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Sunday, February 3, 2013

i am a show stealer.

I recently had a friend copy one of my images...word for word, text was quoted and the pattern of the image looked as if mine or photos of it had been traced.
I was crushed.  Not because I don't expect this type of thing to happen in the arts and crafts world- especially when I freely post images of my work on social media sites- no, I am fully aware of how much is copied online.  I was crushed because this was a close friend, one who has always supported my pursuit of art, but also, one who has seen my art in real life, not just on social media sites.
It hurt so much to see my friend take credit for an image that mirrored mine, mostly, I just felt betrayed...

but, then as I sat there processing , trying to figure out how I should respond, it hit me like a ton of bricks...don't we do the same thing to God? don't we always steal his show?
He gives us time, energy, and talents.  He works through us and in the end we take all the glory.  Funny.  I am only given the ability to create because of my Creator in me.  I am but dust without Him.

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  1. Oh friend. I'm sorry this happened. How gracious your response. I love your heart! xxoo

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  2. Ahhh thanks so much sweet Sarah! This is an old journal entry (haha remember our pact to blog more? I'm STILL writing my altsummit recap!) and the lesson was a good one for me...so I decided to dig into my piles of journals and share some of it...this was such a good realization for me!

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    1. Using your journal is such a good idea! I wish I journaled to keep track of those moments. I can't wait to hear about your ALT experience! Yay! I have a couple blog posts in the making. This coming week will be a good one! ;) oxox

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  3. Oh my gosh...you are SO right. I never thought of that. And I'm sorry you were hurt by a friend. That's no bueno.

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    1. Oh Wendi, thank you so much! It was a realization that really hit me! You are such a dear!

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