ok… I have to admit… I have been on pins and needles and a little freaked out about all of the talk of crediting and placing ownership on techniques in the PC world! It really has just zapped the creative juices right out of me this week…. I am so scared of doing something similar to someone and trying to figure out where my inspiration really does come from!
Shoot yesterday alone I had an email from someone and then antoher person state to me that they wanted to credit me for their inspiration in creating beads!!! What is going on?!?! LOL!!
I am fairly new to PC…. I was introduced to it about 3 years ago. I have never taken a class, and I hate to read tutes, but I do get Polymer Cafe~ Most of what I do is inspired by nature… other PC artist… and lamp work artist… shoot, I even like looking at the scrap book pages for inspiration…. I see something and say “hey, I like that… let me see what I can come up with and lets see how it turns out”….
I guess to me PC is just like any other art medium. You pick it up and you create what comes to you. I never said, this is a drawling that I created, but I used this shading process that Mr. Custard, my art teach taught me in high school, and this pencil stroke was one that Mrs.Baldwin taught me in elementary.
PC is so new! I create things that in my heart I just know it’s mine and only my idea, only to see it done by someone else….. It’s going to happen time and time again…. I guess it’s like saying that you are the one that created that certain pencil stoke…. That one shading technique… It’s enough to make a person go mad….. and loose a lot of creative energy, which I have this week… stressing!!
But after the emails I got it really did just HIT me!! Why in the world would I want to take the credit for something that was strictly created by them? There is not one ounce of “Tina T.” in those beads! Nothing I did was in those beads…. how can I allow them to think that they should credit me for it…….. OH, The FREEDOM!!! It came to me just like that!! I have the freedom to create what I want and not worry about what inspired me, because we all are inspired each and everyday by something! and life is way too short for me to stress over who or what it was that inspired me…… I JUST WANT TO CREATE!! 😀
I know that there are people out there who will not agree with this.. and that is fine… But I now know that I am not doing anything wrong…. I didn’t watch them – they didn’t show me – I just did it my way!! So I can breath and be creative again!! so off I go on another PC adventure!!
Thanks for letting me vent!! 😀 Vent back if you want!! I would love to hear what others have to say!!