Thursday, April 15, 2010

Snow Leopard Network talk about ---

How do you view the topic of "copying"? What does it mean to you? ---
Ok, “copying” for me have to be an exact duplicate of my work. I think we are all inspiring each other in some way and specially I make jewelry in simple design, it’s so easy to be look like. But if you design from within and put your own twists, it’s always your original & yours only. I love to look at all the beautiful things on Etsy but never to copy anyone. But maybe those beautiful things are store in my head and sometimes could appear in my jewelry designs. So, I will not say it’s copied just because the design elements and styles are like. And a lot of times, “copy” defines the “original”. “copy” makes the “original” shine. But I don’t know how I would feel if I see some jewelry that look exactly like mine. Like I say, I make simple jewelry so I see some that’s similar to mine. But what if I see exact same poppy earrings as mine? Wow, that would be creepy! Although, it's kind of heard to copy exact. As I have my own “recipe” for enamel colors. So, your own recipe & many repertory wold prevent from copy cat. But wait… “copy” is not always a bad thing. When you try to learn new things by copying, it’s a good thing! I remember I made every felted doll in the book when I was little. The book was awesome. Came with patterns and everything. I think it’s bad when you make something by copying others and call it your own. That’s bad, bad, bad!

now, please go see what other “original” artists are talking about regarding this topic ---

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6 comments:

Thomasin Durgin said...

Great post Natsuko! I love your idea that sometimes the copy defines the original, I think that's very true when the copy is a poor one.

Jan said...

Enjoyed reading your thoughts on copying, Natsuko! You raised many questions that each artist must work through to discover their own stand on the issue.

Andes Cruz said...

I loved reading your post Natsuko. I agree, it's hard not to store what you see in your brain, when you see elements you like. but it does change when it flows thru you.

jewelrybynatsuko said...

thank you so much for comments, ladies! I haven't visit all the blog but I'm going to take time & enjoy each post!

WATTO said...

Thanks for joinging the group on this topic. I enjoyed your thoughts and I LOVE your enamel colors. Beautiful and uniquely you!

Beth Cyr said...

i love that you have your own "recipes" - i think that is the sort of thing artists have to do. I think most of us do create a lot of simple work (it sells!) but do put our own twists on it in order to make it unique. And it is true that copying in a learning setting is different than copying in a selling situation.