Goodbye National Geographic Series

Well, zebra, be happy! You made it to the series. All other pictures from the National Geographic Magazine, my apologies you’ll become new paper for someone else to use.

Why is it the end of the National Geographic Series? Put simply copyright reasons. Using copyrighted photos in collages is quite the gray area. There are no black and white rules just the murky gray of indecision.

After a bit of research, it seems if the owner wanted to fight it they would have a higher chance of winning.

Now, I’m not selling my art so you might be wondering why worry about it? I’m worrying because I post the results here, on Instagram, and YouTube and the owner might not like that. People might perceive the photos as mine. I do make note where it came from, but I find most people look at the images and don’t read descriptions.

Because of that, I decided I would start to use only my photos. But, I have an ink jet printer, and when glue gets on the ink, it smears. So I am testing different options on how to print the photos and when I get that figured out, I will be back to my mixed media art journal card, and oh boy, I miss making them.

In the meantime, I will be exploring watercolor and hope you enjoy watching me learn and make mistakes. 🙂

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