Thursday, May 24, 2007

To Post Pictures of Work or Not? That is the question...

to badly misquote Shakespeare.

This is a theme that seems to be popping up all over the place for me lately. I understand both sides - the desire to be inspired and the desire to be original. I find myself remembering things I was told in college - "it's all been done before, in one shape or another."

How many times have you created what you thought was a completely original piece, only to see it done independently on a website, or in a magazine, or in a book? It happens to my sister all the time.

I think that getting feedback and encouragement is also a big part of the process for me and that I will post.

If I have an inspiration for the page and I can get a picture of it, I will probably post both. Oftentimes, though, my inspirations are memories and those are difficult to photograph!


LJ said...

I'd like to see even the seed ideas.
And yeah...that's a familiar feeling...making something and then seeing 10 other people arrived at the same place, same time.
But everyone puts the stamp of their own personality on a work.

Any Smith said...

You got that right - everyone has their own take on an idea.

This is going to be fun!