grrrr....family reunion question (long)
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|Fri, 06-13-2003 - 11:11pm|
I came up with the reunion idea 20 months ago and have done most of the organizing.
I also designed the t-shirts, which are being screenprinted. It took about 3 months to finalize the shirt design, and it meant a hell of a lot of work. I begged heraldry clipart sites to send me high-res coats-of-arms of our family's name, finally got one I liked, added other elements to the design and worked with a graphic designer to tweak it. (I'm an artist and am picky about this stuff.) My parents are paying for the shirts for everyone.
Now my sister wants me to send her the file with the design. She and her husband have a friend with an machine-embroidery business and they want her to embroider the logo on special golf shirts. I'm against the idea. I don't want her co-opting my artwork. I also don't want her to show up at the reunion with special reunion logowear no one else has. It smacks of one-upmanship (a game sister and her husband are always playing) and I don't think that's what reunions should be about. We're there to spend time with each other, not impress each other.
She's been unrelenting about getting the file. I keep saying no. Am I being unreasonable?