This is an image theft warning.
The person who runs a webshop called "Designs of the Past" has been
using stolen images which she has slightly photoedited (changing the
model's neck/hands, cropping out the head, changing colors, adding
trims and altering the background) to sell her own work. One, this is
fraudulent (she's trying to sell her work with pictures of other
people's work), and two, this is copyright violation. She claims
copyright on all artwork and designs on her site, so this is serious.
Many of the people victimized by this person have already contacted
her, and she's replaced some images (after, in at least one case lying
about the images really being hers). Most recently, she's replaced a
stolen and altered image with /another stolen and altered image/. She
has gathered images from all over the web, and some apparently came
Please look at her site if you have posted pics of your work on a
personal website or on AIPON, or sketches of items you'd like to make.
She may have 'borrowed' them for source material. If you find it, you
may need to exchage as many as three emails before she'll take them down.
I'm really hoping that nobody on this list has been victimized! I
wasn't and I am cuurently very glad that there are few good pictures
of my work.