Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jane's Pattern "Fern" and introducing "Nerfy"

I see that Tangle Patterns (aka Linda Farmer) has put directions up for my pattern Fern (thankyou Linda)  ... I do love this pattern - very versatile ... I thought I would show you a project that I have underway ... with a better example of "Fern" and introduce to you his little brother "Nerfy".   Nerfy is the fern before it gets to being a fern, that little tendril that comes up first.

The Fern pattern has lots of opportunity for drawing in other patterns inside it ... here I have used my pattern "Raindotty" and a basic circle pattern with a dark background.  I love the effect.

Also today I had a comment that a few of my patterns were like other peoples patterns ... this is bound to happen as we are all influenced by the same nature and things that abound on Mother Earth.   However ... I would like to say that my patterns "Connectors" and "Loave It" were first "published" in July 2010, before the other pattern came out.  Having said that ... there are subtle differences and in the long run, I don't think it really matters ... just enjoy the patterns.

I am looking forward to the weekend ... I am teaching a full two day workshop incorporating Illuminated Letters into your tangling as well as Shading and Colouring ... I can't wait.   If you want to book your own private workshop (minimum of 5 people)  contact me ... I'd love to hear from you and can be contacted here at Jane Monk Studio....  Happy Tangling for now ... Jane x

12 comments:

  1. I love your patterns, Jane...beautiful..

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  2. What a fun pattern! I totally agree with you on the issue of pattern similarity. I've tracked over 1060 patterns. They all come from the same sources--nature, buildings, fabric design, and other artistic endeavors. How could we not happen on the same things. But for all of that, the steps are usually done differently, and the creation comes from the heart. I've seen no indication of anyone deliberately stealing someone's patterns and calling them their own. And I think the difference in the steps may help some people who might struggle with the pattern. So, I say, Viva la Similarities!

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  3. Apparently I have been "tangling" for over 40 years, without knowing it. I dont know how anyone can claim "ownership" to what is basically "doodling". Some patterns that people claim as their own, I did in the 70's

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  4. Molossus mentioned tracking patterns that came from various sources such as......fabric design. Well who do you think designed the fabric????? I've worked as a free lance fabric designer and all the fabrics hold a copyright. So.......is it "stealing" or "inspiration"??? If you are inspired by another source where another designer is involved, how can you claim the design as your own??? Its fine to use your own "take" on it, but please dont claim it as your own.

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  5. @ Anonymous 2:
    I would see it as a tribute... not as stealing!
    How many people in the world, do you think, will know whose fabric design they have in their house, clothes etc etc? Just feel honored when you see a (similar) pattern like yours being used by so many other people who are enjoying theirselves by "just" creating a ZT.
    And otherwise put your name and copyright all over your fabric designs, so we will know when we are "stealing" it!!! What a fuss... about nothing!!!!

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  6. Thank "God" that plants, trees, animals don't claim their copyrights....when we use their patterns!!!

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  7. THAT is FUN! Gotta try it soon!
    --Margaret

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  8. Oh girls, totally agree, the things tat enter our consciousness during a day can come out in the tangle and I have pads of "meeting" doodles that I drew before I ever heard of tangling and they are very similar to people's "owned" tangles. is tough as I ge the whole intellectual copywrite thing, people benefiting from your thought but on the other hand something like swirls and nature inspired drawings have been around since... wel cavemen let's face it!

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  9. I agree with Carol. @Claudia using, say a fabric ( or any other product design), IS a "tribute"and free to use AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT CLAIM A COPYRIGHTED DESIGN AS YOUR OWN ORIGINAL DESIGN ..which was the point I was trying to make...If you claim somebody elses work as your own, it IS STEALING, plain and simple. By the way, every selvage on a piece of fabric DOES have copyright information AND most often the designers name too, as per your suggestion. You wouldnt think is was a "fuss about nothing" if you made your livelihood as a designer, then someone else published a book using your designs. On the other hand, I dont know how anyone can claim ownership at all to any tangle that is mostly a "doodle" anyway, which I believe was Carol's point.

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  10. I don't think it is necessarily the design, but the steps taken to achieve that design. Personally, I don't "copy" anyone else's designs. I just draw what I have always drawn and I guess that's what I mean when I say we are all influenced by what is around us in nature etc.

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  11. HI jane, I personally think this copyright "thing" is getting out of hand. Of course we will overlap, I also believe that some of Maria's tangles are original, but look what she and Rick have started. Let's be grateful and keep on expanding on their idea. However I guess it goes back to the old saying " you can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time. Meanwhile I for one am having a great time tangling and designing. Cheers, Peggie

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