I had some very distressing news yesterday and the brunt of it is that Bonna the designer of Kelley Kid's images has been taking some inspiration from other peoples drawings. The Kelley Kid's sites are now closed and I would like to make it clear that I and the rest of the design team and co ordinators knew nothing of this until yesterday.
here are Bonna's own words from her blog
'Let me begin with, “I’m sorry.”
It was not my intention to cause any damage, inconvenience or to be disrespectful to anyone.
It was never my intention to create such an awkward and uncomfortable situation.
It is embarrassing, but I must confess I am not the talented artist I thought I was or claimed to be. I am just an old womans that loves to draw and doodle. I have been like that since I was a child. I would look at something and draw it. My favorite things were paper, pencils and crayons. My teachers often reprimanded me for "decorating" my homework, notebooks and papers. My dream was to someday draw for Disney. I guess you could say that was the begining of my downfall that leads up to today. I could and still can draw any Disney, Charlie Brown or Presious Moments character at the drop of a hat. It is how I learned, it was my inspiration.
While this is by no means an excuse for my behavior,and I owe all of you a sincere apology for being extremely inappropriate, immature, and disrespectful. I did not know the rules and made no real attempt to research and learn them.
I never wanted or even expected the mean and vindictive response that a few simple pieces of digital lines would recieved. It pains me not for myself, but for the good people around me.
I want to make it perfectly clear this Design Team and their Coordinator had no knowledge of any of this. They acted on faith and loyalty as any good team should. The blame is mine and mine alone.
I am not asking for forgiveness, or understanding. I acted in desperation in looking for some kind of an income. So I followed like a blind sheep.
So let it stop here, it is done and over. No more hate, no more poison.
You have won.
Blessings to you and yours,
Bonna Kelley '
Thank you for reading and hopefully understanding that the team are innocent of any wrong doing.
Hugs & appologies--