September 9, 2010

Copy Me.

In reading Jewelry designer Lorelei Eurto's post on copying designs, got me thinking. Copying can be a good and positive thing so long as we are aware and are acknowledging the original designer.  Another artists work can be a great jumping off place or a great source of inspiration but it truly should not be called ones own or profit be gained from another's designs. Children learn from copying so it stands to reason that when we are learning something new we "copy" to learn. I have put my designs out there for others to appreciate and learn from. So, I was thinking about it yesterday and wondered if gathering a few designers together and "copying" a design. Not copying exactly but showing how it can be deconstructed, reinterpreted, or completely redesigned. I think 5 people would be a good number to participate. So if any of you designers out there would care to join in and spread the word about "making it your own" and sharing it on your blog, post a comment and let me know. I will provide 5 of the same elements and provide a design for the jumping off point. We could set a date and share what we copied! I will choose 5 names at random by next Thursday!






30 comments:

Spirited Earth said...

this is a very interesting challenge.
please include me in the possible participants.

Spirited Earth said...

did my comment go thru?

Gaea said...

Yes it did! Glad you commented!

Lorelei said...

I would love to participate as well! :)

Janet said...

Would love love love to be included!!
This will be Intresting!

SharonP said...

I would love to participate in this very positive energy challenge.

Malin de Koning said...

What a great idea! So interesting. I would love to be one of the designers. Malin

TesoriTrovati said...

I wrote a post on my blog back in Mid August about Artistic Influence. You can read it here: http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/2010/07/artistic-influence.html

And I would love to be included in this positive and creative challenge.
Thanks Gaea!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

SueBeads said...

Sure, I would enjoy this challenge too!

cherishdesigns said...

I would love to be a part of this challenge! Thanks!
Kris

Elisabeth said...

I would love to participate - I am just starring out so often use designs I see in books and mags as inspiration/jumping off points - and worry that I might seem like a copier :-)

Regina said...

If you need more than 5 participants, I would love to be included. I think great designers do inspire and motivate others, they should take pride in that fact. However, what Lorelei showed us was honest to goodness copying, down to the color, type of bead, placement, materials, etc.

Erin said...

This sounds interesting, Gaea! I would like to participate and be considered for a spot on the design team! :)

Silver Parrot said...

What a great idea! Looks like you already have more than enough players, but if you decide to expand or if anyone drops out, I'd love to play, too.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

What a great idea, I would love if you would put my name in the hat. I agree that it is hard not to be inspired by so many of the great artists out there. I find it difficult to remember where my inspiration has come from or if it truly my own idea.

Andrew Thornton said...

I missed the boat on this one, but I'd be happy to throw my hat in the ring.

EmandaJ said...

Hi Gaea, Please put me name in the hat for this challenge -- I am so intrigued!

Emanda
ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Hi Gaea! If you are doing a random selection throw my name in the hat. I try to educate my customers on the issued of copyright and this is a great idea to show them what can be down with unique ideas and perspectives!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Sarah said...

I would love to be part of this challenge. What a fantastic idea!

Fire Phoenix said...

Excellent idea - count me in!

Jeannie said...

I too believe coping can be a good thing. This is very healthy way to approach this issue. I would love to be considered for this random challenge.

rosemckaydesigns said...

OHHH...PICK ME! PICK ME! I would love to participate! I will also post on my blog! Rosemckaydesigns.blogspot.com!

Jeannie said...

Oops! I must have typed in the wrong information.

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

I would be oh so very thrilled to give this a try, what a great idea!

Anne Betenson said...

Dear Gaea,I would love to participate in this little experiment.It would be very interesting to see the outcome.I have already read Lorelei,s blog on the subject.I collaborate with a local lampworker so our joint designs are very unique.However we already have a "copycat" on Folksy.A cheap imitation as is!Cheers,Anne

MoonRae said...

I'm not as well known as most of your commenters(is that a real word???)but I'd love to participate if you're randomly choosing.
~Sharon~

Shaiha said...

I am not sure if I can be considered a designer yet as I just make jewelry for my own use and to donate to charities. But just in case, I thought I am would leave a comment as I would love to be included.

Judy said...

This is such a great idea! I would love to join in!

Gaea said...

Hey! Thanks for wanting to participate, and everyone can... Here are the list of names I will send beads to, (so send me your address so I can):

Michelle
Erin
For My Sweet Daughter
Lorelei
SueBeads
Spirited Earth

ANY ONE Can participate though! Just send me a link to your blog with your project or send me a photo of your project to post for you! It would be great to post by October 19th!

Kristi Bowman said...

I'd sure give it a tru. thanks!!