Last night when I was browsing the e-shop of a French blogger I saw she put a link to her Pinterest, after I did my purchase, I went browsing her Pinterest ( to me it helps to understand more about someone, what she pins and how she pins). I was "happily" browsing when an image of my grey cloud, shot by Aurelie in her home, captured my attention as the caption was "Riazzoli" so being a curious person I followed the link and found that post, (you see the screen shot) below the picture she stated: " I want to make that cloud even more now..." !!! What???!!!... was my reaction....not only you don't even mention who actually is the maker of that cloud but you are suggesting to your readers that my cloud is out there for you all to copy? what an ego you have and what insolence!
Now, that is exactly what put me off, blogging, social media, making and sharing my stuff with you folks can be stressful. On first instance that post wouldn't has never existed if that cloud was never been designed and made by me more than four years ago! and so the photograph Aurelie took. On second instance did it ever occurred to you that these kind of statement are wrong no matter what? Do you ever think about how hard is to actually make and design something, and then do the photos for my posts (not borrowing from others) and all the hard work behind all I do/make? Do you? perhaps not, since all you do is browsing this or that and then make your post with your point of view!
Another thing that put me off is that the people who pinned that photo "know me" and my work yet they just pinned and left that caption...as Riazzoli is more important than the fact that actually that is my cloud?! so what do you like more? that post or the cloud? I don't understand. Because you know me and I know few of those that linked that post read my blog why didn't you tell me? I call this superficiality or shallowness in all its forms and that's why I think in most cases Pinterest sucks: outside the bubble is just a load of crap, and inside the bubble is often a collection of images badly linked or not linked at all.
Of course then there are other lifestyle/inspirational blogs out there that I follow and respect because they promote the good work of people and not exploit it only for the sake of their own image.
Same goes to that French and American copycats who actually didn't even bother to design their own cloud ( update 20/02 :same goes to those who copied my necklaces, my dolls, there's an american woman who has opened her e-shop selling copycats of my crochet dolls-les petits etc ), they just did a screen shot and then enlarged one of the pictures of my cloud to make what they call their designs and obviously sell well cheap in many many shops, I wonder if they actually make them or if they give them to sew to others. But that's the way isn't it? more ( stuff) for less ( quality). Anyway, inspiration is not stealing, you are stealing, not only ideas, but also energy, time, money, hope and patience.
Going back to these kind of scrap blogs who define themselves inspirational are in my view parasites, not only they live on other people images in this empty and imprecise form, but they also have the arrogance of ignoring the fact that actually someone did that stuff and actually that someone sell her own design in her own e-shop. Only because I'm not famous it doesn't mean I don't exist, so here serves you well, since you totally ignored my comment to link that cloud back to me.