Sunday, June 21, 2009
Maureen shares my views exactly on this subject. In her post All Things Jewelry and Then Some: What's the Fuss About Copying? she shares her views on the subject. It's funny I should come across this post today of all days as there is an artist I know who has been struggling with this. I respect this person's feelings but I don't share in her opinions on the matter. Everyone gets their inspiration from somewhere...myself I get mine from ETSY and other crafty bloggers. I never have and never will copy a design of someone else's... but using their idea as an inspiration is something most of us do even without knowing it sometimes. Working with other artists on a daily basis at the gallery I find we all learn and grow along with each other. We all inspire each other on some level...I take it as a compliment should I see a bit of my style in my fellow artists peices. When it's all said and done, as long as they haven't made theirs to look just like mine I see no problem with it. We are all striving to be original and I don't think any artist likes to be compared to another. Just doing what's in your heart and making it your own will make that piece original to you.