Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The stolen idea~

Ok, so I've been on Pinterest a bit lately and have noticed several of my pictures "repinned" and liked.  I am so flattered so many love what I have created!  It is truly an honor and fills me with such joy!  I've also noticed several of my blog friends upset over "The Stolen Idea".  You know, their original idea replicated, duplicated, re-created by someone else and then pinned.  Well, here's what I have to say about that.

"Let’s also think about how to motivate each other to show love and to do good works." Hebrews 10:24
Christie's translation:  Inspire Others to Inspire Others
Yes, there is much debate over original ideas, trademarks, copy rights, watermarks, and licensing.  In a perfect world, everyone would be honest.  Not everyone is.  As for me, I find such un-measureable joy inspiring others.  So my numbered secretary is sitting in my family room in all her glory and I created a beautiful finish on a beautifully American made antique piece of furniture which will adorn my home for many, many years.  And if it inspired someone to create something beautiful in their home for themselves or someone they love, then I am leaving my legacy of inspiring others to inspire others. 


  1. Great post Christie. I went to art school and we were told "there is nothing new under the sun". The only thing that makes any idea original is the artists unique take on it, their fingerpring so to speak and that can never be replicated.

  2. I completely agree with you! There is such great pleasure in knowing you inspired someone. :)

  3. Well said ! If you don't want it copied , don't put it out there . Artists have been inspiring new artists for centuries .All my best ideas came from someone else's ideas.

  4. Great point! All art is derivative.

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