Artworks and Jewelry by Mary Beth Heishman

Sketch Book Diaries

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Newest Works, Resin Tray for Three Square Food Bank art auction.

This piece is inspiring new works on the modern day victory garden.  New art with these images coming soon...  Theme was "End Hunger."  Large theme, so I broke it down into; community.  How can a community fight hunger within?  Community gardens, home gardens...  Trading and bartering foods among neighbors.  The new victory garden. 
My resin tray, popping bubbles with torch...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Added a new Page to Web Site

Decided to place an "Etsy Shops" page within my webpage.  I do have an online e-commerce shop but I tend to have more items on my etsy shops.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Idea of Originality... Ethical Stance

Having major aesthetic and ethical discussion with a good artist pal of what it means to be original in your own art work.  With much angst toward the "rip off artists" that copy designs for self or worse for total resale.  As I posted in an etsy forum where is the line between inspiration and plagiarism? 

Is the literary word more valuable than the visual arts? So if one takes text from a novel, newspaper, book, isn't that considered plagiarism? If one takes the ideas of another artwork and makes it their own they are inventive? I say a copy cat and most involved in the arts see though it. 
I found these amazing artists on etsy that share our ideals, thank you.  I have included their works above.  
"Show Respect and Give Credit" by DippyLulu
"You are What You Craft" by SweetPerversion
"Keep Integrity and Don't Steal" by DippyLulu
"Be Original and Don't Plagiarize" by DippyLulu