Sunday, June 14, 2009

An update... and a thank you!

The photos of my cloth diaper cakes have been removed from both Chic to Cheek Boutique's blog and Facebook.

I just wanted to say thank you to my blog readers, my Twitter pals, and especially to my MM and C2 friends. The support means so much to me. Like I posted on FB yesterday, I cried yesterday morning upon the discovery of the stolen photos, but wiped away tears of gratitude quite a few times throughout the day. You guys rock!!

Also, it might seem odd to some of you, but I also want to say thanks to Chic to Cheek Boutique. What she did was wrong, yes. It upset me very much, and I will be begin the process of watermarking my photos to prevent it from happening in the future. However, it seemed her apology was very sincere. Let's face it, she didn't have to contact me at all. She could have taken down the photos without saying a word, ignoring the severity and wrongness of the situation, in denial of the hurt feelings. But she didn't. She emailed/messaged me several times, as well as posted a public apology on Facebook.

Quoting one of the comments I read yesterday, stealing my images was pretty damn ballsy. And I agree. But it took some real ovaries to admit it was wrong and apologize publicly.

I have poured so much heart and soul into my little shop. I certainly don't want negative energy associated with one of my biggest passions. So, on that note, here's to the future of Enchanted Dandelions, and the success of WAHMs everywhere! <3

14 comments:

Monica said...

I'm so happy this turned out the way it did. I love the 'it took some ovaries..' part!

Acorns and Oaks said...

I'm glad it's all worked out . . . and good for you for being so gracious about the whole situation when all was said and done. You're a good person :)

Leia said...

Your response is amazing. Love you, lady!

Carrie said...

Oh, good - I'm glad you got this worked out. When you figure out how to put a watermark on photos, will you let me know - cause I have no clue about stuff like that. :)

Kristen said...

I am very glad she took them down and apologized!

Queenbuv3 said...

A heartfelt apology definately deserves forgiveness. It is hard to admit doing something wrong and I'm glad you are able to forgive her.

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

I would like to say that this is the beautiful kindness that could make this world a much lovelier place to live! I really like and appreciate the way you have handled this. I am glad that it is all working out for you ...

Here is another case o a stolen picture, that makes you think ...

http://www.extraordinarymommy.com/blog/are-you-kidding-me/stolen-picture/

Dianne said...

We need more April's in our world.

Lynette said...

April, I'm glad you got all that sorted out.

Dena said...

I'm glad everything turned out for you. Your method of resolving this issue was 1st class.

Bohemian Green said...

So glad to hear this ended without a huge ordeal. I'm a newer reader of your blog and I truly enjoy your thoughts and pictures! The photos make me homesick as I am originally from Augusta County which is darn close to you :) My parents live in between Middlebrook and Raphine (actually that might as well be Rockbridge County, they're soo close) :)
Much love and light~

Elizabeth Channel said...

Well-said.

TheOrganicSister said...

i've read quite a few things lately on plagarism of photos off the net. i think it's time to start water-marking my photos!

so sorry this happened to you but i'm glad it was taken care of. :)

~tara

Patty O. said...

Wow, your ability to forgive is truly amazing. I am really touched that despite what that woman did, you are able and willing to let it go!! Thank you for being such a good example of not holding grudges--I am trying to be more like that, so to see your amazing example is really uplifting and inspiring!