Copyright Infringement Makes Me Buck Like Bodacious


Buck like Bodacious. I Want to Buck the Muck out of Copyright Thieves.

I recently deleted my Pinterest boards with my watermarked images.  I also deleted all my boards until I can honestly know that each image I have repinned links back to the original website, artist, and that I have permission to use the photo.  It is more of a headache to get into this party at Pinterest.  I really should have read the fine print on Pinterest.  Instead, I just wanted to get into the big raging party going down at Pinterest.  After all, it was an invite only bash everyone was talking about.

I binge pinned and ended up getting sick, so to speak.

I have read the fine print (well, I read several blogs that explained Pinterest’s legal Latin) and Pinterest protects themselves, but puts all the legal responsibility on its 10.4 million registered users.  (That’s one big ass keg party!) Anyway, the fine print says that Pinterest users are responsible for all legal ramifications if there is a copyright infringement and lawsuit.  It also says that if you upload an image to Pinterest, it can sell your photo and it is public property.  And even if you request to have it deleted, it will still be available to the public in its server.

F#$%balls, I f$%&ed up again.

I created a Pinterest account to reclaim my photos that I have seen all over the internet, from a gay guy’s cute faces website, to a Southern Romance Writer’s Guild website, to a facebook fan page for women who love cowboys, to a Russian mail order bride website advertising a “Wild West” party, to multiple Photo Bucket users, to a professional bull rider’s Facebook profile (it’s a portrait photo I took of him) and fan page profile, to the pop culture website — Zimbio, to a Deviant Art user that had the audacity to copyright my images and sell them.  I think I am more pissed she copyrighted the images than selling them! That is just a sample; there are more unfortunately, and so many more I don’t know about.

Here are some photos that have been seen all over the internet.  I have added watermarks in on them, using this free, easy, and right brain friendly site: http://www.watermark.ws/

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In fact, it this blatant copyright infringement makes me about as mad and mean as a rank bull!  Chicken on a Chain and Bodacious, I’m channeling you! And I want to buck the muck out of these careless, disrespectful copyright thieves.

This is a video of the legendary bull, Bodacious.  Caution — kind of scary in the fact that this badass bull did some serious damage to bull riders. He shattered Tuff Hedeman’s face pretty much. So you have been warned!

Maybe I am old school — maybe I went to high school and college without the internet, but I know, thanks to my high school English teacher, Mr. Anderson, that you better damn well find the source of something you are going to quote or use, or it is OUT RIGHT PLAGERISM and copyright theft. Period.

Ever heard of the DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT? (This is a link to the official PDF from the 105th Congress Report).

© means something!

I have been thinking about how I feel like I am spinning my wheels in thick mud, and I’ve been thinking about Pinterest and if it was a mistake to start using it (since you can change the URL website on images and it is such a copyright infringement fest).  So I did what most people do when they need information  and are obsessing on something — I googled!

I googled, “Pinterest and photographers copyright,” I started reading this article first,  Is Pinterest a Haven for Copyright Violations which was linked to, among many others, very informative articles about Pinterest, copyright, and the law. I highly recommend reading and bookmarking this article, as it has many helpful and informative links.  I read this article too, Pinterest Enables Copyright Theft on a Global Scale, written by the owner of FineArtAmerica.

And then I read this article, Why Photographers Should Stop Complaining about Copyright and Embrace Pinterest, which is completely on the other side of the issue, with a stance of give your best photos away in high resolution, without any watermarks and good karma will come your way.  The person that wrote the article, Trey Ratcliff, also has the #1 photo blog on the internet.  With the income he generates from his website alone, he can afford to give away photos.

My friend, who is helping me with the legal stuff, made a good point:

memomuse: Well, at least my name got credited on this website (at We Heart It). But it got credited to the website I had to take down. (www.meganoteri.wordpresscom)

Friend: When the electric bill comes, you can’t tell the electric company, “I will credit your name to pay for the bill.”

So I ended up staying up until 1 am last night, reading about copyright and Pinterest and outraged photographers and photographers taking the side of Trey Ratcliff, and going with the give your photos away and good karma will come your way. Then I ended up at Living Locurto‘s website.  I read this article on her site first, Information for Bloggers and People Who Use Pinterest, which linked to another one of her article’s, Pinterest Is Changing the Way I Blog, and left this comment (in italics below).

I hate watermarks for this very reason (they look cheesy), but go ahead and try stealing this photo!
Megan Oteri © All Rights Reserved

I used to have a website dedicated to all things rodeo and cowboys (and I don’t have to remind anyone how attractive cowboys are, especially when they are ready to get on a wild animal, in fact, cowboys are beautiful and so are cowgirls and I really believe rodeo tells beautiful stories).

I logged some serious hot Wyoming Julys documenting with old school 35 mm film the biggest rodeo in America (Cheyenne Frontier Days). I had photos from 2001 – 2009. I uploaded high-resolution photos and created a right-click dream. I have had to take that website down because of the photo piracy. I have had my photos stolen and reposted on all kinds of websites. It is really disheartening as an artist to see my work posted on other people’s website and not have even my name credited. It’s funny how people will take credit for other people’s work. I follow a hard core artist code — blood, sweat, and tears and a lot of heart, produced and created those images.

I literally had bullshit slung on me and my camera lens to get the photos I took. Since I have been finding the photos all over the place, I actually thought I could reclaim them by putting up watermarked images on Pinterest (from my online print on demand gallery — http://www.artflakes.com/en/shop/megan-oteri). It was my big dramatic shout in the crowd — these are mine! Since I am still learning how to put a watermark on, I used the watermarked images from my Artflakes gallery.

The whole thing has taken time away from my family, trying to track down photos and contact people to take down the photos and made me a jittery basket of nerves and depressed. I am usually very upbeat and I like to use my photos to inspire people.

Samantha’s quote from “Sex and the City” to Smith Jarod, came to mind — “First comes the gays, then the girls, and then the industry.” I thought something positive would happen since my photos were stolen and posted on a gay guy’s cute faces website, a Russian mail order bride website advertising a “Wild West” party, and a bunch of other ones. Heck, a professional bull rider is using my photo that I took of him in Wyoming, as his facebook profile photo and for his fan page.

I am waiting for the industry to contact me! I actually have a whole advertising campaign for Wrangler!

Is my name credited on any of these websites? NO. I thought Pinterest would help me. Now I have another headache to worry about now that I found out Pinterest owns all my photos now and can sell them and even though I deleted my boards of my photos, they are still available in a public server. It is such a nightmare. What I think it totally wrong with Pinterest is people can change the URL site. They don’t have to keep the original source. It’s like an honor system gone bad, real bad.

It makes me want to take my toys and go home. But it makes me think about how can I benefit from this? I feel like I am missing something?? Am I? Or is the new internet fueled by the non-renewable resources of artists’ hard work. Does artists’ work just get burned up in a Pinterest sharing fest? What would Picasso and Monet have to say about this if their paintings and works of art were being shared without their name. They had enough smarts to sign their paintings.

I think I should just cut and paste this comment and make it my next blog post!

The final kicker for me was seeing two of my photos posted on Deviant Art  and she actually copyrighted my images as her own and is selling them! Talk about salt, lemon, lime, tequila, alcohol, and a scorpion bite all to the wound.

I don’t know if I have the left brain skills to sort through all this nonsense. I do have a friend (thank goodness) who has legal knowledge of copyright to help me through this internet nightmare.

The ironic thing, is I posted the photos with the intention of sharing my art, visually, and trying to make a name for myself as a rodeo and cowboy photographer.  My photos went viral, without any credit to me, and the people that pirated them were the ones who got the credit (like in the Photo Bucket users).

But that is my art. I created it. Anyway, I do have my photos posted at talenthouse.com/memomuse, where the site has flash so people can’t copy it. I sure hope people can’t copy it. I guess they can with screen shots these days.

I am rambling on. Sorry. This is a hot button topic for me. I have deleted my Pinterest boards with my photos (even though they had watermarks from Artflakes), And I am deleting all photos that I am not sure I have permission to post. Pinterest kind of sucks by putting all the legal responsibility on the users. I think the people using the site have no idea what they are doing and the repercussions for the very people that are providing them visual inspiration (the photographers who take the pictures). In the meantime, I am sticking watermarks all over the photos I do put on Pinterest. Thank you for this post and I am sorry if I rambled on too much about this. My facebook community is sick of hearing me whine about this. I hate it when people say, “Well, you shouldn’t have put it on the internet then.” Thanks for letting me share.

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This is a favorite photo many people love to claim as their own. It was taken at Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the PBR nightshow.

Cowboy with Rope Photo © Megan Oteri ~ All Rights Reserved
This photo was taken with black and white film with a 35 mm camera you have to develop the film! Imagine that. I love old school black and white film.

So, I continue to try to deal with this issue.  I am trying to see the bigger picture and use my Aries tenacity to make the best of the situation. I read this quote today that made me feel better:

“Action is the antidote to despair.” – Joan Baez

But the truth of the matter is, I am spending way too much time worrying about this.  And maybe good karma will come back my way (magically).  In the mean time, I haven’t made any money from these photos that have gone viral, nor have I sold any photos in my Artflakes gallery (why pay for them when you can get them for free, right) and I have spent countless hours trying to track down people to tell them to remove the photos.

I am not one to just give up easily when I am passionate about something.  And I do have some issues with a need for justice, as well as, a need for validation.  So the combination of these issues and the blatant disrespect for photographers and their artwork, in general, in our culture — well — it has been a sucky time of it.  I know I am going to hear a ton of people, say — just let it go Meg.  Really, would you just let it go, if your employer decided to say your pay check just wouldn’t be coming because of circumstances out of your control.

PBR Bull Rider, Brian Canter — Photo © Megan Oteri ~ All Rights Reserved
I don’t like watermarks. Unfortunately, they are needed. I really do believe they take away from the art. This photo I have to let go and let it find its way. In fact, it really did find its way — back to the bull rider. So I think the bigger picture is art finds a way. Cause, no offense to Brian Canter, but most of the pictures of him out there make him look like he’s twelve. I think this photo does him justice!

But as you know, memomuse really isn’t one to stick my head in the negative mud.  I like to get out in the sunshine and see the beauty of life.  And I love to share the photos I take.  But now I have to worry about watermarks and all that, which really stops me from sharing the right brain magic.  I really suck at left brain technical stuff.  I wish a left brain fairy godmother would come to my rescue.  I need a benefactor to help me pay for an art show.  That would be cool. Now, we are talking — the dreamer in me is dazzling already — an art show at a gallery.  Heck, I need to be my own fairy godmother.  In fact, my friend, Javaugn, sent me this grant information today to apply to for photographers. So I did get my left brain fairy godmother.  Thanks Javaugn.

I got to stop this ramble.  I am even hesitant to post it (in fear of seeming like a whiner, but why am I feeling this way — I didn’t do anything wrong!  I keep blaming myself for not putting up a watermark, when I copyright the photos individually, in each photo’s caption).  But I know there are other people out there trying to figure out all this copyright stuff, so I will share this post, as it has really informative links to well written and easy to understand articles and blog posts about copyright law. It even has a direct link to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

The bottom line is I have to let go of the cowboys and the bull rope.  Life goes on.  I have learned to watermark.  Lesson learned!  Maybe that is the only positive out of this.  Nah, I think there are a lot of really good people who have passed these photos forward, and they are giving some old cowgirl some joy.  Or even a cowboy (hopefully the cowboy himself or cowgirl) because as an artist, rodeo is my Montana; it is my muse and my wide open Wyoming space, where I see such beauty and such story.

Let er’ Buck“,” they say.  Sometimes you don’t have to quote every source.  Sometimes greatness speaks for itself; no signature required.  Maybe that is the lesson in all of this.  (But don’t worry, I am still channeling Bodacious and ready to buck every little copyright thief on their little greedy backs — just kidding.  I’m exhausted.

I have to move on.  This blog post is my white flag.  As much as I hate to admit defeat — hard lesson learned — I’ve got some darlings out their in cyber land who have found new homes.

Just tell me I’m awesome and I think I’ll be OK.  🙂  I still have my sense of humor and a lot more f%$^ing film and rodeos. And I’ll always have Wyoming in my heart.

This makes me think about: What did artists think of the forgers who forged their work and sold it?  My parents had a painting by one of Picasso’s forgers.

What do you think about copyright and the internet and social media sharing sites like Pinterest?

Monday Museletter — April 2, 2012


Monday Museletter

April Fool

Happy April!  Hope you didn’t get too fooled on April Fool’s Day.  On April Fool’s Day, I felt like a fool. Many of my cowboy photos have been copied off the internet and been put into Google searches with someone’s else name and website.  It makes me feel like a fool for not protecting my photos with watermarks.  When I first started www.meganoteri.wordpress.com in 2009, I went with the muse and shared my images, hoping to celebrate and inspire others.  I was very naïve.  People stole my images with the right-click one two move, not even thinking about the fact that this was my art. So I have to buckle down and purchase a watermark program and I also have to watch what I put on the internet.  The good news is one of my photos is so artistic and visually appealing that a professional bull rider is using my photo as his Facebook profile photo (the photo is of him).

This same photo has been reposted (without credit to me) on a Southern Romance Writer’s website, a cute faces website, a bunch of other websites, and you can Google the cowboy’s name (Brian Canter) and the website origin on Google says it started at this website (an all-girls school). The website address above says the name of the girls’ school and Canterbury Tales.

Image source: freebooknotes.com
Where were these cliff notes when I needed them in college?

Anyway, this photo below of the cowboy, is just one of my photos that has not been credited back to me as the artist. Some teenage girl must have copied it from  my website and put it in a Canterbury Tales paper. I really have no idea. But Canterbury Tales and Caymen farmers are in the web address when you go to the link.  Any Canterbury Tales scholars out there know how this photo would connect to Caymen farmers from Canterbury Tales?  I remember reading it (or skimming) it in college when I took the best class, which I did not appreciate, at the time (unfortunately) — Western Civilization.  In fact, it was a great class –  every weekday, but it was my freshman and sophomore year in college.  Let’s just say academics were not really my focus.  The course was designed to tell the history of Western Civilization from five perspectives — Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Art, and History.

Back to one of the photos that was pirated:  I am telling the world right now — this is my photo!

"Brian Canter" (c) Megan Oteri - All Rights Reserved

I took it.  Someone acknowledge it, darn it.  I am working on getting the image correctly credited to the website it originated at: http://www.meganoteri.wordpress.com –  I have since made this website password protected  since so many people stole my photos.  I am in the process of putting together the photos to publish a coffee table photo book. The website address above says the name of the girls’ school and Canterbury Tales.   Anyway, this is just one of my photos that has not been credited back to me as the artist.

I get really upset because photography is an art and if a painter spent a lot of time on a painting and someone else claimed to have painted it, that would be just as upsetting.  People think they can just take photos on the internet because they google a name or a place.  But an artist took the time and practiced precision, patience, and craft to capture a beautiful moment, image, place, or portrait.  The photo is so good that Brian Canter, a professional bull rider is using it as his profile photo on Facebook.  This I don’t mind, but I would like to be given proper credit.  It is my copyrighted photo.

Please credit an artist when you share a photo.  Or better yet, contact the artist and ask his or her permission if you can share their work.  They probably will say, “Yes.”  Artists do not create with the intention of getting rich.  Have you ever met a rich artist who got rich from their art right away?  Artists create because the muse is in us! I won’t get started about how some of my other cowboy photos are on other websites.

Pinterest

The silver lining to all this is one of my photos has been properly identified on Pinterest as me being the photographer.

I have had this photo also pinned on Pinterest with my name given.

I have not looked much at Pinterest. The photo is credited to meganoteri.wordpress.com.  Bad news is I had to take that website down because so many photos got pirated.  But I am working on getting the new website up to date with watermarks and flash so photos can’t be stolen.  I do offer photos for sale at this website: http://www.artflakes.com/en/shop/megan-oteri.

Food Review

I am working on a food review for Grocery.com.  This should be posted on Grocery.com late this week.  I will also share the link of the review on this website, Twitter and Facebook.  The last food review I wrote for Grocery.com was for Wheat Thins — it is a review of Wheat Thins 100% Whole Grain crackers.  “What do The Colbert Report, Family Guy, a disbelieving Twitterer, a hiker stuck under a rock, and Wheat Thins all have in common?  They all are part of the new advertising launch of the new Wheat Thins made with 100% whole grain.” – opening line of review Click on this link to read it.

Balance

I am trying to find balance as a stay-at-home mom, writer, and creative.  I still struggle with the desire to go back to work full-time outside the home and finding balance with being OK with just being a stay-at-home mom. There is no just to being a stay-at-home mom.  That is not what I mean by that statement.  What I am really trying to communicate is the idea that just being a stay-at-home mom should be enough.  It is one heck of a job.  I think I say it more poignantly in this post, Red Belly Slide. I have always been driven by needing to do something. Call it dysfunctional, call it people pleasing, call it a need for validation, call it a need to achieve, call it motivation– I call it a nuisance.  I can’t quiet the storm inside me that says, “Capture that moment – everything is art – the next project – the next mountain to climb – etc. etc.  I was always very competitive.  I remember learning to shoot hoops because my older sister was shooting hoops.  I wanted to do what she did.  I have little sister syndrome, I guess.  I know that art lives in me and I can’t quiet the storm, so I paint it.  But sometimes I wish I could just watch a beautiful sunset without having to tell someone about it.  But then again I wouldn’t have this photo to show you — this photo was taken at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The photo is available on my Flickr account. There is a link to my Flickr account in the sidebar.

"Blue Ridge Sunset...ahh the Beauty!" (c) Megan Oteri - All Rights Reserved

The moments when I feel most at peace though is when I am away from the computer – this can be when I am with my son, outside in nature, or celebrating the muse by writing or taking photos.    I wrote this poem, Dazzle yesterday when my husband was kind enough to give me some time alone to write.  I did not have my camera with me on the porch and a cardinal flew right up into a Dogwood tree in my front yard. There is something majestic about the color contrast of a bright red male against the intense white blooms of a Dogwood in full bloom.  And also how a female blends into the tree, camouflaged by the brown branches.  Listening to the male court the female and the female floating through the air is like watching taffy being made through a glass window at a beach town soda shop — like watching poetry being made — beautiful.

"Bloom" (c) Megan Oteri - All Right Reserved
Bloom: You are beautiful, brilliant, wonderful, and strong. Happy spring. - memomuse

Article

I have an article I am working on that I am very excited about.  I can’t tell you many more details, but I certainly will when the article comes out.  It is a great story.  I am very passionate about the subject and the magazine is very reputable.  I have to say that serendipity is the word that comes to mind when I think about how the opportunity unfolded!

#Brain Tumor Thursday

"One" - (c) Megan Oteri - All Rights Reserved
"Remember, it only takes one person, one thought, one word, one smile to make a difference in someone's life." - memomuse

I have volunteered my time and blog to write and host a weekly column for the brain tumor community.  I met this amazing community through Twitter accidentally when I had put in a hash tag, #brain tumors, when I had this photo, Brain Tumors, up for voting at Talenthouse.com.   You can vote for Talenthouse entries through you Twitter or Facebook account. Every Thursday, there are many people trying to raise awareness about malignant and benign brain tumors in the Twitter community.  Their stories are inspirational.

My mother has had benign, slow growing brain tumors since 2000, at least they were diagnosed in 2000.  For some readers, #Brain Tumor Thursday will be a source of inspiration and hope.  For some, it may be something you don’t wish to hear about.  I understand both sides.  I still can’t watch any visual media that eludes or shows a brain surgery.  But I can listen and read people’s stories about it no problem at all.   My mother had brain surgery in 2000 to put a shunt in her brain to drain the fluid on her brain from the pressure of the tumors.  This surgery saved her life.

Anyway, the template for the tumor patients to fill out is based on my motto: Hope. Wish. Dream. Be. If you wish to read about the launch of this weekly column on my blog, read this post, #Brain Tumor Thursday.  You can also catch up by reading the first profile, which got posted last Thursday (3/29) about Tom McLain.  It is inspirational. They fill in the blank: I hope… I wish… I dream… I am (be)… Then they share three things about themselves, a picture, and a favorite quote if they want. #Brain Tumor Thursday will be posted on my blog every Thursday.

#Brain Tumor Thursday on memomuse goes International

BT Buddies, a non-profit organization from England, that offers support and information for brain tumor patients, has expressed interest in hosting the profiles on their website, dedicating a section to these amazing stories and profiles.    If you know me or my writing, you know it is heavy at times.  That is just who I am.  I think the human condition is what great literature is about.  And I think everybody has a story.  So, if you want something light on Thursdays, you might want to steer clear – some of the profiles are intense.

This Thursday, a woman shares her story of having a baseball size tumor removed.  She truly is a brave person.  And living courageously with a disease.

As Rocky says, “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.”  But the thing is, storms create rainbows and this woman is a rainbow of living, breathing hope and inspiration for the brain tumor community and others.

Mini Muse Interviews

If you, as a regular reader, would like to participate in the Hope. Wish. Dream. Be. mini muse interviews, you can fill out the template and I will post them in the Mini Muse Interviews section of this blog.  It is a current project and you don’t have to have a brain tumor to participate.  We all have hopes, wishes, and dreams and most importantly – we all ARE. We be!  Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.  If you would like to see an example of a Mini Muse Interview, click on this link or go to the tab up top that says, “Mini Muse Interviews.”  It would be great for you to participate!  You can email me at memomuse@gmail.com if you are interested.

Just LeDoux It – Chris LeDoux

As most of you know, I am from Wyoming.  I call Wyoming home and it always will be.  But my home travels with me — Wyoming is in my heart.  I carry the courage, cowboys, cowgirls, pride, people, landscape, and stories within me — within my muse.  You can view my portfolio here, which has a lot of my Wyoming photos.  One of my favorite poets and rodeo cowboys is Chris LeDoux.  Sadly, he died in 2005 from cancer.  He was an exceptional human being who really portrayed the essence of the cowboy code.  He wrote poems while he was traveling the rodeo circuit, which he turned into country music songs.  These are some of the lyrics from “Cadillac Cowboy,” and he mentions Cheyenne, and he is referencing the Daddy of em’ All of rodeos!

Turn up that radio

Don’t wanna think about a rodeo

Don’t wanna think about a round-up

Up in old Cheyenne

It’s a crazy circuit

But still you work it

Chris LeDoux graduated from the same high school I did in Cheyenne.  I was lucky enough to meet him in person and see his beautiful smile and be LUCKY enough to have him smile directly at me.  After a long day of taking photos at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (where most of my cowboy photos come from), my buddy, Thumper,  who worked behind the chutes, told me, “Be back here at 5.  It will be worth your while.”   I didn’t have any film left and I couldn’t go home, so I took Thumper’s advice. I have a story about meeting Chris, which I will post on this website when voting for his photo opens on April 16.  So stay tuned.

Here is the link to the photo, Chris LeDoux,  You can click on the link and become a supporter today.  By becoming a supporter, you will be sent an email from Talenthouse when voting opens, reminding you to vote.

One Ride is a musical celebrating Chris’ music and tells the story of the rodeo cowboy.  Check out the website, One Ride, to find more info.  You can also find information about the musical, One Ride, at the Chris LeDoux offical website and you can listen to lots of his beautiful country songs.  When you click on the website, you will be greeted by one of my favorite songs, “Old Paint.”  Click here to read the lyrics to that song. Chris was a true cowboy bard and poet.

National Poetry Month

National Poetry month is April!  Write a poem.  Read a poem.  Think a poem.  You are a poem. I will share my favorite poem:

Hope     

Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul, 
And sings the tune–without the words, 
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard; 
And sore must be the storm 
That could abash the little bird 
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land, 
And on the strangest sea; 
Yet, never, in extremity, 
It asked a crumb of me.

– Emily Dickinson


My Muse – My Son

My son is my muse.  He is a full blown toddler.  He is into everything and is as curios as a bee in spring.  I am so lucky to be a mom, as I had several miscarriages in the past and struggled with infertility for many years.  I am blessed and everyday I am thankful to be able to enjoy his energy and enthusiasm for life.  Like right now, he is pouring coffee on the floor.  But at least, it is the wood floors and not on top of my computer. Ben’s favorite March flower was the daffodil and he plucked every single one off its stem and gave my husband or me it.  I wonder what his April flower will be?  What is your favorite April bloom?  It doesn’t necessarily have to be a flower per say — maybe an annual event or occurrence.

"Spring Muse" - (c) Megan Oteri - All Rights Reserved
This is a photo of my son, picking the tops off daffodils -- the gateway flower into spring.

Monday Museletter

I am going to try to do the Monday Museletter every Monday.  Don’t think I am getting organized or anything or predictable!  I will still surprise you with random posts on Tuesday through Sunday, except on Thursday – that is Brain Tumor Thursday.  And does anyone have a suggestion for a better title for that weekly column? Have a great week and thank you for being such a wonderful community where I can share my muse, thoughts, and art.  If you would like to be on the Monday Museletter email list, let me know in the comments or sending me an email at memomuse@gmail.com.  You can also subscribe via email or RSS (see the first two side bar widgets).

Thank you for your time.  Have a muse filled Monday!

Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.

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