Sometimes things happen in life that knock your confidence. Being diagnosed with Lupus was a big blow and a reality I struggle with every day. Starting ONOODLES has been part of the healing process and if others get enjoyment from what I do then that makes me happy!
Recently I was publicly accused of copying someone’s designs. I did not knowingly do this but having seen what I was accused of copying I do understand why it was felt I had. Sometimes I have an idea, make it then find out that someone else has also had the same idea. I prefer the notion that ‘great minds think alike’. This has really knocked my confidence in pursuing my love of crafting which until now has been my salvation.
It has made me question what I am doing?
Where do I go from here?
How will I ever produce something truly original? My claim is that my creations are fun, quirky and individual- but are they? I know in time I will let this pass but I am still smarting from the experience.
I’m throwing this out to you because I know that there is much creativity and wisdom out there with you and I value your thoughts! I guess the question is to do with originality and how on earth we ensure it in what we claim to be our own ideas?! Should we even bother? Surely all our ideas are an amalgamation of images, ideas, thoughts and designs we see and store; these then inform what we create? Some degree of replication is bound to occur.