First things first:
This stack of macarons was inspired by the incredibly talented Therese from Lost in Paper. You can see her soft, gorgeous card (and watch a video on how she made it) here.
Colored the macarons with Ranger Distress Inks, Inktense Pencils, and regular colored pencils on watercolor paper. Stamps are from Bonjour by Avery Elle.
MOOD WHEN DONE = I'm satisfied that I'm learning!
Now can we please talk (again) about when it is proper/nice/required-or-you-are-bad/ to acknowledge sources of inspiration?
I am always inspired by someone. And by that I mean that I often start by looking at someone else's card and brainstorming from there. Stickles around a layer? Yup, Julie Ebersole. Softish macarons? Yup, Therese.
But I don't copy because I would be bored. I am inspired. I'm also kind of lazy in the acknowledgment department and this is starting to bother me.
I've seen this discussion on Splitcoast a million times and, even after all these years, I'm torn. When it was just the blog, or just uploading to Splitcoast, it was easy to remember to say, oh, I got this idea from blank. But now there is Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and probably a dozen other places that I don't know anything about. And sometimes I cannot remember where I saw the idea. I had to ask on Facebook who posted the gorgeous macaron card that I was thinking about when I made mine, and luckily, one of my friends remembered that it was Therese.
Do we acknowledge our inspiration in each of these places? Is the blog enough? If it's not an exact copy, is any acknowledgment needed?
Would love to hear your thoughts!