O Bloggy World I am so confused! I have been seeing so many post about copycats that it is clear to me that that is EXACTLY what I am. I have been beading for a little over a year and have only had 2 original designs and even those were inspired by other designs. I love patterns and learning new techniques and have had many "I want that" moments. I may have used different materials or colors but it is copying just the same. I thought I had been honoring the artists with my pairings and you know I don't sell (except for the occasional friend who also says "I want that") but now I am no longer sure. I had been considering making beaded components to sell to those who love them but don't work with seed beads but after so many posts about others selling the same thing I am thinking of just keeping that between friends. I am also questioning (as usually happens with me) on whether or not I am honoring my own talent or is my talent following patterns well? I now really understand all of my favorite artists and their dilemma's with this so I guess I need to figure out where I go from here. I so need coffee and advil I am getting a headache!
Hugs and Blessings