You know the saying ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’? Well in this world of blogging, you tend to see a lot of imitation. Sometimes credit is given, but sadly, sometimes it is not.
Given there are so many other important things in life (finding a cure for cancer being at the top of my list right now), I know it shouldn’t bother me, yet I can’t help but be irked when credit is not shared.
Trivial? Perhaps, but I sometimes can’t help feeling that little twinge in my bones when I see a project that I have created posted on someone else’s blog with no credit to be found. Yes, I openly share tutorials, but I do so hoping it will encourage someone to try something they may have otherwise been hesitant to try and feel the freedom art can bring. But when a project is then re-posted and presented as their own, tutorial and all, I feel a little credit is warranted.
It’s difficult for me to write this as I feel selfish for even having these feelings. That little twinge doesn’t come out very often, but tonight I can’t seem to keep this little green eyed monster in its place. Especially when I see this particular project that I’m referring to being ‘featured’, in one of my favourite sites nonetheless. 🙁
I guess it’s because I try so very hard to come up with new ideas and if my ideas are not my own, I give credit where credit is due. Such is the case with these little lanterns…
I think they are charming and perfect for the season and so after finding this picture, I ventured into my creative world in an attempt to recreate them….
I chose to display mine on my winter mantel, having simply removed some of the items from my Christmas mantel and replaced with pine cones, moss and white branches (sorry, the picture quality is not very good as I had very little time to take the photos)
a lovely display for Valentine’s day…
and my initials carved on the back…:)
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