I ran into something entirely new to me today. I have used clipart as a picture for various reasons, mostly due to a high regard for my privacy. Also, I hate having my picture taken and so there are very few of me. So I have a file full of clipart fairies, dragons, wizards, and various animals that I downloaded from clipart galleries all over the web.
I was contacted by the woman that runs www.rosiepiter.com today, letting me know that the blue fairy I have been using belongs to her. She has very generously allowed me to continue using the image provided I give credit where credit is due. Please visit her site to find all kinds of excellent clipart. She is really great! A permanent credit is in the static biography on the right.
I know that this kind of thing is the nature of the internet but I do not pirate anything, especially not another's creative endeavours. I do apologise and will look for some other suitable picture to use for my blog, facebook, and twitter pictures. Maybe I'll use a picture of one of the cats. Anyways, until I find something suitable (provided the illustrator does not object), I will continue using the blue fairy. Again, thank you to www.rosiepiter.com for being incredibly nice and allowing me to use the image.