Would You Like One?
I was sent a nice email by a reader (Dawn) informing me that "my" fluffy light is now being sold on Etsy. I'm not sure if she thought I needed to know that someone was ripping off my light or not (which is actually very kind, and thoughtful of her.) But, the funny thing is ... this isn't "my" light. Or, anyone's really. I found the idea from another blogger, as well as also seeing a wreath done in a similar way before that. I took what I saw and tweaked it to suit my aesthetic ... crumpling was not my thing. I felt it looked messy, and then, there was the massive proportion that I undertook.
I think that for the most part there is "nothing new under the sun." As bloggers we all learn, and borrow from one another, evolving the idea along the way (giving credit, where credit is due, of course.) I would be ego-centric to "claim" this idea as my own. If someone was using specific pics (taken by me) of my work and claiming it as theirs...yes, now that may be different. But, I just think, if someone else wants to make something similar to this light, that has been done often already, and sell it. Have at it. I sure don't want to. What do you all think about this...or am I opening up a big ol' can of worms?
So, with that ... I say, if you can't beat them, join them. Above is the fluffy light in question (albeit, quite a bit smaller than mine.) Below, are several of their other lights. All found here.