Well I have lots to share but I haven't had a chance to take photos so please bear with me. It's been a sad week. We lost a wonderful designer, Neil from Ecclectic Bloke's Designs, to cancer and my husband's uncle passed away from liver cancer. A devout muslim, a very high ranking medical specialist, loved for his compassion for both his patients and his peers and staff, it has hit us hard. He has never drank a drop of alcohol in his life, and he got liver cancer. Just not fair.
Now, why I am posting today. I had an email from someone about to start a blog which I suspect has a business purpose. However, they also offer to share charts that they find.
Please, please do not share charts. You can sell them, you can give them away, you can lend them, but you cannot copy or offer duplicates of a chart without the designer's permission. Shoving a chart up on an internet public forum is a form of copying and it infringes on all copyright laws.
And, if a chart is offered freely on a site, e.g. I offer a chart on my fb page, then again, you cannot share the actual chart, only the link so people can find it. That is because all designer's own the distribution rights to their charts.
So please, if this new blog ends up being naughty (even though I have emailed them), please complain and make a fuss. There are so many designers going out of business at the moment, it is unreal. And all because of illegal distribution of charts.
For me it is more personal. My charts are my babies, my legacy to my family, proof I was here and cancer didn't beat me completely. I would be incredibly hurt if someone copied my charts. Nothing to do with money: just plain hurt.
Thank you. Hopefully I will have lots of nicer news and photos in my next post x