First and foremost I want to thank the person who pointed it out to me. I don't know if they want their name mentioned publicly, but I really, really appreciate you letting me know so I can put a stop to it. If she is stealing so many pieces from me, the other art featured in her shop likely isn't being used with permission, either. That shop does not need to be running, and has already been reported.
When people talk about art theft, I generally think someone's just using your stuff without permission or claiming it as their own. But this person actually was selling fabric and aprons with several of my paper vectors as print patterns on it. The audacity of just blatantly taking someone's art and selling it is head and shoulders above the average art thief I've encountered, and I'm still kind of blinking in a daze from it.
I'm pretty damn frustrated. I don't watermark my artwork on here because watermarks are ugly and I find them pretty obnoxious. But I have had a run of absolutely horrible financial luck for the past eleven months. Between emergency surgery and leaving some guts in another country, to not being able to find work, to moving to an island and having to move back three months later due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, I am a handful of kind people away from a damn homeless shelter at this point in my life. And some asshat is making money off my art.
My response to people using my stuff without permission is generally just to tap them nicely and ask them to just put some credit on there, and it's fine. I'm pretty damn relaxed about it. But really, selling it? This just really felt like a nutshot while I'm holding my breath, waiting to hear back on jobs and getting nothing.
Probably will delete this later when I've cooled off, but for now, I need to vent a little. Might start watermarking, I guess. I really don't want to.