Nothing is original.

Steal from anywhere that
resonates with inspiration
or fuels your imagination.

old films,
new films,
random conversations,
street signs,
bodies of water,
light and shadows.

Select only things to steal from that
speak directly to your soul.

If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.

Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent.

And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it.

In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said:

“It’s not where you take things from —
it’s where you take them to.

-Jim Jarmusch

Some girl on etsy is copying my chain scarves or

I feel she is

because I'd never seen crocheted
chain scarves there before

and I searched and
searched before I put mine out there to try
and make sure.

So I feel pretty sure because
the same girl has followed me and friended me
on various other sites.


I tried to read
some things to feel better about it

because I'd be
hypocritical if I got too upset over it because I've
always read quotes and things like this and liked them

and always thought it silly when others were so quick
to accuse someone else of design theft

and none of
us invented the cowl even though lots of people like
to take credit as if they did

(it seems i've seen this
so much lately!).

But it still sort of stings when you
think it happens to you

so welcome to the other side
of the fence

although I'm not going to call out any
names or send an angry mob to her shop.

I'll just sulk
a day or two and get over it

because that's really all
i can do

and i'd rather be making other newer things than
wasting more time on this than i already just now have.

still stings though.