I was pleased to sell these new paintings to a local collector. Apparently social media is still working! She stumbled across my Facebook site a month ago and decided she needed some of my art. It was nice avoiding the shipping charges!
I was so shocked to hear that a friend of mine passed away. He always reached out and made the effort that friendship requires. We commiserated over the death of Mark Lanegan (one of my favorite musicians) earlier this year. He so generously “liked” so many of my Facebook art posts that he was awarded a “top fan” badge… he said it made him feel like Kathy Bates from the movie “Misery”, I told him I appreciated it. He messaged me in May to wish me a happy birthday. I did not know that would be the last time I would talk to him.
Today I learned from one of my buddies that Jason Briggs had died. I went to his FB account and was horrified to learn he passed away on June 13th. It is painfully obvious that he was a much better friend to me than I ever was to him. So many people posted about his kindness and generosity on his FB page. I am glad so many people cared about him, I hope he felt that love in his life.
I have had people copy my work, but this is a new one! The guy is reposting my images and even trying to sell my paintings, he certainly does not possess them! People started sending me messages on Instagram about this jerk. He seems to grab art from around the web and pass them off as his own. He has a pretty good following, well played Marek.