebook cover (4) by Artsieladie
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Halloween Facebook cover (5) by Artsieladie
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Halloween Facebook cover (6) by Artsieladie
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🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃
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Art/design by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-10-31 All rights reserved.
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"Foresight can be blind, while hindsight's twenty-twenty.
If these could be reversed, we'd be spared of pain aplenty."
~ Quotes by Artsieladie
Art by Artsieladie

Halloween-Crossword-Puzzle

Greetings everyone!

I used to belong to and moderate a children's website, which was a Heddate site, but is now defunct and is currently a Japanese website. I like to work with and create for children and this crossword puzzle is just one of the many fun things I did for the children on the former children's site. I originally created it in 2006 and just a couple days ago I gave it a makeover. I'm posting it now so children can enjoy doing it. If anyone wants the answers, contact me and I'll be more than happy to send the answers to you.

"Halloween Crossword Puzzle"
(Puzzle Page)
Halloween Crossword Puzzle/art by Artsieladie
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(Clues Across - Page 1)
Halloween Crossword Clues/art/poetry by Artsieladie
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Halloween Crossword Clues - Page 1 - ACROSS:

The witch is wearing a pointed (3)_ _ _.
My sis said (4)_ _ _ as a (5)_ _ _ _ _ cat!
The (7)_ _ _ _ _ has eyes, dark and (9)_ _ _ _ _.
My (11)_ _ _ _ slipped off, down my back.
There's always (12)_ _ _ _ _ on (14)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _,
To (16)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ us all with (18)_ _ _ _ _ _ unseen.
The skeleton's (19)_ _ _ _ _ rattle. The (22)_ _ _ hoots.
The (23)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ needs to be cut from its roots.
Just don't expect a (25)_ _ _ _ _ from the (28)_ _ _ _ _ _ tonight.
Their (29)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ is real, designed to fright.
Each (31)_ _ _ _ _ _ glistens; a (32)_ _ _ just missed.
The (33)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ house presents a mysterious twist.
A (39)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ howls, as a (40)_ _ _ (42)_ _ _ _ _ chants.
The (43)_ _ _ _ _ _ she brews, causes a (44)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ to dance.
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(Clues Down - Page 2)
Halloween Crossword Clues/art/poetry by Artsieladie
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Halloween Crossword Clues - Page 2 - DOWN:

Leaves of (1)_ _ _ _ _ _ and red cover the ground.
I (2)_ _ _ _ _ _ as a mouse scurries around.
My (3)_ _ _ _ is a response to the owl close by.
A witch on her (4)_ _ _ _ _ flies high in the sky.
The steps (6)_ _ _ _ _ as I descend.
A (8)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ pops out from around the bend.
A steaming (9)_ _ _ _ is bubbling hot.
I look for my (10)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, which I forgot.
In my quest for (13)_ _ _ _ _,  (15)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ swarm.
Ghouls and (17)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ suddenly form.
Giant (20)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ have webs they've spun.
All is (21)_ _ _ _ _ _, a weird kind of fun.
A (24)_ _ _ and a (26)_ _ _ _ _, both jet black,
I squawk loudly as they (27)_ _ _ _ _ _ right back.
A red hot (30)_ _ _ of cast iron metal
Must be a witch's brewing kettle.
A giant pumpkin, catches my eye
Someone had started to (31)_ _ _ _ _, a (34)_ _ _ _ _, but why?
Why did they stop? Where'd they go?
Yikes! A (35)_ _ _ _ from behind, (36)_ _ _ _ _, I know!
I peer through the (37)_ _ _ _ _, trying to gather my grits.
I'm clearly so frightened out of my (38)_ _ _ _!
Some say it's (40)_ _ _ _ and legend and such,
But I know differently for the (41)_ _ _ _ night, indeed, doth clutch.

🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃
💗 Have a Blessed Day! 💗
Art/Poetry/Puzzle by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2006-10-31 (original)
©2017-10-31 (remake)
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"Life is like a puzzle and a series of, no doubt,
With an endless supply of clues, to life, figure out."
~ Quotes by Artsieladie
Art by Artsieladie