owl in a cowl , Etsy cartoon, 5 x 7 print
note: the copyright watermark is used for on-line display only and does not appear on the actual piece.
The title of this piece from my original painting is "Etsy Deluge" and is in a limited edition of 150.
Let's get the specifics out of the way first and then I'll tell you a little of the story behind the piece:
*The image size is 4" x 6" on 5" x 7" on heavy weight Epson Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper.
*It is sent flat with an archival backing mat inside an archival plastic sleeve in a stiff white cardboard mailer.
*The piece is signed with my last name on the front and full name on the back.
*Please read my shop policies for payment and shipping times.
So, here's a truncated version of the story (you can also read more from my blog, http://lisewinne.blogspot.com/2011/04/etsy-deluge-etsy-privacy-issue.html):
Etsy is an on-line site for art, handmade items, supplies and vintage and some resellers that manage to slip in. The site is always featuring owls, cowls, mustaches and certain kinds of rain clouds on its front page repeatedly. They definitely like to promote their own brand of fads and this is the kind of art they'd probably promote... well, except for their name up in the dark cloud soaking their favorite creature, wearable item and human body hair with huge raindrops.
"Etsy Deluge" is not the kind of art I usually make, but it was my way of putting up a cartoon visual when I wrote about Etsy's March 2011 privacy debacle on my blog.
The gist of the privacy issue is as follows:
The privacy debacle started in the Penny Arcade forums when a buyer's name came up in a google search with the glass artisan dildo she bought on Etsy right next to her on-line resume. From there Ars Technica reported on the issue. Rob Kalin, CEO of Etsy.com, made a special appearance in the comments section of the Ars Technica article, hoping to do some damage control (though he met with a lot of anger from anonymous sellers on Etsy.com).
From there, the story went viral: MSNBC, Yahoo, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Washington Post, Consumerist, Digital Trends, BoingBoing, NY Magazine, NY Convergence, AuctionBytes, Forbes, The Business Insider, The Mary Sue, BuzzFeeed, Geek Sugar, About, Reputation, Now Public, Salon, Help New Security, Gizmodo and About.
For more about the whole story and my own reaction to it, you can read more about it on my blog through this link: http://lisewinne.blogspot.com/2011/04/etsy-deluge-etsy-privacy-issue.html
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Exquisite card..... would love to see the original piece of artwork this was drawn from; I suspect it's amazingly beautiful. I'll be back. - Lise
Always such gorgeous handmade cards...... buy with confidence - A seller!
Your cards are even more beautiful in person! Super (really super) safe shipping. Lightening fast in plenty of time for Christmas delivery. Thank you so much. Your work is lovely. :)