Since this is how I make my living, any and all mentions, links, and kind words about me, my classes, my books and my artwork are always appreciated.
I thank you a million times over for your consideration and support.
Painting has always been my passion and I am so very honored to be able to share my artwork and stories with you.
**Can I share the artwork I create in class on my blog, FB page, instagram etc?
Absolutely! I am delighted when students share their artwork and experiences from my classes online. If you do, please also mention me and the class you’re taking or provide a link back to my website (http://juliettecrane.com). And if you do share your artwork, I’d love to know about it, so please tag me #juliettecrane
**Can I sell originals or reproductions of the work created from one of your workshops and/or use the work for publication or submissions?
I kindly ask that you use good judgement when doing so. If you take what you learn from what I share, be sure to add your personality and make it into your own.
If you are entering your work for publication or any other submission, please be sure you have infused the artwork with your own original ideas.
If you are selling originals or reproductions of something similar to one of my characters or class projects, please mention my name and the class you’ve taken as your influences in either your shop listing or on social media and include a link to juliettecrane.com.
I also feel it’s important to keep pushing yourself to uncover your own story from there.
**Can I gift artwork inspired by your work and classes?
Absolutely! It’s always okay to gift any artwork inspired by my work or classes. It’s always nice when you mention me and my classes as your influences.
**Can I repost your artwork on social media?
Feel free to repost my artwork on social media, add my artwork to pinterest and blog about my art, photos, or writings as long as I am given credit and you provide a link back to my website and tag #juliettecrane.
Of course, if someone copies one of my paintings, and uses the same color palette and posture along with the techniques I teach in my workshops and sells the artwork as their own… well, then I’m not happy. Especially if the artist doesn’t mention my work as an influence.
And of course it never makes me smile to see that someone has stolen my artwork directly, reproduced it and then sold it as their own (yes, that has happened). If you ever see this, please let me know.
I’m often made aware of these things because YOU notice them and let me know. Thank you.
I’m passionate about others finding and following whatever they’re passionate about in life. And that doesn’t just mean being inspired to paint, but to create anything you’ve been dreaming about, whether it’s turning your guest bedroom into a library, working at a winery for the summer or taking photos on your morning walks.
To me, it’s about learning something new and being inspired to create something and take it in your own direction.
I know I am always learning. My style and artwork is always evolving. That’s why I don’t mind teaching everything I learn because I’m usually already learning or trying something new.
So it only seems natural to share.
I stumbled upon an interview with Maya Angelou on Oprah Winfrey’s Master Class series. And when I watched this video, Maya Angelou’s words mirrored how I feel about it all.
The video is called, “Hold Nothing Back” (January 16, 2011). In it Maya says, “I hold nothing back. Because I want to see that light go off. I like to see that you would think ‘I never thought of that before.”
When I watch that video and hear Maya Angelou speak I get shivers. Because why on earth would I want to hold anything back when I get emails from people who have been so inspired by my work and teachings, saying that they’ve truly changed their lives.
I’m here to share my creativity and to give others a place to begin. My hope is that their imagination can wander from there!
With love + gratitude,
Ps. If you see someone using or copying my artwork or another artist’s work illegally, it’s always important to let the artist know.
Pps. If you are still wondering if your artwork is okay to sell, feel free to email me the image and ask any questions.
Ppps. Please do not use anything for commercial purposes without my permission.