Tuesday, December 23, 2008

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...




Could just be coincidence, but I think that this pencil case from Smiggle looks rather a lot like my Voodoo Susan. Guess that's flattering, but it wierded me the hell out. Same general body shape (it's been on a diet :P) and the heart and the "voodoo". Not saying that I'm miffed about it, it's just.... wierd.
Don't get me wrong, I don't care if people nick my work and adapt it to their own desires, it's a part of the creative cycle. As Picasso said, "Good artists copy. Great artists steal". So I guess this is a good thing, big company likes designs enough to adapt them.... hmmmm
Or I could just be paranoid and this is just a quirk of fate that this pencil case looks like my Suze.






5 comments:

I am... said...

it is very much the same huh.

I noticed in there the other day they had coloured garden gnomes, months and months ago we started spraying some, for our market stall etc, and then see them at smiggle, not so cool :( oh well lol.

have a good christmas!
xx

Renee said...

hhhmmmmm interesting....

Love Renee

Emerald Arts said...

Funny you should mention the garden gnomes, I bought one for my Dad. Wish I'd known that you made them, would far rather buy things from crafty types.

-Em

Anonymous said...

You for real? It looks nothing like it. Completely different concept. One is a pencil case and yours is just another 'felt flat creation'.

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