This is a collection of things--mostly images, that excite and inspire me, with some of my original artwork thrown in.
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to most of you, although the large number of messages in my inbox are telling me otherwise, but this is it. I’m not dying or anything.
I’m just tired.
And I think every graphic designer on here has felt this way once before. Over the past 2 months, I have contemplated several times whether or not to keep this blog. Then on Monday when I returned from Disneyland, I sat down to make graphics and I asked myself why. I don’t enjoy it anymore. At first, PetiteTiaras was a challenge. I wanted to push myself with Photoshop and try things that I’ve never attempted before. I thought, what better way than to do it with Disney movies, which I held very dear to my heart. For a while, I posted whatever made me happiest.
However, over time it became a chore because I felt like many of you expected a certain style from me. For instance, I worked on the Ariel and Eric honeymoon photoset over a span of 3 days. I even finished an Aladdin and Jasmine one, but I refuse to post it on here because there was a growing pattern. It seemed like whatever I posted was stolen within 24 hours without any credit. Why should I spend hours making graphics when it takes 2 seconds for people to steal them. I’ve even had my identity stolen. And I don’t want to name names, but I’ve seen a lot of my ideas (graphics and themes) imitated and that’s always unfair. All I ask is for a link back.
It’s also been very difficult lately with the number of followers I’ve gained. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to sound ungrateful because I am truly thankful for all the support on here. But with that I’ve gained a lot of hate. I’ve been called names for choosing certain fonts or leaving out characters in a photoset. Things that I’ve made with sentimental value have turned into a complete joke. People message me sporadically and randomly telling me that I should die. I don’t fully understand why people feel the need to bring me down when all I want to do is make you guys smile. Most importantly, you should NEVER tell anyone to die. Even if it’s a joke. Very few of you even know who I am and you don’t understand the things I’ve gone through. I post Disney pictures on the internet. That doesn’t mean I’m a “retard” or “bitch” and it gives you no right to say that I should kill myself. Tumblr is a great place to share, but it’s also a great place to be completely criticized.
I’m sorry that I didn’t give a warning about shutting down. As I mentioned on my personal tumblr, you should have seen it coming. I’ve written on here about this before, but nothing changed.
I’m really sorry because I feel like I’m letting you guys down. Please understand where I’m coming from.
I don’t reblog other people’s stuff on this feed much, but what happened to one of the most popular Disney posters on tumblr is a sad, fair warning. THIS is why I go on and on about not reposting my, or other people’s work. Why I keep asking NOT to tell me how or what I should draw. What happened to this nice person, who was posting things she made for her own pleasure, is what could drive ANY of us to pack up and stop.
Please enjoy what people create and share and RESPECT that it’s their hard work and not yours to command.
Edit: Since her tumblr is now gone, I had to copy-paste her whole post here. The original link to it is still there, even if it goes to a ‘closed’ page.
Respect of an artist and their work is almost impossible to come by these days thanks to sites like tumblr, Pinterest etc. please understand that any and all art you see online is the result of an artists hard work and love its not free clip art to be stolen without credit. It’s not hard to link work back to its original source!! Please if you reblog or repin artwork, link back to the source and please never remove people’s water marks and signatures!!! Oh and don’t be mean to artists :)