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March 23, 2010
Old reply to copying discussion with Beth at Hint
This was a great discussion starter. My two cents are it is all true.
When you see a piece exactly like yours you cringe and there are feelings. When you make something you think is fully yours and you see another you gasp ..will they think I copied... and then there are corporate giants truly ripping off our colleagues lock stock and barrel. that is another issue.
Under it all is the craft, the joy, the doing,,, yes we get irritated but do we need to create more than we need to worry?/ I think our collective need to be in a studio or at the bench or easel is the true reward and . we are tapping into a vast universe of images, symbols and feelings and we can not be un-influenced by our human connectedness.
As my 5 year son said years ago visiting a small German village.. "oh mom I've been here before" . Ahhhh yes
I will keep making and sputtering and learning and delighting myself
with clay and other art forms. Gratitude for my eyes, hands, heart and head and the ability to discern. Keep on Keep on Joan Tucker