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Posted by Kenzi on June 28, 2002 at 01:20:43:

In reply to: Originality issues- advice needed posted by Nick on June 27, 2002 at 20:42:04:

I have told you my opinions of your work already. I think you are
very highly skilled at the art and I love your designs. From my
perspective they seem original and fresh, but I can understand why
you see them as derivative and unoriginal. Like Lauren says, we
borrow motifs from all over and give it our own touch. Stepping out
of these motifs and creating your own is the challenge. I am also
struggling with this challenge. It is so much easier to use the
established motifs, rearranging them in my own way, but I don't feel
entirely creative and original.

While you may be using motifs and ideas that you have gotten from
somewhere specific, you have a very original way of using the space
provided, whether hands or feet. That IS something original and
creative and very distinctive about your work.

I would like to ask you a question: what do you find creative in the
work of others? Can you give specific examples of work that you
think is particularly creative? Also, have you ever done anything in
henna that you think is original or creative?


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