27 Jul 2011
avatar Author: Colette Van Den Thillart
Creative Director

Seriously, I received a well-deserved e-slap recently when I inadvertently cribbed a picture from my new friend Irene Miller.  Such are the perils of the virtual life.

You may have seen our blog on gauze, Pretty but Naughty which featured what I believed to be a still from the old 1917 Great Expectations movie – and therefore did not worry about careful accreditation.  Our blog has an automatic NH watermark that goes on all our blog photos in an effort to stop lazy bloggers from outright theft – which happens – a lot!  We DO try and give proper credit when we use found photography, which pops up when you scroll your curser over the pic.

But in this case, I didn’t clue in that I was looking at a very recent set design, and photograph by Irene,who also happens to be Canadian! So I received an email from someone I had never heard of called Irene Miller.  She wrote to me, sweetly actually, and just asks that I please correct it.  I learn she is a terrific photographer in galleries all over Canada and worldwide…and I have cribbed her Miss Havisham photograph!

In a way it was a backhanded compliment to her work I point out!! And fortunately she has a good sense of humor…

She is on the board for ‘Stratford off the Wall’, an artist’s alliance who specialize in theatre production workshops.  One particularly alluring class called ‘Setting the Scene’ is where she snapped this vignette 3 years ago!!

Anyway Irene, I can’t say I’m entirely sorry – because now we’ve become cyber friends! …and I look forward to seeing you in Stratford.

And by the way…have you SEEN Marchesa fall 2011?? Totally Miss Havisham…totally have been reading our blog. Yes indeed.

3 Responses to “C’mon Irene…”

  1. Irene has the most lovely and kind face and looks like she would be gracious about it. And as you know I am always pleased to see the creative talents of fellow Canadians. We are headed to Stratford and looking forward to it. A lovely drive, a great play, talented actors and divine dinners (once we sat right beside Canadian actor Christopher Plummer who looked quite debonair. Also, love the idea of scroll-over credit, can you share how you do this? Hope you and Nicky are having a relaxing summer. Much love XO

  2. avatar Gaye Tapp says:

    You had me at C’mon Irene!

  3. avatar Colette says:

    GWL…do stop in and see Irene at the studio she will love it! I dont know how to do the scroll over credit..we had Susan Moolman of Kedoi Market Concepts set up the blog, or i suppose ‘tech’ kids would know how. x

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