There has been quite a bit of discussion recently in the polymer community about copying/stealing. Many strong and valid emotions. As artists, what we create is a part of ourselves (as well as a means of support for many of us), so it is understandable that this discussion arrises often and with intensity. Without belaboring the issue, here are a few thoughts I had today – perhaps they will be useful:
(whenever possible, ask an artist what they’re preference is when using/copying/being inspired by their work)
(always share the name of the artist and any of their website/store/social media information so others can find the original source of your information/image)
(always respect artists – all artists – for their contributions to your own creative journey, and for the betterment of the experience of being a human)
(we all go through the process of finding our own voice; that process involves other artists; this is a good thing – share your art as much as you personally are able and move on from copying to innovation and originality).
To live is to create. To create is to live.