We spent most of the holiday weekend in Asheville, NC with my brother-in-law Jon and sister-in-law Jen who will soon be Ashevilles newest residents. Asheville is a fun little city and we are excited to be able to visit often!
Jon + Jen's cute new home
Liam and Sutton playing in the fountain at Pack Square.
Ezra and Gemma passed out in the strollers. Look at their little red cheeks. It was a hot day!
Several weeks ago The Long Thread hosted a knock-off series called handMAYde is better. As someone who is not a stranger to knock-offs I was a little surprised at the backlash her series caused. I have thought about this subject a lot since reading Ellen's opinion and her readers comments. My opinion is that it's fine to copy or be inspired by others work (independent artists or big companies) as long as you are clear in stating the source of your inspiration and you are not selling the knock-off. It is never okay to copy someones work and claim it as your own design whether or not you would be making money off the item.
I am bringing this up because last night Michael had me watch a series called "Everything is a Remix". The author claims that there are no truly original ideas. All ideas are an improvement or a combination of others ideas/creations. It's a fascinating argument and I am inclined to agree with him. Watch it, it will make you think!
My husbands younger sister, Kate is getting married next week. So much to do so little time. Last night I made a bunch of pinwheels. Tonight I am making a sash for the bride. Busy, busy!
I hope you are having a great week!