Have been finding it a tad difficult to get back into the crafty mood for a while now. I was reading the Poppies for Grace blog and this post just made me fall in love with them even more. It was a massive help.

Ended up clicking on a tweet from design tavern to this quote: “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery- celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from- it’s where you take them to””. – Jim Jarmusch.
Sometimes I worry that the wonderful people that read this blog or buy our things think we have made it in a way they could not, Its just not true- it is the new year- if this is the year you desire to start something creative, start it. Sometimes I wake up and sit down to work and feel like a fraud, I am not one who can sit with a pencil in hand and draw you something beautiful. it takes days or weeks for things to come alive for me. I own a lot of erasers and tracing paper. I am not brilliant, I am not gifted, I stumble on, because poppies makes me happy, I like to make things, do you?


About blairelizabeth

aspiring designer, lover of words, music junkie
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One Response to Authenticity

  1. Bec Matheson says:

    ah thanks for sharing Blair

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