As a watercolourist and a glass bead artist I’ve been on plenty of art discussion forums over the years. At least once a year the subject of copying comes up, usually because an artist has found that their work has been compromised in some way.
I’m a collector of quotes. One of my favorite quotes was written by Brenda Laurel, a brilliant researcher and writer, among other accomplishments:
“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.”
I’ve often thought about this statement when I’m working on a piece of jewelry.
I’ve often read of the connection between messiness and artists.
There is apparently a direct correlation between disorganization and creative thought. More than one study has shown that creative types prefer chaos to order. Messy desks/work spaces promote thinking outside of the box.
Anyone in the field of art or design will tell you that there are days when they don’t feel very creative. That can be scary.