Monday, March 22, 2010

Hacking and I don't mean coughing...


If you are a creative person you've been copied. Creative ideas are contagious. Back when I was a young Mommy and running my house I had a friend who copied whatever I did. If I made a wreath and put it on my front door, she bought one... When I got the first Market umbrella, one appeared on her deck shortly there after. When I bought legging and tunic outfits for my daughters with the big grosgrain ribbon headbands, she bought her daughters just the big headbands.(OK it WAS the '80s) I wouldn't have minded but her stuff was always more expensive than mine. Plus she never acknowledged it.


We all watched Greenbean Baby and her case of having her art copied.



Recently a miniturist used a gift in a scene from another. She didn't think to say where it was from and the giftgiver called the other a thief. Painful. I hope something was lost in translation.


We all grow from each other. Usually, I feel complimented when some one copies me. I think I may have used some wording I read on Pioneer Woman's blog http://thepioneerwoman.com/ because it was so catchy.


And the next blog I am posting about was covered by someone else. It is about a public exhibit my friend took me to and I can't remember where I saw it. SF Girl by bay? http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/


PS read these blogs if you don't already...

So if you posted about this exhibit email me and I will include a link in my post to your blog. Thanks CM

5 comments:

Glenda said...

'We all grow from each other' - very true. Our knowledge doesn't come from nowhere! We all get our ideas from the vast mass of human achievement coupled with our own imagination, and if we're lucky we can use it to create 'new' things.
'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' - well yes, but only if it comes from a positive motive, not a negative one. There'll always be thieves of many types, (both ill-willed and unwitting) but that's their problem.
Keep on moving forward, and don't let any barges tie themselves to your racing yacht!!

Glenda

Pandora said...

I worked with someone like that. It is a compliment of sorts but a bit embarrassing when you both turn up wearing the same outfit!

More2view said...

Ha ha Pandora! It's especially bad if they look better in it than you...

Glenda, good point.

Katrinshine said...

One persone can create, another no and begin to copy - it's our nature! Also if you create something new, mayby it was created 5 years ago, 10 years ago...

Pandora said...

Hi More2view. Oooh that would be unforgivably bad! :-)