can you dig it?
I received an email today from a thoughtful person who shared a bit of information with me.
"I think I found something being sold that is very much like your__________"
The link she provided confirmed she was right in her assessment.
She then went on to express how badly she felt...probably because it was a larger company and she knew I would be facing an uphill battle in the event I decided to object.
My response. "no problem" as in...it doesn't concern me. Later I was informed by a completely separate party that my response was ambivalent and didn't I want to fight for my art...blah,blah,blah
no, i don't.
I love creating things for my etsy shop. LOVE IT. I make the sort of things I want to use and for me, it's a labor of love.
I don't operate under the presumption that everything I make is original.
I am a collector. I collect what I hear, the images I see, the books I read. It's all information and as such gets filtered and finds it's way into my work. Let's be serious. I base much of my stuff on vintage office and school supplies. I know everything comes from something else
I hope that anyone who sees my work and is tempted to recreate it does a better job than I. I hope that I can do a better job of whatever comes next for me.
I guess that's my deal. I don't worry about the things I've made because they are already done. Who cares if there's something out there that looks eerily like my own...in my mind I am already designing the next thing. I'm already on the move.
This is a great post that sorta mirrors my way of thinking and comes across much more succinctly than my own ramblings.
and to the company who is recreating my work...