Hi everyone! In this video I'll share how I used paper bags, envelopes, clear bags and my laminator to create fun and unique planner inserts. I hope you like what I created and give it a try.
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Envelope Shaker Card Tutorial: https://youtu.be/RB_srGZU_u8
Here are my sequin purchases with an up close look at different colors and sizes: https://www.youtube.com/pla...
Laminator I use: http://amzn.to/1Wm6Ivs
I want to chat about the difference between copying and stealing-Picasso said that “good artists copy, great artists steal” what does that mean? It means that any work of art involves elements “stolen” from something else. A beautiful photograph steals an image of a place, person or thing, a painting steals elements of artistic styles developed over centuries. The stolen elements are taken and incorporated into something new-that can then be stolen and developed into something new again. Really stealing is at the root of any innovation.
Copying though is entirely different-copying means to replicate something that has already been created, not to reinvent it but to duplicate it. It is also a form of stealing but without the originality implied in the Picasso quote. It is a shortcut to doing the actual work of taking an idea and making it your own. It is also highly unethical. Think of the time and effort the artist dedicated to developing a new idea, the love put into the creative process, and the joy they felt when they created something entirely unique to their style. Then think of how it would feel for someone to come along and think “Hey-that’s a great idea, why didn’t I think of that!” then copy it, make a video without sharing who inspired them or make an exact replica video tutorial. That’s yucky on all kinds of levels.
But it happens ALL the time. From big businesses like the Gap and Anthropologie copying the work of indie artists to small businesses or individuals copying the work of bigger artists so they can capitalize on their success.
Copying is the ultimate example of a LACK of creativity and awareness of the time, energy and talent that went into the creation of the original. Copying is a massive issue in the handmade world right now and is dangerous for all of us. It creates an atmosphere of distrust and unhealthy competition. While competition has it’s place it is not what we are here for, we are here to support each other’s creativity and celebrate our talents!
All of that said to say this:
If I have inspired you in some way, please link back to my video to give credit where credit is due. I'm very adamant about that and always make sure that I do the same for others.
*excerpt from this blog post: http://ohmyhandmade.com/201...