Sunday, March 8, 2009

I am inspired!

023 the art - craft divide
Originally uploaded by gingerpig2000

I have a lot of blogs that I subscribe to on Google reader, and believe it or not - I read all of them. Does that mean I go to the site? No, I read them on the reader page. Just joined another site that encourages comments, which I would say is going to be valuable. More on that later.

For now, I would like to take a moment and blog about a post from one of my favorite writers of social media information, Ari Writer, who discussed using Flickr photos that have common sharing approvals in your blog. I tend to use pictures anyway, but I have not really thought to use other people's pictures! So, I found this picture this AM, and I think it's a great thought - why is what you create not considered ART? What makes it ART versus CRAFT? I think that when you follow directions and don't color outside the lines it is a craft, but the person who created the directions and made the original composition - that is the ARTIST! So, sometimes I am an artist, especially when it comes to my shop. And sometimes I am a crafter, who follows the pattern because it's too complicated to think of my own changes - at least the first time through. I have become more of an artist as I develop this shop. Thanks for listening, and I hope you have a great Sunday.


Ari Herzog said...

Thanks for the comment and for sharing your inspiration. I'd like to add one item here: linking to the photo is one thing; the more important part is the attribution. If you click back to my blog, you'll see there's always a photo credit line.

If someone's sharing their photo with the world with Creative Commons, the caveat is by using the work, you need to provide attribution.

Make sense?

Anonymous said...

I do the same thing with my Reader! I just wish it were easier to comment directly from the Reader. Actually, there is a way but somehow the blog ahs to be a feed, blah blah blah...too technical for me.

And as luck would have it, I am stopping in to welcome you to the SITSahood! It is a great fun community and can really be helpful in so many ways. Look forward to seeing you around!