I love this quote*.
I'm pretty sure that there are quite a few artists out there who will not agree.
I am not an artist.
I am a rather crafty person but not an artist.
VanGogh, Picasso, and Magritte were artists.
Recently, I've joined the masses on Pinterest.
I hadn't done it because I had to join Facebook to get on.
I didn't want to join Facebook.
No reason. Just a choice.
Does anyone really want to know
that I went to the hardware store
to purchase new tips for my soldering iron?
I think not.
I jotted down the above quote a while back.
I love Pinterest.
worry about being copied.
They post little signs about this worry.
I get it. I do, really.
Please don't write and explain it to me.
I understand copyright issues.
That being said, now I worry
that I might accidentally copy someone else.
All of Pinterest is on my desktop and in my brain.
When I make this:
How do I know I'm original?
I get a lot of inspiration from many, many places.
I'm sure everyone else does too.
I understand not copying something
piece by piece
word by word.
But, with the Internet and everything downloadable
it is inevitable. Hopefully, these folks are copying and
making it their own. Making it a little bit different.
I think that tends to happen anyway.
If you can copy it exactly then you are probably copying
Monet, or Rembrandt, or Van Gogh
and making HUGE illegal bucks.
This opinion of mine may irritate some people.
And you may not know this about me
my goal is
to make everyone in the entire world happy!!
And this thought is probably not going to help me achieve my goal.
I've seen my bow tutorial reproduced.
And you know what?
I don't care.
I took apart a bow to figure it out.
It's a fun project.
You can do it too.
You can even blog about it.
You can write another tutorial.
I did this one too.
Make your own glitter out of
broken Christmas Balls.
I KNOW I saw that somewhere else.
Gosh, I wish I knew where.
the only 3 things I have to remember to take with me are:
my asthma inhaler
my reading glasses ('specially since I work at a library)
my car keys.
Every day, I will leave the house without one of them.
Because, I can't remember ...
I'm too busy remembering the million and one other things
that I have to remember. As we all do.
How in the world, I ask you,
(Tiny hedgehogs. Aren't they cute?)
am I expected to remember
WORLD WIDE INTERNET
I saw something?!
I think I made up these designs.
But- if I didn't, I apologize.
I wasn't stealing.
I just have a very bad memory.
And as Forrest Gump said,
"That's all I have to say about that."
Off the soapbox now.
Thank you for your support.
(and if you can remember where THAT quote came from you have a very good memory)
This was a little tongue in cheek.
I understand that they (the artists) want their
work linked back to their website.
But, I do worry...
*I threw this little quote together in Photoshop. Feel free to steal, copy or use