Copy vs Creation

Humans are born copycats. How else would we learn how to smile, walk and talk, if we didn’t watch and imitate the people around us? But copying is only the first step. Once we copy, then gain confidence and ability, we add our own personality to everything we do. The same is true of creating and art. Most of us begin our artistic journey learning the basics — by rote, as they say of the ABCs. Then, once we have the basics down, we move on to embellishment and variations — we put our own stamp on a pattern or …