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Posted by Nick on June 29, 2002 at 01:28:18:

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

I was feeling a little shitty when i wrote that anyways, but i feel
now as though i have nroken through the slump.
I just did a *cool* design. I just let the henna flow, and this
design is totally cool. Alissa was right about screwing the usual
design sources- so i used something new, CCJ's mycenean page, which
has a lot of the type of motifs that i rarely use. I'll post a pic on
my website when the color develops.

: Reviewing my henna work, i've come to a realization of something
: which i have wondered about for a long time- my work is largely
: unoriginal and borring. I do run of the mill designs. They're
: nothing very new or different.
: So what i need is some sharp criticizm. This is not a call for
: attention! I need you to see that my work really *is* borring, and
: tell me what i can do about it. If you're just going to tell me
: it's not borring, save your energy, because that's not going to
: me and is not what i need in this case.
: So when does a design become "your own?" I have looked at countless
: designs drawn by others, and re-done them on myself, with slight
: changes... i still don't feel that they're "mine", and they are
: The way i feel, for a design to be your own, it has to have real
: flair to it, something that *you* put there, and obviously so. My
: designs lack that.... help?
: ~Nick, feeling dependant.


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