Monday, December 8, 2014


I see it often. Artists that complain people are copying. I often wonder why they feel so self-righteous? Don't you know this is how people learn? They learn life lessons by copying. If you never copied you would never have learned how to talk or walk or write words. When you learned your craft don't tell me you didn't re-create works that were similar to others. Sometimes you still do. Why do you feel it is your duty though to deny these stepping stones to others? Why do you feel it is necessary to cut down others? An artist that is confident in their work will ignore all the others. Be humble and grateful for the love you receive without throwing others to the fire.

Also why do you think it is not ok for others to "copy" your work but you feel fine about suggesting that this work is yours by not crediting the artist? Isn't this a form of stealing? Please note that this post is not about the writer of the poem listed above but about others that want to steal words from her and profit from her words without giving credit or asking permission. Give credit where credit is due or find your own words to use.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's a beautiful grey rainy day here. These kinds of days are like a comfort to me. I take solace in the darkened skies. The mist that descends upon the fields that I can see in the distance calms my heavy heart and soul. A confession here of some sorts: I am a very melancholy and introverted person. I love to be alone. I do not like to be the center of attention. I think that is why I have neglected this poor little blog of mine. Really I do try. But when I try I feel like I am trying to be someone I am not. I think this hinders my creative process. Right now I am stuck at a standstill. I recently moved and I am able to have my very own room upstairs to work in instead of  the basement and you would think I would have everything set up and be full of creative energy but when I think about it I just feel exhausted. It makes me quite sad but I feel better now having said it.

 In other lighter news, here is my new/old house. It's an American foursquare built in the early 1900's. Not exactly sure when but will research it at the local courthouse eventually. It does need some work here and there. I would like to restore it as much as I can. I want to re-do the kitchen, bathrooms and the hardwood floors. There is some awful texture that was applied to almost all of the walls that I want to sand off. I was told it was done due to the cracks and such that occur in the plaster of old houses like this. I would much prefer the cracks. Heck even missing plaster would be better than these awful walls. Of course I am happy that none of it is drywall with the exception of the finished attic. I love old houses and I am so happy to have found one that fits us.