We live in a big inspiring world
the internet is buzzing all the time
the inspiration and creativity that
is out there is amazing but it can
seem that it’s just a tiny village
when someone else posts your
idea before you do.
It’s eerie, and it’s happened
to me a lot lately.
It might even happen to
you. It’s normal, relax no one
is copycatting. It’s just thinking along the same lines.
A few bloggers have mentioned that it seems we are on the same path, thinking the same thoughts lately. That’s normal if you think of it, you read other blogs because you like the style of the blogger, it’s usually because there is some familiar threads that you are both connecting to.
If more then one artist weaves with the same color thread that doesn’t mean that the tapestries will have the same design or even look alike.
So what’s a blogger to do? I say continue on, this is a big world, and unless you are copying the text, and photos exactly, it’s your voice and perspective that will shine through.
I get inspired by so many different influences, we all do, that’s how we create, and we all see it differently, and use different parts of what we see to create.
Let’s take a closer look at that tapestry that this artist created, there is a rushing stream, the sun is shining through the beautiful leaves in changing colors, the russets, auburns, gold's, and greens just glow. Did you see the squirrel hiding nuts in the crook of the tree? Did I? What about the deer that peeked it’s head over by that bush, oh you saw a rabbit, I missed that. We all get something different from the same scene, and isn’t it wonderful that we do?
Keep on posting…..Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
On another note, we have a Snow Daze winner! Congrats to Lady Fi, who was the closest in her first snowfall prediction for the Okanagan ….[sigh, thanks a lot for the early snowfall Lady Fi] …email me with your details and I will send you the pack of Muddy Boot Dreams cards.