As I mentioned in this post and the discussion in the comments that followed poverty is more often than causes the death blow to many artists. I can now officially consider myself one of them. My own poverty means I will no longer be able to keep any presence on ello and probably no longer be able to paint. Being one of ello's featured users, while certainly a compliment, has done nothing to keep the wolf from my door. I expect art piracy for the 16 year olds on tumblr but from career established adults who post ad nauseam about the large property they are buy to brag to me about stealing my work, printing their own copies and expecting me to be overjoyed by the compliment is despicable. My current financial is forcing me to give up art. I can only hope next time you come across a young artist whose work you love you'll support them; buy their work, give art for Christmas, Mother's and Father's Days, birthdays and Valentine's Day when you can. Don't print a copy and kept it in you studio.