Like a Thief in the Night

I spent too much time today picking through the internet and my far-too-vast collection of saved images putting together bits of art for the Baenrahl site. There is a ton of fantastic art out there done by some amazingly talented individuals. I am not one of them. For this reason, I am grateful to the internet, the artists, and the users who collect and display all this great stuff.
I grab stuff and mash it together with other stuff and color change it all to match whatever vision I have for what I’m putting together. I would love to say that what I end up with is something new and original, but it’s not. It makes me happy. I’m not trying to sell it. I don’t want to challenge anyone’s copyright or trademark or ownership of their work. I just want to have cool stuff on my website for my players (and visitors) to look at. I love the search for just the right image almost as much as the putting it together, it sooths the failed graphic artist part of my soul and makes me feel creative. It’s all in fun.
I know that what I’m doing is wrong on more than a few different levels and breaks copyright, but I just can’t help myself. So I say to all the artists out there, if you stumble across some of your artwork on one of my sites and it offends, threatens, or otherwise bothers you; you need only let me know and I’ll take it down, credit you, whatever. I’m not here to piss anyone off.